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Introduction to Microsoft Power Apps

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Description

Microsoft Power Apps is a low-code/no-code solution that allows professional developers and non-IT professionals to create powerful applications much faster than with regularly developed applications. In this course, we will look at the core capabilities of Power Apps and how they help businesses automate and enhance repetitive, mundane, and time-consuming tasks.

We will cover canvas apps, model-driven apps, and portals, as well as their use cases and the differences between them. We'll also walk you through how to build each one. Finally, we'll take a look at the Power Apps Component Framework and how this allows developers to add even more functionality to standard Power Apps.

Learning Objectives

  • Get a foundational understanding of canvas apps, model-driven apps, and portals, including their use cases and features
  • Use data sources, controls, and formulas to build, share, and publish your own canvas apps
  • Plan, build, share, and publish model-driven apps
  • Create and customize your own portal and monitor user behavior on your portal
  • Learn about the Power Apps Framework and how it can enhance the user experience of your apps

Intended Audience

This course is intended for both IT professionals and non-technical professionals looking to automate and enhance business processes for mobile and desktop users.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course but any computer coding knowledge and even basic Excel knowledge would be beneficial when learning about Power Apps.

Transcript

Hello and welcome to this course on Microsoft Power Apps. Power Apps is a low-code/no-code solution that allows professional developers and non-IT professionals to create powerful applications. One of the main advantages of using Power Apps is that they can be built so much faster than regularly developed applications. This allows companies to have a higher R.O.I, shorter payback period and to integrate technology faster.

In this course, we will talk about the core capabilities of Power Apps and how they help businesses automate and enhance repetitive, mundane and time-consuming tasks for both in-office and field employees alike. My name is Ben Fetters and I am a Power Apps Specialist. I have built dozens of Power Apps solutions for companies of all sizes and types. I did not come from a computer science or developer background when starting to learn Power Apps. So if you are like me, I hope you can find comfort and assurance that you can learn Power Apps and create amazing solutions. If you do come from a computer science or developer background, then some of these topics we will be discussing should be familiar and easier to understand.

Who should attend this course? I.T professionals and Citizen Developers meaning non-I.T professionals interested in obtaining a Microsoft Certification. Or those that are tasked with or are wanting to automate and enhance business processes for mobile and desktop users.

By the end of this course, you should be able to have an understanding of all three types of Power Apps applications as well as their capabilities, identify common Power Apps components and be able to create a simple Canvas, Model-driven and Portal application.

There are no prerequisites for this course, but any computer coding knowledge or even basic Excel knowledge will be helpful as the coding inside of Power Apps is very similar to how coding or formulas work in Excel. If you have any questions during the course feel free to reach out to someone at Cloud Academy by sending an email to support@cloudacademy.com. Lastly, be sure to rate this course once you have completed it.

In the next lecture, we'll go over the three different kinds of Power Apps applications. See you there!

About the Author
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Ben Fetters
Power Apps & Power Automate Specialist
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Ben is a Power Apps and Power Automate Specialist for Sovereign SP and has been using Power Apps, Power Automate, and SharePoint since 2017. Since then, he has built 100+ solutions using these amazing Microsoft tools. He loves helping others realize what technology can do and how it helps automate and enhance business processes. Most of all, though, he loves how these tools help make people’s jobs easier. The phrase, “This will make things so much easier!” is why he's in the IT business.

Ben Fetters lives in South Ogden, Utah, with his amazing wife and brand-new baby girl. A Weber State University Business Administration graduate, he loves to create businesses and help current businesses improve.