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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

Automating with Power Automate flows

In this section, we will look at how to create and invoke different types of Power Automate flows from within or outside the Health Scanner application. Such flows can be used to wire up any action as per the business needs, for example, sending a notification email.

Let's start by looking at the different types of flows that you can build and the different scenarios in which you will use them:

  1. Automated flows are invoked automatically by the system based on the occurrence of an event that you select. These events could be the arrival of an email, the submission of a survey response, a case being resolved, or the creation of a new record in a Dataverse table or SharePoint list, and so on.
  2. Instant flows are flows that can be triggered when needed through manual interactions such as the click of a button on a screen within an app or an action within Teams. You have seen how to add a button on a screen while building the Health...