Collaboration Controls brings Planner and Power Apps closer together

It has always been possible to embed M365 tools through Graph APIs and pro-developer tools, but with the recent introduction of Collaboration Controls (In Preview), it is easier to collaborate across tools and roles.

For several years, Power PPM has set standards for model-driven apps within the space of Project, Portfolio, and Work Management. Power PPM works as an end-to-end solution that allows Portfolio Managers and Project Managers to work within the same platform and enable better collaboration. In recent months, an extra layer has been added to the platform with the introduction of strategic connections through OKRs.

An important element in the development of Power PPM has always been the possibility to seamlessly work across platforms and tools, allowing for integrations with Microsoft Teams, Project for the Web, etc. So when Microsoft recently launched Collaboration Controls in Preview mode, it made us very excited. As Microsoft Partners, it is an opportunity for us to build and expand our platform and improve Power PPM even further for our customers.

With this update, any model-driven app, such as Power PPM, now allows interactivity (2-ways) to the powerful Microsoft Teams features like Planner, OneDrive, SharePoint, Outlook, Teams Meetings, and Approvals. This is truly a game changer for any Dynamics 365 or Power Apps user and in this particular case, especially for the Project Managers, Program Managers, and Project Team Members using our platform

Combine the customizability of Power Platform with the ease-of-use from M365 to build collaborative apps

Picture from Microsoft update “Bring Microsoft 365 collaboration to your model-driven apps”

With this new enablement from Microsoft, Project Team members can easily work within their preferred tool, like Planner, while still inside Power PPM. This increases the freedom of the individual worker while still allowing Project Managers to stay up to date with the development of ongoing projects. This update is massive news as it will improve collaboration across tools in the organization, combining the strength of individual tools with a plugged-in overview.