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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

Chapter 1: Introducing Digital Transformation and the Role of Low-Code/No-Code Platform

This book will help you to develop an understanding of what digital transformation is and why it is important to each one of us. It will also introduce you to a low-code/no-code platform built into Microsoft Teams, and help you develop proficiency in solving challenges faced by your organizations in their journey to achieve digital transformation. This book is intended to be used by anyone who wishes to build apps, bots, and workflows, and who wants to help automate a lot of manual processes within their organization, whether they're a student, a teacher, an entrepreneur, a doctor, or even a volunteer at a non-profit organization. As you progress through the first couple of chapters in this book, you will realize that with very basic skills, such as creating formulas, and a basic understanding of how you want your screens to look, you will be building very effective digital solutions for your organization.

In this chapter, we will take a quick look at the new trends that are impacting our personal and work lives (that is, the consumer world and business environments) and how every one of us needs to be prepared to use these changes in technology to our advantage, especially in our professional careers.

This chapter also begins to introduce you to Power Platform and Microsoft Dataverse for Teams, which not only helps you to build apps, bots, and flows with minimum training, but also accelerates the pace of digital transformation within your organization. Microsoft Dataverse for Teams provides rich data storage for all types of data, along with enterprise-grade governance and security. You will be able to acquire apps and install them with one-click deployment, almost like downloading an app to your personal smartphone from an app store.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Understanding Digital Evolution
  • Digital Evolution in Organizations
  • Digital Transformation
  • Introducing Microsoft Power Platform