Our Arkano team was represented by Bruno Macri at this edition of the Microsoft Power Platform Conference, an event where the most important announcements of the platform to date were made.
While in 2020 we had only 25% of new business applications built with low code, it is expected that by 2026 it will be 75%, as predicted by Gartner’s analysis.
This confirms that we are in the midst of a revolution in low code tools, and Charles Lamanna’s Keynote emphasized the role of Power Platform in this era: he highlighted the Power Platform community, where there are 5.2M active community users per month. The platform has come a long way since it was introduced in 2015, with the following announcements made at this MPPC2023:
- Power Virtual Agents: Generative responses.
- AI Builder
- Azure Open Ai Models with templates
- Power Virtual Agents:
– Natural languages to bot (Copilot)
- Power Apps:
– Natural languages to app (Copilot)
- Power Automate: Enhanced natural languages to flow (Copilot)
- Power Pages: Natural Languages to web pages (copilot)
- Power BI: Natural Languages to data insights (copilot)
- Power Virtual agents: Generative actions.
- Power Apps: Excel data import.
Copilot is without a doubt a real-time collaborator, who generates content, ignites creativity, automates cognitive tasks and creates user experiences. Several announcements that took place during the talk are linked to its uses:
- Power Apps is now available: a demo was made by Emma Cooper (Principal PM Manager, Power Apps)
- Power Automate is also available: a demo was made with the new flow designer using copilot.
- Process Mining is in public preview: Heather Orta-Olmo gave a demo where she showed how with Process Mining you can find and understand the inefficient processes of a company and how, using generative AI, process statistics are enhanced.
- Power Pages is also in public preview: a demo was made where natural language was used to create a website and a Chatbot.
- News confirmed: Microsoft 365 Copilot will be available on November 1. Sumit Chauhan presented Microsoft 365 Chat as an AI-powered productivity assistant, showcasing its capabilities in Word, Outlook and Power Point to unlock efficiency and collaboration in this new era.
We are undoubtedly at the best moment for taking advantage of these new applications to make them a productive plus one in tasks. These conferences are opportunities to learn about all the uses and new tools we currently have.