WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
How A Teams App Can Manage Employee Presence And Locations
Join us for an exciting workshop where you'll learn how to leverage the Power Platform and Dataverse for Teams to create a cutting-edge application that helps your employees manage their presence and connect with their team.
With Paul's guidance, you'll build a Teams-integrated app that talks via a bot, all without needing premium licensing. Don't miss this opportunity to be at the forefront of innovative work solutions and transform the way your team communicates and collaborates.
Here's what you will learn ...
How to build Flows that support the booking and work location processes
How to use a Bot to lookup who is located where on a given day
What the Dataverse for Teams is and the differences to the Dataverse (CDS)
What the Teams Licence Covers
How to extend Teams with a Power App that lets people share their work location
How to structure and design data in the Dataverse to support location selection for staff.
reasons to WATCH
This workshop will be hosted by Paul Stork (MVP)
Microsoft Lists vs Dataverse For Teams
On the face of it, Dataverse For Teams and SharePoint/Microsoft lists are both tools that can be used to store and manage data in a structured way. If you already know how to use SharePoint Lists you are probably wondering, "Why do I need to learn Dataverse For Teams?". Here's why it's definitely worth adding your skillset!
It Is A True Relational Database:
Dataverse for Teams allows relationships to be created for data your Team care about - e.g. from customer to finance tables. Connect to and join 'new' data very quickly. SharePoint lists, on the other hand offers single dimension lists that are not designed for complex inter-relationships.
You Can Create Your Own Data Model:
Dataverse For Teams supports you in creating your own data model to represent the information that matters to the Team. It has a built in 'System User' table which you can expand upon quickly. This makes it more suitable for storing and working with more complex data than SharePoint.
There Are Better Security Options:
Dataverse For Teams includes features for data security. They are not as robust as the full Dataverse but still give you more control than SharePoint. When you need more, you can simply move your data to the full Dataverse to unlock capabilities
(such as field level security).
Enhanced User Experience:
Within the Teams environment, your team can build custom apps, workflows, chatbots, and dashboards by using Microsoft Power Apps, Power Virtual Agents, and Power Automate. A new visual editor also makes it easier to define and populate table data to support the apps your team want to build.
All The Features, Still No Premium Licence:
You can achieve an incredible amount with Dataverse for Teams. Just like with SharePoint Online, you don't need a premium licence like full Dataverse. This makes it a natural step up from simple SharePoint lists when you need more functionality - at no extra cost.
Quickly Migrate To Full Dataverse:
You can develop a data model up to a limit for 2TB to support your teams needs. If you want to test a concept you can do that using Dataverse for Teams. When you need more space, or more out of the box relationships, you can migrate your data to the full Dataverse easily.
"Teams is our hub for work. It 100% forms the (virtual) corridors and office space we work in every day"
Experience the Transformative Power of Microsoft Teams and Dataverse for Teams
During the global pandemic, Microsoft Teams became a crucial link that connected employees and facilitated communication and collaboration.
Now, with the introduction of Dataverse for Teams, we have the ability to leverage the power of the Power Platform to extend Teams functionality and create a true relational database without incurring additional licensing costs.
Don't miss out on this opportunity to take your Teams experience to the next level and unlock even more valuable features.
The Topics You Will Cover
What does the Teams License include?
How can you leverage that single purchase to build powerful and flexible applications.
Building a Power App with Dataverse for Teams
How to use teams as your launchpad yet build Power Apps which interact in real time with the database you have built.
Differences between Dataverse (CDS) and Dataverse for Teams
Why you dont need Premium licencing and what Dataverse for teams really means.
Integrating Dataverse for Teams with a Flow
Understand how to use the Power Automate service as a workhorse that keeps the data flowing in the right way.
Creating Dataverse Relational Tables
How to link different data together to make a flexible, scalable, resilient and secure database. Keeping your data in small related groupings that makes future build work a lot easier.
Accessing Dataverse for Teams from a Bot
Use another Microsoft Teams related service (Power Virtual Agents) to create a more human and accessible experience to find our where your colleagues are located.
Dataverse For Teams vs Dataverse
You'll hear "Dataverse" all over the Power Platform, but what makes Dataverse for Teams different?
Dataverse for Teams use tables, just like Dataverse. Whilst there are limitations, such as the ability to manage advanced data types such as customer data, Dataverse for Teams carries many of the same features including file and image support using the same relational storage structure.
Dataverse supports full API access, plug-ins and support for the Power Apps component framework. Dataverse for Teams doesn't support this, but does allow for BI data visualization from your tables
Dataverse for Teams creates a single environment for each team in Teams where you create data, apps, chatbots, and workflows. Environments support backups, point-in-time restore, and disaster recovery. With Dataverse for Teams, capacity is measured with relational, image, and file data. The 2-GB capacity provided to a team can typically store up to 1 million rows of data.
Collaboration in Teams happens with people inside and outside your organization. In Dataverse for Teams, access is preconfigured with a security role. Dataverse isn't specific to the Teams environment, it delivers more options for admin and user roles. It also includes many other security capabilities.
Integration with Dataverse for Teams is delivered primarily through connectors. Users with Premium licenses have access to the full set of over 350 standard and premium connectors available. This allows you to bring data into or retrieve data from tables in Dataverse for Teams, execute workflows when data in those tables change, and also use data from tables in workflow logic.
Meet your Workshop Host...
Paul has spoken at many of our Collab365 events and is a fantastic speaker as well as the Owner/Principal Architect at Don't Pa..Panic Consulting.
He has been working in the information technology industry for over 30 years, and has been awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for the last 10 consecutive years. He's authored several books and is a frequent contributor to the Microsoft forums.
Paul Stork (Microsoft MVP)
Frequently Asked Questions
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