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Microsoft Power Cloud – The Fusion of Azure and Power Apps

"Power Cloud" refers to the integrated nature of the Microsoft product set that combines Cloud services with Power Apps customization.

“Power Cloud” refers to the integrated nature of the Microsoft product set that combines Cloud services with Power Apps customization.

The most compelling argument for the Microsoft products is the holistically integrated suite: Power Apps, Azure, Teams, Sharepoint and Dynamics aren’t standalone, isolated technologies but rather can act as component parts of a whole solution building framework.

For example you can create an Azure Function app using .Net and call these using Logic Apps or create Power Apps from within Teams.

Modern Application Platform for the Cloud

In essence this is the equivalent capability as AWS achieves through their partnership with Outsystems, the fusion of Low Code development with hyper-scale global Cloud services, which Microsoft offers through their own single suite.

The key pivot point is the interface between Power Apps and Azure, which represents the y-axis of a major evolutionary leap in computing and with that the scale of its adoption too.

This enables the rapid development of new apps using Low Code and then the deployment of them to the Cloud, where they can take advantage of hyper-scale hosting and the many other features such as adding data connections through Azure services with built-in API integrations.

What this means is that organizations can harness the Cloud to drive a global scale of Digital Transformation, and do so via a high speed ‘drag and drop’ simplicity, managed through an end-to-end, integrated DevOps life-cycle, from code development to execution.

For example you can utilize GitHub Actions with Power Platform, enabling collaborative source control and Continuous Integration and Delivery (CICD).

In short Low Code represents an expansion of the volume of coders, and the Cloud integration the scope of what modules they can build upon. Before it used to only be their local computer resources now it is a vast Cloud estate of global-scale technologies.

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