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Microsoft 55265 - Microsoft Power Apps

  • Length 2 days
  • Version A
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Why study this course

This two-day course delivers an instructor-led breakdown of Microsoft Power Apps.

Students will be taught how to design, test, and publish new apps that work with a variety of data sources. We will take users through a selection of well-crafted lessons to help them build new applications for their business.

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What you’ll learn

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand when to use Power Apps

  • Describe the components of Power Apps and their correct use

  • Create Power Apps from existing data sources

  • Brand Power Apps

  • Customise Power Apps beyond just using the automated wizards

  • Connect to a range of data sources from Excel to Azure SQL

  • Understand the difference between canvas apps and model-driven apps

  • Integrate Power Apps with other Microsoft 365 systems, including Teams and SharePoint Online

  • Administer and maintain Power Apps


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Who is the course for?

This class has something for everyone, from beginners who wish to customise their data entry forms in SharePoint right up to advanced users who need to use advanced formulas to deliver more bespoke actions to their apps.


Course subjects

Module 1: An Introduction to Power Apps
Let’s get started with an introduction to Microsoft Power Apps. Traditionally building customised solutions for a business involved using a coding language to build an application from scratch. Typically, these solutions could often only be used within the business, making external use of the application a large hurdle to overcome. With Power Apps we can now not only easily build solutions, but we can also share them with users in our business. Deployment takes seconds and you could by testing your own app on your phone in no time. This module will overview the features of Power Apps, its benefits to a business and the variety of ways you can build and access your apps on different devices.

Lessons

  • What is Power Apps?

  • The benefits of apps

  • How to get Power Apps

  • Canvas Apps and Model-Driven Apps

  • License Options and Costs

Lab: Introduction to Power Apps

  • Try the Cost Estimator App

  • Download and Review App Design

  • Sample App of your choice

Module 2: Getting Started with Power Apps
To begin our journey through the Power Apps product, we will begin by looking at some of the templates that are available to view and edit. Microsoft’s templates are a good starting point to discover what the product is capable off and how it can be achieved. We will also take the chance to have a tour of the editor so that students are familiar with the interface that they will be using over the two-day course. We will then build our first app from a static data source, showing students how to test their changes in the app instantly without the need to publish. We will also discuss how to configure your apps settings and how to access the app once it has been saved and shared.

Lessons

  • Discover Power Apps with templates

  • Building a new app with a data source

  • Add, edit and remove controls

  • Testing an app

  • App Settings

  • Publish and Share Apps

  • Mobile App

Lab: Getting Started

  • Create App from an existing Data Source

  • Publish and Share

  • View an app on your mobile device

Module 3: Branding and Media
In our next module, we will look at the options available to designers that allow them to implement their business branding. Not only will this deal with the aesthetics of your app, it will also introduce time-saving tips to help keep your branding consistent. We will also be discussing how to embed media into your app which can be useful if you are planning on an app that might promote video content.

Lessons

  • Linking control properties

  • Backgrounds

  • Colours and transparency

  • Duplicating screens

  • Copying the look and feel

  • Using images

  • Embed and play audio and video

Lab: Branding and Media

  • Backgrounds and icons

  • Import Class Data from Excel

  • Duplicate Screen

Module 4: Power Apps Controls
So far in the course, we would have covered the basics of adding, editing and removing controls from our applications. The drive behind this module is to provide more depth on the categories of controls which can be used on a form. Your instructor will take you through each control and discuss its purpose and configuration. Tackling the wide selection of controls will help students recognise when to use the right control.

Lessons

  • Labels

  • Buttons

  • Text inputs

  • Controls

  • Galleries

  • Data tables

  • Forms

  • Media

  • Charts

  • Icons

Lab: Build Apps from Blank

  • Create an App from the blank template

  • Add Controls to collect and display data

  • Add Formulas to allow the controls to interact

Module 5: Data Sources and Logic
To help maintain and view essential business information, organisations often have a diverse selection of locations to keep different types of data. This could range from databases to file storage locations. Power Apps offers connections to a wide selection of data sources. We will show students to build their Power Apps to bring in data from a variety of sources as well as how they can utilise the common data source, a storage location unique to Power Apps.

Lessons

  • Working with files

  • Databases

  • Filter, sort and search formulas

  • If and Select

  • Accessing on-premises sources

  • The common data source

  • Sharing data sources

Lab: Data Source and Logic

  • SharePoint List connect to App

  • Power Automate to collect tweets to SharePoint

  • Display Tweets in Power Apps using the Twitter service

  • Create a reply screen in Power Apps

Module 6: Model-Driven Apps
Modules one to five discussed how to work with the original type of Power Apps known as a Canvas App, Microsoft have now introduced a second type of app known as a model-driven app. Model driven apps involve a different development process to canvas apps. We will review this development process during this module. Model-Driven apps can be quicker to build than canvas apps, but they are less customisable and typically have a higher cost, knowing which type of app to use is not always a simple decision, we will show you the pros and cons of each.

Lessons

  • What is a model-driven app?

  • Where will my data be stored?

  • How do create a model-driven app

  • Canvas vs model-driven summary

Lab: Model-Driven App

  • Switch to Model-Driven mode in Power Apps

  • Navigate the Model-Drive app interface

  • Test a Sample App

  • Edit the Sample App

Module 7: Power Apps Integration
Power Apps is designed to easily connect to other business systems to read and update information. In this module we will discuss some simple ways to integrate Power Apps with key Microsoft 365 systems including Teams, SharePoint Online and Power Automate. The result, is the ability to use a combination of systems to create solutions for a variety of business requirements.

Lessons

  • Start a Flow from a PowerApp

  • Embed Power Apps in Teams

  • Embed Power Apps in SharePoint Online

Lab: Power Apps Integration

  • Embed your app in Microsoft Teams

  • Embed your app in SharePoint Online

Module 8: Administration and Maintenance of Power Apps
In our last module for Power Apps, we will be looking at how a business can manage their existing apps. This could be using analytics to discover usage trends. We will discover how to export and import apps, so they can be reused in other locations. Finally, we will discuss how Microsoft 365 administrators can shape the Power Apps experience with high-level settings that help ensure data segregation and security.

Lessons

  • Maintaining an app

  • View analytics

  • Export and import apps

  • Office 365 administration for Power Apps

  • Environments

  • Data policies

  • Data integration

Lab: Administration and Maintenance

  • Export an app for use in another location

  • Review current Power Apps users in your test environment


Prerequisites

No previous experience of Power Apps is required.


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