Power Platform is leading a new era of AI-generated low-code app development

Microsoft Power Platform is reinventing software development with AI-powered no-code development. Today, Microsoft Power Platform is announcing Copilot in Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power Virtual Agents further democratizing development and enabling even more people to create innovative solutions through natural language. Now, if you can imagine your solution, you can simply describe it in everyday language, and copilot can create it for you via an intuitive and intelligent low code experience. Copilot will accelerate development for citizen and professional developers alike.

Microsoft Power Platform has been on a journey to empower all developers with AI-powered development experiences since 2021. Power Apps was one of the first products to use GPT in a commercial capacity, and express design in Power Apps has enabled makers to automatically turn their drawings, images and Figma documents into app user interfaces (UIs). This union of AI and low-code revolutionizes the way solutions are built and fundamentally transforms the way people work, collaborate, and create.

The above image displays the timeline of next generation AI capabilities embedded in Power Platform beginning in 2021

Introducing Copilot

With Copilot, Microsoft Power Platform is bringing AI-powered assistance into Power Apps, Power Virtual Agents, and Power Automate. Makers now have a live in-studio copilot that helps them build solutions and provides suggestions for improvement. To build an app, flow, or bot, you can describe it using natural language and copilot can build it in seconds. It is that easy.

Copilot in Power Apps makes it easy to keep data at the center of every application. Describe your application’s purpose and a data table is automatically generated for your app. Using Copilot, makers can then leverage natural language to refine the app to suit their needs. Now, everyone can build an app, and professional developers can also save more time, focusing on more complex code, components, and integrations. Learn more about Copilot in Power Apps.

Power Automate boosts efficiency and digitizes tedious business processes. Copilot in Power Automate increases that efficiency by automating the creation of your flows. Makers can create flows in seconds, regardless of complexity, with natural language and an in-studio copilot. Microsoft Power Platform anticipates makers can dramatically reduce time to market using Copilot in Power Automate. Based on the preview launched in October 2022, we already see a 50 percent reduction in the time to develop Power Automate workflows when the copilot is used. Learn more about Copilot in Power Automate.

Intelligent chatbots must be designed to handle a wide range of topics, responses, and contextual knowledge—these bots take time to build, even with low-code. Now, makers can make short work of bot creation and modification with Copilot in Power Virtual Agents and build intelligent conversational bots in minutes. Makers can leverage an in-studio copilot that uses generative AI to build and refine topics through natural language. The copilot experience further removes these barriers and accelerates chatbot development. Learn more about Copilot in Power Virtual Agents.

Improved user experiences via generative AI

In addition to Copilot, and the recent create text with GPT model in AI Builder and conversation boosters in Power Virtual Agents announcements, Microsoft is also announcing another set of AI-powered capabilities across Microsoft Power Platform. This includes streamlining the user experience with embedded GPT enabled chatbots in Power Apps, that provide an in-app assistant. It also includes GPT enabled data exploration in Power Apps, which enable end users to intelligently query their data for immediate and actionable insights. Learn more about these announcements.

Innovate as far as your imagination takes you

Low-code already provides anyone, regardless of their technical ability, the opportunity to build their own solutions. Embedded generative AI dramatically increases the accessibility of low-code development as anyone can now bring their ideas to life with Copilot. IT departments can also lead the AI transformation and enable their organizations to rapidly innovate at scale, all whilst managing and monitoring solutions, makers, and data with built-in admin and governance tools.

Low code development skills enable you to build solutions that can save time, money, and drive productivity. Learn how to further increase your organization’s productivity gains with the new Microsoft 365 Copilot, introducing a new way of working. See all of Microsoft’s next generation AI announcements in the AI Hub and all of Microsoft’s Copilot announcements in the Official Microsoft Blog.

Responsible AI at Microsoft

Microsoft Power Platform has built a copilot experience that always involves humans in the process who are responsible for approving, tracking, and accepting suggestions made by the AI. These new features have been designed and aligned to Microsoft’s responsible AI principles including fairness, reliability and safety, privacy and security, inclusiveness, transparency, and accountability. Microsoft’s comprehensive approach promotes AI that benefits society by combining innovative research, exceptional engineering, and responsible governance.

Disclaimers for the preview features

The new next-generation AI features in Microsoft Power Platform are experimental previews powered by Azure OpenAI Service with GPT. Preview features aren’t meant for production use and may have restricted functionality and limited deployment availability. Review product documentation to learn more.

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