Module 1: An Introduction to PowerApps
Letâ€™s get started with an introduction to Microsoft PowerApps. 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 PowerApps 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 PowerApps, its benefits to a business and the variety of ways
you can build and access your apps on different devices.
- What is PowerApps?
- The benefits of apps
- How to get PowerApps
- Canvas Apps and Model-Driven Apps
- License Options and Costs
- Discover PowerApps with Templates
Module 2: Getting Started with PowerApps
To begin our journey through the PowerApps product, we will begin by looking at some of the templates that are
available to view and edit. Microsoftâ€™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.
- Building a new app from a data source
- Add, edit and remove controls
- Intro to Formulas
- Testing an app
- App Settings
- Publish and Share Apps
- Version History and Restore
- PowerApps Mobile App
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.
- Less is more
- Duplicate Screens
- Screen Colours and Matching Colours
- Screen Backgrounds
- Buttons and Icons
- Hide on Timer
- Size and Alignment by reference
- Show and Hide on Timer
Module 4: PowerApps 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
- Text Controls for Data Entry and Display
- Controls â€“ Drop downs, combo box, date picker, radio button and more
- Forms â€“ Add and edit data in underlying data sources quickly
- Charts â€“ present information in pie, line and bar charts
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.
PowerApps offers connections to a wide selection of data sources. We will show students to build their
PowerApps 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 PowerApps.
- Data Storage and Services
- How do I decide which database to use?
- Connect to on-premises data - Gateway
- What is Delegation?
- Specific Data Examples
- Displaying Data
Module 6: Model-Driven Apps
Module one to five discussed how to work with the original type of PowerApp 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
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.
- What is a model-driven app?
- Where will my data be stored?
- How do create a model-driven app
- Canvas vs model-driven summary
Module 7: PowerApp Integration
PowerApps is designed to easily connect to other business systems to read and update information. In
module we will discuss some simple ways to integrate PowerApps with key Office 365 systems including
Teams, SharePoint Online and Flow. The result, is the ability to use a combination of systems to create
solutions for a variety of business requirements.
- Embed PowerApps in Teams
- Embed PowerApps in SharePoint Online
- Start a Flow from a PowerApp
Module 8: Administration and Maintenance of PowerApps
In our last module for Microsoft PowerApps, 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
apps, so they can be reused in other locations. Finally, we will discuss how Office 365 administrators
shape the PowerApps experience with high-level settings that help ensure data segregation and
- Identify which users have been using PowerApps
- Reuse an app in another location (move from testing or development to production)
- Review app usage
- Prevent a user from using PowerApps
- Manage environments
This course delivers an instructor-led breakdown of Microsoft PowerApps. 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.
This class has something for everything, 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