Coordinate crisis communications using Power Platform remote working app
As news of COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases spread globally, Microsoft has released the Crisis Communication app – a solution to help customers coordinate their own information sharing and team collaboration. Built on the Power Platform, the solution combines capabilities of Power Apps, Power Automate, Teams, and SharePoint. It can be used on the web, mobile or in Teams.
Key features include:
- Employees can report their work status (e.g., working from home) and make requests. This helps managers coordinate across their teams and helps central response teams track status across an organisation.
- Admins can use the app to push news, updates, and content specific to their organisation, and can provide emergency contacts specific to different locations.
- The app includes the ability to add RSS feeds of up-to-date information from reputable sources such as WHO, CDC, or a local authority.
Microsoft is also giving all Power Apps users temporary access to a premium feature, Power Apps Push Notifications. This means premium licenses won’t be needed to use Power Apps to push information to users. Microsoft has reclassified Push Notifications as a standard connector for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis.
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