How to scale Power Apps in your organization with a Low Code Center of Excellence – Key Take Aways from the Microsoft Ignite

At Microsoft Ignite 2020, the session on Power Platform titled ‘How to responsibly scale Power Apps in your organization with a Low Code Center of Excellence’ covered best practices for governance and administration of Power Platform at scale and low code movement. In this blog, we are going to share the highlights of the session and the announcements made.

The world has seen huge focus on digital transformation in the last 2 months than in the last 2 years. A lot has changed as the entire workforce shifted to working from home. With such changes around, this has not been a great time for traditional software development. Organizations were forced to re-think & innovate cost-effective solutions and embrace faster approaches for application development.

Microsoft Power Platform allows us to work together to meet challenges effectively; analyze data, build solutions, automate processes, and create virtual agents. Power platform helps Organize your team, vision and strategy, Govern with intentional policies and proactive monitoring and Activate business units by nurturing and supporting. It helps establish an environment strategy along with establishing tenant and environment level data loss protection (DLP) policies.

In the current state, the other important aspects of Microsoft Power Platform like Microsoft Power Automate and Microsoft Power Apps have become a great tool for enabling developers to further accelerate their organization’s digital transformation with low-code Robotic Process Automation (RPA) accessible to all users.

The session on Power Platform at Microsoft Ignite 2020 also covered the New Capabilities in Power Platform as listed below –

  • Enhanced Data Loss Prevention
  • User Access Diagnostics
  • Security Risk Assessment Reports
  • Tenant and Business Impact Reports
  • Environment and App Analytics on Your Own Terms

Another major announcement this year at Microsoft Ignite, was the launch of Microsoft Power Automate Desktop. It is a new desktop-based robotic process automate (RPA) authoring solution that expands low-code automation capabilities for everyone in an organization. Power Automate Desktop enables coders and non-coders alike to automate processes and tasks across desktop and web applications, bringing the value of Softomotive capabilities directly into Microsoft Power Automate. From simple data transfers between modern and legacy systems to more complex business workflows, Power Automate Desktop has the capabilities you need to get the job done with intelligence.

The session also highlighted the fact that the most important aspect for all organizations now is to establish a low code center of excellence (CoE) for a faster transformational journey. Microsoft’s Center of Excellence makes sure organizations benefit and transform at a much faster rate.  According to Microsoft, low code is a team sport with “business”, “developers” & “IT” being the ecosystem of the team.

Elaborating further on the newly launched Microsoft Power Center of Excellence (CoE) Starter Kit, organizations can expedite the setup with a collection of components and tools that are designed to help you get started with developing a strategy for adopting Microsoft Power Platform, with a focus on Power Apps and Power Automate.

You can leverage the CoE Starter Kit for both flows and UI flows to help admin or CoE users to manage environments across an organization. Important Components for the CoE includes-

  • Overview – Define goals and expected outcomes of your CoE
  • Admin– Gain insights into your Microsoft Power Platform adoption
  • Govern– Establish audit and compliance processes
  • Nurture– Accelerate your adoption by thriving with a community of makers

At AgreeYa, we have Centre of Excellence (COE) in place to ensure automation makes way for digital transformation.  Our automation solution includes both low code and no code solution and we have been helping organizations in their journey of digital transformation using automation. AgreeYa also helps organization setup Microsoft Power Platform Center of Excellence (CoE) Starter Kit to drives innovation. For any support you may need for this, do not hesitate to drop an email to our experts at

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