Microsoft Power Platform evolving on a constant basis. Two of the most talked-about elements of the platform are On-Demand Microsoft Flow and PowerApps. In fact, Power BI is one of the most popular features as well, and it is being promoted extensively by Microsoft. The tools incepted by Microsoft are aimed to make the users more self-sufficient. As, most of the tools are conceptualized in a way that they reduce the dependency of the users on others, be it the developers or the engineers. All the people who have been using Dynamics suites for a long time would know how to make the most of it. And for them, the adoption of newer technology becomes easier. As, most of the users are already familiar with the data as well as the connection between the varied set of entities that are involved.
On-Demand Microsoft Flow and PowerApps empower the users to create flows and applications without any hassle. The users wouldn’t even need extensive coding experience in order to develop flows or applications. Though there are some codes required in order to build the apps or the flows, but they are mostly centered on the formulas which are commonly are used in Excel. Thus, the process of coding is quite smooth and quick. And, as most of the users are familiar with the codes, therefore, the overall process of app development becomes convenient.
Why we don’t require proper coding for creating apps and flows?
One of the most important factors that make PowerApps and Microsoft Flow top choices of the industries is because they empower the users to handle most of the work on their own. And, as there is minimal coding requirements, therefore, the overall process becomes smooth and swift. The reason why the users do not require proper coding is that Microsoft offers more than 100 connectors. Thus, the users can easily connect the wide range of data sources, through the connectors and without any type of coding. The most important thing here is to select the right category of the connector. Amongst more than 100 connectors, you have to select the best one. Then, later on, you would be required to sign in to use the connector. After you sign in, each and every entity that is present in the source would be able to pull data from there. And, automatically, the process of the development of a workflow or an application will be smoothened.
Let’s explore On-Demand Workflow
On-Demand Workflow is not very new and if you have been using Dynamics 365, then, you would be aware of this workflow. All the workflows enable the Dynamics users to run automation only and only when it is required. Hence, there is no automatic trigger or anything of that sort. And, they won’t be able to run without any automation. And, as the name suggests, only when the sure will demand, then only they will run. This is the era of Microsoft Flow. It is used to build strong on-demand Microsoft Flows which are meant to offer on-demand automation. In order to use Microsoft On-Demand Workflow, you would have to switch it on within Dynamics 365.
Can you run On-Demand Microsoft Flow in Dynamics 365 and PowerApps?
Yes, you can. It is easy to run on-demand flow within Dynamics 365 and PowerApps, however, you need to follow a series of steps. It works completely if you run it within Dynamics 365 or PowerApps. After saving the Microsoft Flow, you would be able to see it inside the Microsoft Flow menu options or button. After clicking on the Run Flow option, you will able to run it within Dynamics 365 implementation.
When it comes to running it in PowerApps, you can do that too. You will get it inside the model-driven PowerApp: within All accounts. Therefore, there is no doubt about the fact that you can run flows within Dynamics 365 and PowerApps. However, there are a lot of steps that you would be required to follow before that.
On-Demand Workflow and PowerApps
As mentioned above, Microsoft has made it easier for users to build apps without knowing to code or without using a lot of codes. This has been made possible by the inception of connectors. With the help of the connectors, the data can smoothly extracted from one or a variety of different sources. Then, it can be accumulated and combined to showcase what you actually require. And, the users can also experience complete read, write, create etc. functionalities. And, you can easily download PowerApps and then make the most of the data.
On-Demand Microsoft Workflows and PowerApps are creating a buzz in the industry and the reasons are valid. Therefore, every Dynamics 365 user should spend enough time on learning these two as they will turn out to be more and more helpful in the future.