Copilot in Microsoft Power Apps
OK, I hope you’re sitting down. An announcement was made recently which blew my mind: Copilot in Microsoft Power Apps (preview)!
This feature is made possible by use of next-generation AI technology and means you can write a sentence such as:
Build an app to manage music playlists for my favourite artists such as Metallica
(Well, that’s one example but the choice is yours 😄)
And copilot builds it for you!
- The app: done
- Data tables: done
- Sample data: done
- Back-end logic: done
- Need to tweak something like adding an extra column: done
- Need suggestions on how to improve the app: done
But that’s not all. As well as Copilot in Power Apps helping application makers, it also helps end users. Copilot-powered experiences can be placed in-app so users can discover insights in conversation instead of clicks, by asking questions such as:
Which album by The Winery Dogs have I played the most?
(Again, your choice may be different… 😄)
It has also been announced that native integration of AI-empowered Power Virtual Agents into Power Apps is now possible. This means that developers can now quickly and easily add a next-generation AI-powered Power Virtual Agents bot to their apps.
I can think of several projects which would have taken days using a pro-code approach, only hours using low-code, but just minutes using copilot in Power Apps.
This feels like a game-changer which has the power to change app development in a big way, definitely something to keep an eye on.
Official announcement: https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-a-next-generation-ai-copilot-in-microsoft-power-apps-that-will-transform-low-code-development/
More info: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-gb/power-apps/maker/canvas-apps/ai-overview
Want to try it out? Sign up now to get access here: https://aka.ms/PowerAppsAIPreview