Microsoft Ignite 2020 virtual conference saw the announcement of Project Oakdale – a public preview that integrates Power Apps tightly with Microsoft Teams. This is a significant milestone for the low-code application platform that previously powered Dynamics 365 enterprise apps and citizen developer focused Power Apps.
The broad reach of Teams means that there is now a huge audience of information workers inside most organizations who can start leveraging the mature platform capabilities offered by the Common Data Service (CDS). I had the privilege of covering this topic in the Microsoft FIgnite session that included Ignite announcement highlights and success stories from many fellow Finnish MS professionals.
Here is a re-recording of my 5 minute presentation where I explain why this integration of Teams and Power Platform is such a key milestone for low-code applications:
To understand the broder implications of all this, please have a look at my personal blog where I’ve written about Microsoft Teams as a platform. You can also check out my earlier post on the Forward Forever blog where I examined the limitations and opportunities of Project Oakdale (formerly called “Dataflex”).