In December 2022, Power Apps Cards were launched to create Canvas Apps that could be embedded in Teams channels or meetings. However, updates have been infrequent. A Planning Poker app was envisioned where, during refinement meetings, the app could be posted in the meeting for everyone to contribute their points.
Power App Cards are identified as Adaptive Cards rather than small apps running within teams. The only additional feature offered is the use of Connectors. The Adaptive card is loaded via the Teams Power App, refreshing the data connections attached.
The card uses Power FX like Canvas apps, but its compatibility is very limited.
Power Apps Cards is a pivotal Microsoft product launched in December 2022. Its primary function is enabling the creation of Canvas Apps that can be embedded in Teams. This significantly enhances planning and team collaboration during meetings by introducing features like Planning Poker apps. However, the full potential of Power Apps Cards is hindered by its limitations such as lack of component variety, positioning parameters, triggers and limited compatibility with Power FX. Such shortcomings need addressing for Power Apps Cards to realize their full potential in driving efficient team collaborations.
Power Apps Cards is an Adaptive Card embedded in Teams channels/meetings that provides additional functionality through Connectors. It can be used to create Planning Poker apps, allowing users to add their points during refinement meetings. Power Apps Cards has limited components compared to a Canvas App, such as no Gallery, Datatable, ComboBox, Timer, Checkbox, Radio, Toggle, Html, Icons, Pen, Video or Add media. It also does not have X/Y and Width/Height parameters, or OnChange triggers. Power FX is available, but is limited in its compatibility. In order to create a Planning Poker App with Power Apps Cards, users must understand the basics of Adaptive Cards and Power FX, and be aware of the limitations of Power Apps Cards.
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