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Microsoft makes PowerApps available to all business app developers as a public preview

Today, Microsoft made its PowerApps service available for everyone to create their own business applications; no coding required. The PowerApps public preview allows anyone to create custom web and mobile apps that can be used within companies to get jobs done.

In November 2015, Microsoft unveiled its PowerApps service to those “skilled in Office,” giving them the ability to make cross-platform enterprise apps. An added benefit of PowerApps is that you don’t need to know how to code; making it easier for anyone to be an app creator.

PowerApps connects to any existing cloud service or data source using Microsoft Azure. Azure is the engine that helps PowerApps run and PowerApps will integrate with Microsoft Flow. Microsoft Flow is an alternative to IFITT for enterprise customers.

PowerApps also can connect to Office 365 data via the Microsoft Graph API. Using the Microsoft Graph API, PowerApps can connect to any access company data stored via third-party services. In addition to Office 365, companies can access their company data on OneDrive, Twitter, Dropbox, Google Drive, Slack, GitHub, Dynamics CRM, SharePoint, Salesforce, and more. PowerApps will add more third-party integrations as the platform evolves with Microsoft Flow.

Check out the PowerApps public preview for yourself.

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