Announcing Office 365 Teams Project Oakdale No Code Builder and low code data platform.
According to powerapps.microsoft.com the COVID-19 pandemic crisis has rapidly and signifcantly changed the way people and organizations work and live. So many organizations out there have shifted to remote work or are now even implementing a hybrid remote work approach as they reopen physical locations and places. So in order to support this massive shift to hybrid remote work, Microsoft continues to improve the Microsoft Power Platform integration with Microsoft Teams so that this powerful platform can be leveraged to tailor Microsoft 365 to relevant needs and empower everyone in the world to be a developer using low-code tools to rapidly develop things with the rapid application development paradigm.
The release of Project Oakdale is exciting. Project Oakdale enables everyone in the world to easily deploy and vuild apps and intelligent chatbots in Teams. Project Oakdale provides relational data storage, delivers a built-in low code data platform for Microsoft Teams, and provides rich data types, enterprise grade governance, and one-click solution deployment support. With Power Apps and Power Virtual Agents in mind, Project Oakdale is built on the foundation of Common Data Service, which actually reached general availability about four years ago. Since that time, the microsoft Common Data Service or CDS added over 1,000 features and introduced support for Dynamics 365 and Power Apps as well.
The new functionality enables users to easily build applications and bots directly within Teams, empowering business users to rapidly respond to changing business needs and create custom solutions.
Microsoft Teams and the Power Platform is shaping the future of work with low-code apps to run the business.
The powerful combination of the Microsoft Teams and Project Oakdale enables:
An integrated experience for your custom apps inside Teams is now here. Switching between multiple services and apps can be avoidedwith one fully integrated experience Project Oakdale. Creators and developers alike can share, use, build, deploy, as well as administer Power Apps solutions from within Teams. With the ability to create and share custom templates, Teams users, Microsoft partners, and IT departments can create and share app templates across the entire company.
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Automate your Teams processes with Power Automate for Office 365 over your Project Oakdale data for an end-to-end experience. With the addition of Project Oakdale, Teams users now have key business data at their fingertips to build new apps that address real business problems—all without ever leaving Teams.
Easily share and administer custom solutions through Teams
With an environment for each Team and no limit on the number of applications, Project Oakdale enables a simplified sharing model for Teams owners and members, all with immediate access to the data. Rely on built-in security and governance that works and was proven through Common Data Service. Project Oakdale provides access and security roles granted automatically through Teams membership, but customizable by Teams owners. Easily create and share chatbots with one-click deployment using your organization’s subject matter expertise and Project Oakdale data.
Quickly build and deploy apps and bots inside Teams
With both the Power Apps App Studio and the Power Virtual Agents Portal embedded in Teams, users can now easily and quickly build apps and bots with drag and drop simplicity in Teams without switching applications.
With this built-in data platform and an easy-to-use editable data table, there is no need to connect to storage. All users can now easily create custom data tables that are team and scenario specific. Optimize your Teams processes, drive greater collaboration, and improve efficiency with a built-in low code platform and low-code data storage.
Some of the prebuilt Project Oakdale solutions can be assets managed by organizations in banks, government agencies, or for spaces managed by hotels, hospitals, retail stores, and warehouses. Another cool solution that comes out of the box can be Employee Ideas, which empowers a variety of team managers to engage team members to submit innovative ideas. These sorts of ideas can be organized by theme via campaigns, and all team members get to vote on the best ideas.
People and organizations can realize immediate value by leveraging the pre-built Power Platform solutions for Teams that build atop Project Oakdale as well. These solutions include Asset and Area Inspections, which can also be customized to support inspections across multiple domains, create tasks for outstanding issues, and view long-term trends of commonly identified issues.
Want to learn more? Contact Dynamics Edge for more Project Oakdale consulting info.