2. ‘The Microsoft Cloud is the only Cloud that provides a developer tool chain for everyone, no matter the technical experience.’
‘Just like how Office revolutionised productivity gains for knowledge workers, Power Platform is doing the same for domain experts,’ said Satya. Power Platform makes it possible to develop apps, automate workflows, create chatbots and dashboards without learning code.
As every organisation looks to modernise and build their own digital capability, there is a rapid increase of students, teachers, data analysts and scientists who study application development. With Power Platform, Microsoft democratises creation—empowering people, from citizen developers to D365 experts, with the tools they need to provide solutions to their communities and organisations.
For businesses, this means the chance to transform whole systems and differentiate themselves from the market with their own creative technologies. This year, Ernst & Young developed a repeatable Power Platform solution, helping multiple banks manage the complexity of handling loans and paycheck protection. Meanwhile, Coca Cola United and Happiest Minds automated orders for new Coca Cola vending machines using Power Automate, Azure Data Factory, Azure DevOps, and Azure SQL.
Satya also reiterated how important the role of developers is now. The world is experiencing a surge of developers across industries and geographies like never before. The number of developers has been increasing faster at non-tech companies. To help developers write code better, Microsoft offers rich and powerful AI capabilities and a co-pilot feature in partnership with Open AI.
‘Power Platform is the next generation business process automation and productivity suite that is being used by nearly 16 million monthly active users. We’re seeing people in every industry built on it and scale their impact,’ said Satya.
Even more exciting, Microsoft and Open AI have announced the power of GPD 3 on Power Platform early this year. ‘If you can describe what you want to do in natural language, GPD 3 will generate a list of the most relevant Power effects formulas for you to choose from. The code writes itself,’ Satya explained.
Game-changer is not an overstatement, and it is clear to see why the Power Platform community is excited about this. GPD 3 bridges the gap between computer and human language. Because of it, we can see a future where everyone can become a developer.