Microsoft DevOps team has built its new collaboration app for staff in just 48 hours. The new app is called the Crisis Communication App.
Tech giant Microsoft has released Power Apps-based collaboration platform for enterprise users to enable staff to collaborate more effectively during a crisis, such as ones resulting from COVID-19. Nearly 90% of the global enterprise companies are either staring at a temporary shutdown of operations or working remotely. In such a scenario, Microsoft’s Power Apps could empower various business teams to safely collaborate in a truly ‘contactless’ yet connected workplace. It will take a user 10-15 minutes to start working with the app.
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Built by a team of developers in just 48 hours, the Power Apps template has been launched as businesses step up plans to mitigate the impact of COVID-19.
What is Microsoft Crisis Communication App?
Microsoft DevOps team on adrenaline released the latest app that brings together the features of Power Apps, Power Automate, Teams and SharePoint. Users can effectively manage their tasks on a desktop, mobile app or in Teams. Crisis Communication App is a simple, on-the-go team alert platform that helps every member know about the recent activities and updates from peers and managers. DevOps delivery rates are hard to manage during normal time frame. In this crisis, Microsoft Power Apps has released the Crisis Communication platform at a record pace. This would inspire DevOps and Open Source Programmers to meet the new timeline targets set by Power Apps development team.
According to Microsoft’s blog, “This information is designed to help managers and central response teams to co-ordinate any action that’s needed.”
As of now, Microsoft has informed that its PowerApps Push Notifications is ‘free to all’ users.
Features of Microsoft Crisis Communication App
Users can use the new app to perform the following actions:
- Create a location for your data
- Import both the Crisis Communication app and its admin app
- Create content for the app
- Import flows to send notifications to users
- Create a centrally managed Teams team to aggregate data and to effectively respond to issues
A step-by-step tutorial on how to use the Crisis Communication App is available in this video link-