Microsoft's 'next billion dollar business' could be launching today

Microsoft PowerApps, a set of applications that the company described in a job listing as the “next billion dollar business for cloud and enterprise,” could be launching today.

Little is known about the set of services besides its integration with Azure, the company’s set of cloud services for business, and mobile apps.

Twitter user @h0x0d noticed that the website for PowerApps, which currently work under the codename “Kratos,” has been set live. Trying to log into the website with a Microsoft account yields no results, however, suggesting it is a mistake.

PowerApps was mistakenly revealed by Microsoft in a set of job listings, which have now been deleted. The application and use of the apps, which work alongside Azure remain unclear.

“Our team is chartered to build rich engaging mobile apps that pull together information from across enterprise and consumer sources and make it easy for Information Workers to build and extend such apps,” the listing read. 

LinkedIn currently lists two accounts related to PowerApps: a project manager and a software engineer.  

According to Mary Jo Foley at ZDNet, PowerApps are designed to harness mobile sensors — such as camera, GPS, etc. — and use it alongside Azure. 

Microsoft PowerAppsMax Slater-Robins / BIA screenshot of the website for PowerApps, which is codenamed ‘Kratos.’ Logging in yields no results.

Business Insider has reached out to Microsoft to seek comment on whether PowerApps are launching today, what they are, and what this means for the company. 

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