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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 Automate

Power Automate provides the automation platform that helps you to automate time-consuming, repetitive tasks. A good scenario, from the student enrolment example cited earlier, would be that of automating sending an email summary of the classes that the student signed up for. Such repetitive, mundane tasks can be quickly automated using a flow, without using a single line of code. Power Automate provides a simple flow designer on This is where you can create standalone flows; however, with Dataverse for Teams, there are multiple places where you can create your flows, with one such scenario illustrated in the following screenshot:

Figure 2.8 – Power Automate Experience in Microsoft Teams

Using simple steps, any citizen developer can stitch together an automated flow with just a few clicks. You can schedule a recurring task, which will retrieve messages from a Microsoft Teams channel, and can then send...