Microsoft has announced a significant update to its Power Platform this year, introducing Copilot functionality in Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power Virtual Agents.
Copilot in Power Platform is a new AI-powered feature that lets you build apps, flows, and chatbots, analyze your data, summarize information, reply to messages, generate ideas, and more, just by describing what you need in natural language. Copilot is powered by Azure OpenAI Service, which uses deep learning models to understand and generate text. Copilot can help you create apps faster and easier, without writing any code. You can also use Copilot to enhance your apps with conversational interfaces and AI capabilities.
What AI does for Power Platform
- AI enables no-code or low-code development, allowing users to create applications and workflows without extensive coding knowledge.
- Users can describe their requirements in natural language, and AI-powered tools, like Copilot, can generate the corresponding code or application elements.
- The inclusion of AI in the Power Platform contributes to the democratization of development, making it accessible to a broader audience, including those with limited coding experience.
- Express design features can automatically interpret visual or written descriptions, turning drawings, images, or documents into functional app UIs without manual coding.
Copilot in Power Apps
Copilot integrated into Power Apps simplifies the process of prioritizing data in every application. By describing the purpose of the application, Copilot automatically generates a data table tailored to the app’s requirements. Makers can further customize the app using natural language with Copilot, allowing for flexibility in meeting specific needs. This functionality not only enables everyone to create an app effortlessly but also allows professional developers to allocate more time to intricate coding, components, and integrations.
Copilot in Power Automate
Power Automate enhances productivity and digitizes laborious business processes. The inclusion of Copilot in Power Automate further amplifies this efficiency by automating the development of your workflows. Utilizing natural language and an in-studio copilot, makers can generate flows swiftly, irrespective of their complexity. Microsoft Power Platform foresees that, with Copilot in Power Automate, makers can significantly diminish the time required to bring solutions to the market.
Copilot in Power Virtual Agents
Crafting intelligent chatbots necessitates careful consideration of diverse topics, responses, and contextual knowledge—a process that can be time-consuming, even with low-code tools. However, with Copilot in Power Virtual Agents, makers can swiftly create and modify bots. In a matter of minutes, they can leverage an in-studio copilot, empowered by generative AI, to construct and fine-tune conversational bots using natural language. This copilot experience not only streamlines the development process but also expedites chatbot creation by eliminating barriers.
Copilot in Power Pages
Copilot integrated into Power Pages empowers developers to generate text, construct intricate forms, initiate chatbots, and devise dynamic layouts for webpages. By indicating the form type, Copilot automatically generates tables in Dataverse, subsequently crafting the associated forms. Users can further enhance the dialogue by selecting portions and employing additional prompts for refinement, or they can manually adjust it using Power Virtual Agents’ graphical user experience (UX).
Copilot in Power BI
Harness the capabilities of extensive language models within Power BI to enhance end-users’ productivity and derive increased value from their data. Just articulate the specific visuals and insights you need, and Copilot will take care of the rest. Craft and customize reports rapidly, produce and modify calculations effortlessly, and interact with your data by posing questions in a conversational manner.