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I wanted to share some developments regarding PowerApps and Microsoft Flow with you, which is one of the frequently asked questions to me.

Microsoft Flow and PowerApps, which automatize the workflow of the workers and help to easily develop personalized apps, were put into general use a short while ago. A little while ago, we announced the SharePoint and Microsoft Flow integration that will enable you to create and start your flow directly on SharePoint list. Furthermore, we also announced that together with the local integration of PowerApss and SharePoint, rich experiences are coming which will help you redesign work processes with document libraries and modern lists.

We know that the integration of different solutions with each other is required to lead up new achievements in productivity of digital working environment. Access to data from mobile devices was the first step. The next step is to bring the work processes like team, document and data to the same website. Therefore, SharePoint is a perfect address for your business apps. You can expect deeper integrations as we introduced at Ignite event in September, thanks to these business tools which have become part of SharePoint with the turning points that we announced today for PowerApps and Microsoft Flow,

Upcoming SharePoint integrations

PowerApps will soon be completely integrated to SharePoint web experience.  PowerApps provides a perfect mobile experience for the data kept on SharePoint lists. After a short while, you will be able to integrate PowerApps for a rondom SharePoint modern list for default browser.

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Built-in PowerApps for SharePoint. 

What does that mean? 
– You will be able to start directly from PowerApps SharePoint mobile app.

– Modern document libraries can be used as data resources on PowerApps and Microsoft Flow

– Along with waiting for the automatic trigger to start up, you will be able to optionally activate every flow for a specific document or list item on Microsoft Flow.

– When you use data gateway, PowerApps and Microsoft Flow will easily work on SQL and SharePoint with in-house data as it does on cloud based data.

– Deeper Power BI integration with SharePoint Online. Business processes require more than data and automation. With Power BI, leader on visualization analysis, you will be able to add images and graphics directly to SharePoint team site.

In November 2016, PowerApps and Microsoft Flow will be activated automatically for many Office 365 commercial plan. As it is on SharePoint Online and in-house, you will be able to connect to data on various corporate services like SQL, Exchange, OneDrive and Yammer, Twitter and Box. You can find the pricing information on http://www.powerapps.com/pricing.

Besides, I suggest you to analyze the resources given on powerapps.com and flow.microsoft.com.

Frequently Asked Questions 

What does Microsoft’s promises for PowerApps and Microsoft Flow mean for business solutions like InfoPath on SharePoint?

As we announced at Ignite, PowerApps and Microsoft Flow are the tools that business users will be able to develop business apps and automations today and in the future. Many business scenario, especially substitutes InfoPath and SharePoint Designer for privatized forms on SharePoint lists.

Will Microsoft’s support for InfoPath and SharePoint Designer continue? 

As we announced in 2016, 
–InfoPath Form Services hosting ability will continue on SharePoint Server 2016. InfoPath Form Services on SharePoint 2016 will be supported throughout the support life cycle of SharePoint 2016.

– Office 365 will continue to support InfoPath Form Services as well.

– InfoPath 2013 and SharePoint Designer 2013 will be the last versions of these products. SharePoint Designer will not be published on SharePoint Server 2016, but customized work flows developed with SharePoint Designer and being hosted in SharePoint Server 2016 and Office 365 will continue to be supported. InfoPath 2013 and SharePoint Designer 2013 support will be provided together with the life cycle of SharePoint Server 2016 support that will continue until 2026.

What will customers find in SharePoint Online? 

Version is basically a licensing thing. If you have pre-activated preview features in SharePoint Online, PowerApps and Microsoft Flow will continue to be seen in App Starter and as an item of modern lists. If you deactivated the access to preview features, users will be able to see these integrations are activated a few weeks later.

How can Office 365 customers reach customized data resources? 

Every PowerApps and Microsoft Flow user with Office 365 Licensing can create a customized API data connection apart from the ability of getting on-board connection to resources like SQL, Exchange, Yammer, Box and Twitter.