Hi. This is a cautionary tale.
Today I finally gave up on the idea that a PowerApp could help remedy the gaps in functionality in the Planner app. I have spent weeks working around the various road blocks. I wont bore you with all the details but here is the summary.
Why the Planner app is a good idea: It is integrated into the rest of Office 365 and all indications are that over time it will be even more so. It is simple enough that basic users can quickly get up to speed. The integration into Teams makes it very useful for all the reasons Teams is also useful.
Why the Planner app is deficient (just the most important reasons):
Why a PowerApp and Planner Connector did not help: To give us the basic functionality we needed to be able to review and manage our tasks we started building a PowerApp which initially looked like it would help. Alas, this was not to be:
Why a Custom Connector did not help either:
Finally, the cost:
Even if you manage to get a PowerApp with Custom Connector to work for you, the licensing cost of the Power Plan means that our Office 365 license costs would triple. All just to be able to add functionality to Planner that should have been there from the start. If I could have built what we needed, perhaps we could have lived with that. As it turned out, the road blocks saved us that money because we have simply abandoned the project altogether. 😞
A very disappointed user.
Hi @murrah ,
I regret that PowerApps not meets all your requirements.
PowerApps is still a new product which is in the process of rapid development. It indeed has many deficiencies now. However, I believe it will become better in the future with the efforts of all Microsoft staff.
Anyway, thanks for your sharing!
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