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Microsoft expands Teams with meeting apps and low-code tools



Microsoft expands Teams with meeting apps and low-code tools


Microsoft announced the availability of the apps Teams for meetings, and for those who prefer a low-code approach has also been introduced the Power Apps for Teams package. The suite includes the Power Automate, Power Virtual Agents and Dataverse apps. The announcement comes in the wake of the recent milestone of the 115 million daily active users. The boom in uses of the videoconferencing app was triggered by the pandemic due to the increasingly frequent smartworking.

The new third-party apps and low-code Power Apps tools for Teams

As part of the launch, Microsoft launched 21 new Teams apps for meetings: Asana, Bigtincan, Buncee, Decisions, Monday.com, HireVue, Phenom, Pigeonhole, Microsoft Forms, Lucid Agreements, Polly, Slido, Wakelet, Range, Priority Matrix, QBO Insights, SurveyMonkey, xMatters, Soapbox, Talview and Teamflect. These new apps are available in the Teams App Store, which already has more than 700 applications. Microsoft partners and third-party developers have created these custom apps using Microsoft Teams Toolkit for Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code.

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If these developer tools seem too complicated, however, Microsoft has also introduced the Power Apps for Teams suite allows users to create and manage low-code apps directly in the program so as to simplify the work. The tools included in Power Apps are Power Automate which allows you to create new workflows in a low-code way directly in Teams; the app Power Virtual Agents which allows you to create customized solutions based on specific processes or information of your company; and finally Dataversean integrated data platform that allows you to develop low-code apps with out-of-the-box AI, performance and security benefits.

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