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Microsoft's New Service Allows Businesses to Develop Apps Without Coding

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Microsoft just launched PowerApps, a new suite of tools for businesses that allows users to create Android, iOS and web apps with templates, so no coding knowledge is necessary.

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When creating an app on the platform, businesses can access data from existing cloud services such as Dropbox, Dynamics CRM,Office 365 OneDrive and Salesforce.

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“Customers have built solutions ranging from a recruiting app for an internal team to a mobile app for banking employees that connects to their [customer-relationship management] data,” Bill Staples, Microsoft’s corporate vice president of app platform, said in a statement announcing the launch.  

While the service is still in preview -- Microsoft has partnered with companies including Bose and Metro Bank to test it out --  interested businesses can request access via the PowerApps site. The company has yet to release pricing information.

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