Prior to the availability of Microsoft’s power platform tools, business process automation with SharePoint on-premises generally centered around two components: a form builder and a workflow designer, i.e. InfoPath and SharePoint Designer. End of life support dates have been set for both products, so where should an on-premises user go from here? Enter Microsoft’s new cloud-based trio of tools: SharePoint Online, Power Apps and Power Automate. Join me as I share what I learned as a first-time user of all three tools - both what works and what doesn’t. We’ll get into the weeds a bit and look at specific concepts in both Power Apps and Power Automate and how a user would approach them having a SharePoint On-Premises mindset. I’ll also touch on my personal pros and cons, pitfalls to be aware of and some things a user should consider before making the switch to Power Apps/Power Automate.
Heidi Jordan has dedicated 12 years to developing solutions using a combination of SharePoint, forms and workflow – in both SharePoint On-Premises and SharePoint Online. Specializing in no-code design, she is passionate about implementing custom solutions that satisfy both business and end-user needs. Her background includes, but is not limited to SharePoint sites/administration, SharePoint Designer Custom Workflows, InfoPath Forms, Power Apps and Power Automate.