Microsoft is reportedly preparing 'Power Fx', a low-code language for the Power Platform

Microsoft's Power Platform is an umbrella term comprising of Power BI, Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power Virtual Agents. The idea is to have a single platform that allows organizations to build end-to-end business solutions and connect them with other existing solutions such as Office 365, Dynamics 365, Azure, and dozens of other apps. Now, the company may be working on a new low-code language for the Power Platform.

A default Microsoft Excel workbook open on a display

Reputable leaker WalkingCat revealed on Twitter that Microsoft is working on a "formula based low-code" language for Power Platform. ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley then expanded on this claim, saying that Power Fx will likely target users of Microsoft Excel. As can be seen in the screenshot above the "fx" symbology is used in Excel to allow users to enter Excel formulas and plaintext.

Foley states that Power Platform will enable users to "customize logic across the Power Platform", but will still allow them to integrate traditional code where needed. Furthermore, it may also feature integration with Microsoft's data management platform Dataverse.

While very little is known about this project currently, the strategy does fall in line with Microsoft's recent approach towards low-code tools which allows individuals within businesses to build full-fledged productivity solutions without being too tech-savvy. We will likely learn more about Power Fx closer to the language's release, provided that it does become official.

Source: WalkingCat (Twitter), ZDNet

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