Microsoft Power Platform

Microsoft Power Platform

Learn how to work together to meet challenges effectively with Microsoft Power Platform by analyzing data, building apps, automating processes, and creating virtual agents.


Power Automate

Power Automate (formerly Microsoft Flow) is a tool that allows you to replace manual tasks with automated jobs that can move data between one to many connected sources. There are hundreds of connectors for commonly used applications like Office 365, Excel, SQL Server, RSS Feeds, FTP, OneDrive, Microsoft Forms, Oracle, and many more.

  • Automate business processes
  • Send automatic reminders for past due tasks
  • Move business data between systems on a schedule
  • Connect to almost 300 data sources or any publicly available API
  • You can even automate tasks on your local computer like computing data in Excel.

*Some connectors are considered "premium" and require an additional licensing tier either at the Power Automate Per User or Per Workflow plan level



Power BI is a collection of software services, apps, and connectors that work together to turn your unrelated sources of data into coherent, visually immersive, and interactive insights. Your data may be an Excel spreadsheet, or a collection of cloud-based and on-premises hybrid data warehouses. Power BI lets you easily connect to your data sources, visualize and discover what’s important, and share that with anyone or everyone you want.

  • Self-service and modern BI
  • Collaboration, publishing, sharing, and ad hoc analysis
  • Fully managed by Microsoft
  • Account Management
  • Health check, risk assessments, and reviews
  • Training and workshops
  • Developer support
  • Training portal

PowerBI Pro requires 1 year commitment to the license due to Microsoft license terms and conditions



Power Apps is a suite of apps, services, connectors and data platform that provides a rapid application development environment to build custom apps for your business needs. Using Power Apps, you can quickly build custom business apps that connect to your business data stored either in the underlying data platform (Common Data Service) or in various online and on-premises data sources (SharePoint, Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, SQL Server, and so on).

Apps built using Power Apps provide rich business logic and workflow capabilities to transform your manual business processes to digital, automated processes. Further, apps built using Power Apps have a responsive design, and can run seamlessly in browser or on mobile devices (phone or tablet). Power Apps "democratizes" the custom business app building experience by enabling users to build feature-rich, custom business apps without writing code.

Power Apps also provides an extensible platform that lets pro developers programmatically interact with data and metadata, apply business logic, create custom connectors, and integrate with external data.


Service Level Targets & Availability

99.9% service level agreement

Service Rates: Please see the OIT Rate Table


Customer Expectations

This is a self-service application, State of Maine IT staff will be available to help you troubleshoot connectivity and permissions issues, but report development and design are up to the end user.


To get help or order this service

  • Call OIT Service Center at 624-7700
  • Enter a Footprints service request assigned to OIT SQL Server Team