Microsoft Power Platform Template to Handle Crisis Communications

Crisis Communication Template

With news of the continued spread in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) cases globally, Microsoft has released a solution built on the Power Platform. This template is designed to help organisations coordinate 2-way team communications during evolving conditions in times of crisis.

Accessible through a mobile device, on the web, or in Teams, this solution combines Power Apps, Power Automate and Sharepoint with Power BI.

The initial release includes:

  • Enabling employees to report their work status and submit requests. This can include communicating self-isolation statuses and dates that will help managers coordinate teams during prolonged spells of remote working.
  • Push notifications for updates and other content specific to the organisation including emergency contents.*
  • Support for RSS feeds to provide up-to-date information from reputable sources.
  • Power BI reports to track the current presence statuses across locations of employees who have updated their status.
  • Using a centrally managed Teams channel to combine data and effectively respond to issues.

* Microsoft says it will be providing all Power Apps users with temporary access to its premium Push Notifications feature which is being reclassified as a standard connector for the duration of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Requirements

The data for the app will be stored in SharePoint lists. This requires a valid SharePoint Online licence with permission to create lists and a public SharePoint site. 

Crisis Comms Apps

Download Solution

Download the Crisis Communications template from GitHub or aka.ms/CrisisCommunicationSolution

Read more and follow setup instructions.

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