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Microsoft has announced that PowerApps has continued to grow in popularity as the first choice for creating data-driven business apps.
More and more businesses have been taking up the technology, which allows business users to create task-specific apps that interact with your business data without having to rely on IT support.
The last quarter has seen companies including Metro Bank in the UK and G&J Pepsi Bottlers (the USA’s largest Pepsi franchise) putting to PowerApps work.
Metro Bank have created an app powered by Dynamics 365 which lets customers pre-book appointments, complete with SMS reminders, letting them get on with their day rather than waiting around in-branch.
G&J are using PowerApps to rapidly develop apps to streamline workflows such as equipment requests and mileage reports, reducing paper usage, processing time, and the potential for mistakes.
PC Magazine recently called the platform “a power user’s dream”, giving it an editor’s choice award for low-code application development – putting it further ahead of similar products from Google and Salesforce.
It’s all testament to the fact that PowerApps is already changing how businesses interact with their data. We’ve been using PowerApps since its inception, and – as a Microsoft Gold Partner for Application Development, we can help your organisation make the most of it, too. Get in touch now.
Just over 20 years ago, the World Wide Web as we know it was just emerging. The dotcom bubble had yet to burst; Yahoo and eBay were barely a year old, and Google was just a twinkle in the eye of Page and Brin.
It was into this climate that CompanyNet was born. When we were founded in 1996, there were immediately lots of exciting new business opportunities to service – particularly building websites and portals, often based on Microsoft technologies.
Bespoke software development was the name of the game, and we enjoyed the challenges and satisfaction of coding custom systems.
Ten years later, inspired by a Microsoft Partner Conference, the business articulated a bold new strategic direction – platform-based development. Custom code was becoming relatively expensive to build and maintain, and new options were becoming available to customers, challenging the established business model. Platform-based development would become the basis of our future success.
Our Lync server caused us months of pain. So we took it out to a yard and smashed it up.
Watching the video above, you might be left scratching your head. What would drive the mild-mannered employees of a successful IT business to commit an act of wanton destruction against an innocent server?
Look again. That server is anything but innocent. It’s the Sangoma Lync Express, and we hate it.
If you’ve ever tried to set up and use your own Lync server for voice communications, you might be nodding your head rather than scratching it. The destruction was a moment of pure catharsis – the purging of two years of pent-up frustration at an infuriating piece of technology that caused our business hours of pain and grief and cost.
How did it all start? What happened to let it get this far? And did it really catch fire? (No.)
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