09-12-2020 00:31 AM - last edited 09-12-2020 02:11 AM
My employer recently deployed Microsoft 365 for all employees. However, the ONLY intended use for it is the company intranet. I saw a few interesting apps in the Office 365 Launcher and began exploring the Power Platform.
I work in a manufacturing environment. This industry seems to have been left in the dark ages when it comes to modern, cloud based technology. Perhaps that can evolve.
I saw a way to improve upon a challenge that most similar environments face. Communication between shifts! This is an age-old struggle. Notes get mysteriously altered or "lost". The idea for an app that handles this was born.
Every workstation in the shop has a computer. So this was a realistic goal. But, I think it would also work if a company used tablets.
The app I came up with, Operators Notepad, seems to deal with the issues quite well.
On the "OPERATOR NOTEPAD" screen, operators can:
Notes that have been saved are not editable! This is a feature, not a bug.
If the current User().FullName is listed in the "Managers" list, the "MANAGER DASHBOARD" button becomes visible.
On the "MANAGER DASHBOARD" screen they have the ability to:
Managers like this because, in the past, they had to go from workstation to workstation to read the daily notes. Now they can peruse and comment on everything from the comfort of their offices and be assured they won't miss a thing.
The app uses 3 lists and a connection to Office 365 Users:
The zip packages for this app can be found here on GitHub.
OperatorNotepadAppProvisioner_20200911235826 (1).zip creates the necessary lists for the app
To set it all up:
This is my first attempt at sharing any of my projects. Feel free to give me questions and comments.