Overview of Canvas Apps, Model-Driven Apps & Portals
Building your First Canvas App
Building Your First Model-Driven App
Building your First Portal App
Other Power Apps Components
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.
- 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
This course is intended for both IT professionals and non-technical professionals looking to automate and enhance business processes for mobile and desktop users.
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.
When you think of the word Canvas you might think of a canvas to paint on or perhaps the phrase blank canvas and rightly so. Canvas applications are essentially a blank canvas for which you can build your application on. Canvas applications use a drag and drop design interface, similar to PowerPoint, which allows for easy layout customization.
Functions inside of Canvas apps are similar to functions inside of Excel and allow for further functionality, design, and layout customization. Canvas applications can connect to many different data sources, including SharePoint, Excel, Dataverse, Salesforce, and more. Canvas apps can also connect to other services such as Office 365 Groups, Outlook, Microsoft Translator, and hundreds more, be sure to check them all out.
Canvas applications also allow for custom API connections to third-party services and can be embedded in other Microsoft products such as Teams, SharePoint, and Power BI. In the next lecture, we'll talk about exploring the possibilities and use cases for Canvas apps.
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.