Low-code application development on Azure

Build business applications faster with less code. Scale and extend those apps with Azure services.

Build production-ready applications in days

Build line-of-business apps faster with less code, and at a lower cost, by using Power Apps and Azure. Automate business processes with out-of-the-box connectors, built-in solutions for common use cases, and drag-and-drop simplicity. Use services such as Azure API Management and Azure Functions to scale and extend your apps and respond to changes more quickly.

Accelerate web and mobile front ends or automate workflows with the drag-and-drop visual designer—no developer environment setup required. Use prebuilt UX components and easily implement AI capabilities without machine learning knowledge. Easily store, standardize, and secure different types of data to build apps that work across data silos. Build once and deploy apps in one click across iOS, Android, Windows, and the web.

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According to a Forrester Consulting Total Economic ImpactTM study commissioned by Microsoft, the average cost to develop an app is 74 percent less with Power Apps. Reduce the need for development and maintenance resources by taking advantage of features such as chatbots and geo-sensitive maps. Low-code solutions and automation tools make enterprise resource planning (ERP) system extensions more cost-effective.

Download The Total Economic Impact™ of Power Apps

Use Microsoft Power Platform Build Tools to automate common tasks related to apps built on the platform. Use security services from Azure to help protect and control your applications running across Power Apps and Azure. Streamline application lifecycle management (ALM) using GitHub Actions via the Power Platform connector, built-in support for CI/CD, and interoperability with Azure Pipelines.

Learn how to streamline your ALM with GitHub Actions

Build custom, rich functionalities that differentiate your app using Azure API Management. Extend apps with fully customized, reusable components using the built-in support for command-line interface (CLI) in Visual Studio Code. Hyperscale by default with low-latency access to data supported by Azure processing power. Use out-of-the-box connectors to 350 external data sources and legacy systems, including SAP, ServiceNow, Workday, and Salesforce.

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Common scenarios

Learn how to build LOB applications and automate business processes quickly and simply.

Web and mobile front ends

Web and mobile front ends

Accelerate front end and business process development with a drag-and-drop visual designer.

Custom business process

Custom business process

Deploy portals that automate manual or paper-based processes and surface rich user experience.

LOB applications

LOB applications

Modernise your legacy systems to support new processes and provide better user experience.

Learn more about products and services for low-code application development

Power Apps on Azure

Use a low-code platform to quickly build apps that seamlessly work with Azure services.

Power Apps AI Builder

Enhance your apps and business processes with AI that is easy to build and configure in Power Apps.

Azure API Management

Create and manage custom connectors, and help secure your app data or service.

Azure functions

Build solutions more efficiently, operate at scale in the cloud and integrate services using triggers and bindings.

Azure Logic Apps

Connect your business-critical apps and services by automating your workflows without writing a single line of code.

Azure SQL

Take advantage of SQL cloud databases that provide flexible options for app migration, modernization, and development.

Azure Active Directory

Incorporate single sign-on and multifactor authentication to manage and help secure your apps.

Visual Studio Code

Seamlessly work with Azure API Management and GitHub to extend your web and mobile front ends.

Customers are doing great things with low code application development

Coca-Cola

"Once I learned about the data connectors and how they would work with our SQL database and our ERP system, everything just fell into place. The Power Apps console is incredibly easy to work with."

Jared Simmons, Systems Analyst, Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED
Coca-Cola

EY

"We were able to go from prototype to production in just 12 weeks. That would not have been possible without Microsoft Power Platform."

Ryan Battles, Financial Services Banking & Capital Markets Principal, EY
EY

Blackmores

"Our team treats Power Apps and Azure as one platform that we use to build our solutions… Our ability to extend Microsoft Power Platform with Azure gives us the confidence to use it for complex projects."

Tijn Tacke, Blackmores Group Dynamics platform lead, Blackmores
Blackmores

G&J Pepsi

"We're amazed at how quickly we can put things together with Microsoft Power Platform. And we're in control of our own destiny using a low-code solution to create professional, user-first apps."

Dan Foster, Director of Digital Technology, G&J Pepsi Cola Bottlers Inc.
G&J Pepsi

Reliable Electric

"The low-code app development space that Power Apps provides is both empowering and enjoyable. …I've since gone on to train myself on Microsoft Azure, Power Automate, Power BI, JavaScript, Node.js, React, and SQL."

Lars Peterson, General Manager, Reliable Electric
Reliable Electric

The Total Economic Impact™ of Microsoft Power Platform and Azure for Corporate IT

Read this 2021 commissioned study, conducted by Forrester Consulting, to explore the financial gains a composite organization with 10,000 employees can expect over three years.

Why Pro Developers Are Essential to Low-Code Success with Power Apps

Learn how and why application development leaders and the pro developers they manage are essential to accelerating value delivery with Power Apps.

Exploring the Possibilities of Low Code: How Pro Developers Can Cook Up Innovation

This e-book provides open-ended Power Apps scenarios to explore and quick design-thinking exercises for professional developers.

2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms

Gartner once again recognizes Microsoft as a Magic Quadrant Leader in enterprise low-code application platforms.

Frequently asked questions

  • Virtual networks should not affect access to Power Apps. Power Apps is accessed on internet-capable devices, with the option of offline access via the mobile application. As long as you can pull up a browser and sign in to your Power Apps account, you should be able to access your apps.
  • Monitor app performance and review app telemetry in the Power Platform admin center. Go to the Analytics tab for Microsoft Dataverse analytics to see statistics, troubleshoot workflows, view app telemetry, and more. Learn more about Dataverse analytics, the Power Platform admin center, and the monitor feature to improve app telemetry.
  • First, ensure that you have a license for each user. The type of license determines the assets and data users can access. After users have licenses, environments exist as containers for Power Apps. Employ environment controls to apply policies to govern at three levels: environment roles, resource permissions for Power Apps, and Dataverse security roles. Learn more about Power Apps governance.
  • The API Management and Power Apps integration lets you use Azure Functions and API Management to create custom APIs for access to any Microsoft Cloud–hosted data sources. You can directly publish API Management–backed connectors to Power Apps for easy integration, reducing time to create apps. The GitHub integration enables you to create your own software development lifecycle workflows, or use preconfigured templates, with GitHub Actions to develop, test, and deliver Power Platform solutions.

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