Power Apps App in a Day - July 2020

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ABOUT THE COURSE

Does the idea of building your own applications sound intimidating? Worry no more because Power Apps is here! With Power Apps you don’t have to be an expert developer. Instead, you will take existing skills you already have from traditional business applications like Excel and PowerPoint to become a Citizen Developer. After watching this course you will be eager and ready to take charge of building your own business applications right away!

COURSE INSTRUCTORS

Julie Yack

Julie Yack

Trainer. Author. Mentor. Learner. Problem-solver. Globetrotter. Microsoft MVP.


Derik Bormann

Derik Bormann

Derik is a regular contributor to CRM Tip of Day http://crmtipoftheday.com/. Derik is also a Microsoft MVP


Course Module Details

01-Course Overview

This is a beginner level lab for you to get hands on experience with the Microsoft Power Platform technologies – Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, and Common Data Service. The lab includes step-by-step instructions for someone new to these technologies to build a device ordering solution within a day.

  • Overview
    5 Minutes 
  • Using This Site
    2 Minutes 
  • Lab - Environment Setup
    10 Minutes 
02-Business Applications

With Microsoft, you can build new systems and integrate and extend existing applications quickly, seamlessly, and securely through intelligent business solutions. Dynamics 365, Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, and Power Virtual Agents enable our teams to build solutions in hours instead of months, and easily connect systems with data to provide integrated solutions and comprehensive business analytics. Learn more about how we use Microsoft’s intelligent business applications to accelerate delivery and unify processes with no code or low code solutions.

  • Power Platform Overview
    14 Minutes 
03-Canvas App

Power Apps Studio is designed to have a user interface familiar to users of the Office suite. It has three panes and a ribbon that make app creation feel like building a slide deck in PowerPoint. Formulas are entered within a function bar that is like Excel.

  • Overview
    20 Minutes 
  • Lab - Canvas App
    45 Minutes 
  • Lab Review
    3 Minutes 
  • Test Your Knowledge
    10 Minutes 
04-Common Data Service

This is the second lab in a series covering Power Apps Canvas Apps, Common Data Service, Power Apps Model-driven Apps, Power Automate, and Power BI. The assumption is that you have successfully completed the initial part of setting up an environment as described in the overview document.

  • Overview
    4 Minutes 
  • Lab - Common Data Service
    60 Minutes 
  • Test Your Knowledge
    10 Minutes 
05-Model-driven App

The model-driven apps are built by composing multiple page types and components using several focused designers. Additionally, there are designers for the entity and business logic. The page types come from the View Designer, Form Designer, and Dashboard Designer.

  • Overview
    10 Minutes 
  • Lab-Model-driven Apps
    60 Minutes 
  • Test Your Knowledge
    10 Minutes 
06-Power Automate

In this lab, you will create a flow that uses the Modern Approvals service to automate the approval workflow – it will send an email to the selected approver and take an action based on their response.

  • Overview
    15 Minutes 
  • Course Recap and Road Map
    9 Minutes 
  • Lab-Power Automate
    60 Minutes 
  • Test Your Knowledge
    10 Minutes 
S01-Power BI

Power BI is a suite of business analytics tools that deliver insights throughout your organization. In this lab, we will be using Power BI to visualize data from the device procurement process. Power BI can connect to hundreds of data sources and prepare the data for use. In this lab, you will be using the Common Data Service and the Excel connectors.

  • Overview Slides
    15 Minutes 
  • Lab - Power BI
    60 Minutes 
  • Test Your Knowledge
    10 Minutes 
S02- Teams

Adding your Power App to Teams makes it more accessible and easier to distribute. By adding your app to a Teams channel or pinning it to the app bar, you and other users will know where to find it. Also, some app’s usefulness is enhanced by being in the same tool as your team’s chat and collaboration. Adding apps to Teams brings more of your work into a common place and reduces the time you spend searching for and switching between the tools you need.

  • Lab Teams
    60 Minutes 
S03-Power Virtual Agents

Power Virtual Agent is a SaaS offering that empowers teams to easily create powerful bots using a guided, no-code interface without the need for data scientists. Power Virtual Agents gives citizen developers the ability to create conversational experiences and support.

  • Overview Slides
    15 Minutes 
  • Lab - Power Virtual Agents
    60 Minutes 
S04- Power Apps Portal

Portals offer you another way to expose your CDS data to stakeholders. Use a portal to offer a fully customized website.

  • Power Apps Portal lab
    75 Minutes