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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

Exploring Power Apps

Power Apps is the user experience platform that allows everyone to build low-code/no-code applications quickly and with very little experience. With Power Apps, you have containers that handle layouts and the flow of controls on the screen while running the application on different devices with different form factors. Power Apps provides you with an app-building experience in the maker experience portal, which can be found at

With Microsoft Dataverse for Teams, this maker experience (a studio or visual editor where you make or create new apps) is now embedded within the Microsoft Teams application. The benefit of Microsoft Dataverse for Teams is that you don't need additional licenses, outside of the Teams or Office 365 licenses, to run these applications. To use these applications as standalone applications outside of Teams, in a browser, for example, users are expected to have additional Power Apps licenses.

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