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Digital Transformation with Dataverse for Teams

By : Srikumar Nair
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Digital Transformation with Dataverse for Teams

By: Srikumar Nair

Overview of this book

Microsoft Dataverse for Teams is a built-in, low-code data platform for Teams and enables everyone to easily build and deploy apps, flows, and intelligent chatbots using Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power Virtual Agents (PVA) embedded in Microsoft Teams. Without learning any coding language, you will be able to build apps with step-by-step explanations for setting up Teams, creating tables to store data, and leverage the data for your digital solutions. With the techniques covered in the book, you’ll be able to develop your first app with Dataverse for Teams within an hour! You’ll then learn how to automate repetitive tasks or build alerts using Power Automate and Power Virtual Agents. As you get to grips with building these digital solutions, you’ll also be able to understand when to consider upgrading from Dataverse for Teams to Dataverse, along with its advanced features. Finally, you’ll explore features for administration and governance and understand the licensing requirements of Microsoft Dataverse for Teams and PowerApps. Having acquired the skills to build and deploy an enterprise-grade digital solution, by the end of the book, you will have become a qualified citizen developer and be ready to lead a digital revolution in your organization.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Section 1: Introduction to Microsoft Dataverse for Teams
Section 2: Deep Dive into Microsoft Dataverse for Teams
Section 3: Application and Environment Life Cycle Management
Section 4: Enterprise Readiness and Licensing

Licensing for Microsoft Dataverse for Teams

Microsoft Dataverse for Teams is part of the offering that comes with the Office license, now known as Microsoft 365. As illustrated in Figure 11.1, with the Microsoft 365 license, you can build apps, flows, and bots while using other Office products such as SharePoint lists or Excel as the data storage option. These apps, bots, and flows will be able to run standalone; that is, you can run or invoke them separately in their own player or browser as needed. However, when you modify an app to add a Dataverse connector and then run it, it would trigger a license check failure. That is, you will be prompted to get a separate Power Apps, Power Automate, or Power Virtual Agents license. However, if you wish to just use Dataverse for Teams and not Dataverse, as seen through all the chapters in this book, you can continue building and using such apps, bots, and flows with your Microsoft 365 license.

Similarly, these apps, flows, and bots that...