Power Platform is a low-code platform empowering citizen developers as well as professional developers to build applications faster as well as set up automation, create chat bots and visualize data.
Once up on a time there was a CRM-system from Microsoft called Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Actually the story started even earlier when Microsoft bought a CRM company consisting of 10 employees in 2001. Two years later Microsoft CRM was born. It was later rebranded to Microsoft Dynamics CRM. This was more than a CRM-system. Already back then it was called an ”xRM” platform rather than just a CRM system. Parts of (or at least concepts from) the Microsoft Dynamics CRM/xRM platform has been lifted into Power Platform (Microsoft Dataverse and model-driven apps). Then new cloud concepts have been added as well making up other parts of Power Platform (such as e.g. canvas apps and Power Automate).