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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

Microsoft Dataverse for Teams

Microsoft Power Platform is now getting integrated with Microsoft Teams to enable organizations to tailor Microsoft 365 to their needs and empower citizen developers to make greater use of the collaboration capabilities of Teams. Microsoft Dataverse for Teams blends with a set of Power Platform products and features that are integrated into the Microsoft Teams experience and provides data storage with different data types, security, and governance, as well as one-click solution deployments. These solution deployments enable easy portability of custom-built solutions across different teams and environments, or acquired solutions that are built by third-party ISVs and published in Microsoft AppSource.

In the next chapter, we will see how Microsoft Dataverse for Teams enables citizen developers to easily build and deploy apps and intelligent chatbots in Teams with Power Apps, Power Automate Flows, and Power Virtual Agents. Additionally, citizen developers can now easily create custom data tables to store business data that can be used by these apps, chatbots, and flows, besides ensuring robust security and governance features that allow you to control access to these apps, bots, and flows, as well as their underlying data. All of this can be achieved without leaving the Teams application!

Microsoft Dataverse for Teams, along with the Power Platform in Teams, makes app building and the automation of tasks so simple that most of the employees in any organization can pick up the skills required in a matter of hours. This claim will be validated soon, when you get to the next chapter of this book!