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How to build your first model-driven app with Dataverse

This module will focus on the building blocks of Dataverse and model-driven apps. These key components will help you build quick business apps in your organization.

  • Introduction to Dataverse
  • Introduction to model-driven apps
  • Model-driven apps, powered by Microsoft Dataverse
  • Explore sample apps
  • Check your knowledge

Get started with model-driven apps in Power Apps

Model-driven app design is an approach that focuses on quickly adding components to your apps. These components include dashboards, forms, views, and charts. With little to no code, you can make apps that are simple or complex. Unlike in canvas app development, where the designer has total control over the app layout, much of the layout in model-driven apps is determined by the components you add. In other words, the emphasis is more on quickly viewing your business data and making decisions than on intricate app design.

  • Introducing model-driven apps
  • Components of model-driven apps
  • Design model-driven apps
  • Exercise
  • Exercise - Control security when sharing model-driven apps
  • Incorporate business process flows
  • Exercise - Create a model-driven app
  • Check your knowledge

Manage tables in Dataverse

Dataverse tables are similar to tables in a database. Every instance of a Dataverse database includes a base set of tables that provide structure for data that is commonly used by business applications.

  • Identify tables and table types in Dataverse
  • Create a custom table
  • Enable attachments within a table
  • Licensing requirements for each table type
  • Lab - Create a new custom table and enable attachments
  • Check your knowledge

Create and manage columns within a table in Dataverse

Learn how to create and manage table columns in Dataverse.

  • Define columns in Microsoft Dataverse
  • Column types in Microsoft Dataverse
  • Add a column to a table
  • Create a primary name column
  • Restrictions that apply to columns in a table
  • Create an auto numbering column
  • Create an alternate key
  • Exercises
  • Check your knowledge

Working with choices in Dataverse

Do you want to create standardized choice lists that you can use across all of your Power Apps? This module will show you how to create new or use standard choice lists called choices in Dataverse.

  • Define choice column
  • Standard choices column
  • Lab - Create a new choice or modify an existing choice
  • Check your knowledge

Create a relationship between tables in Dataverse

Do you need to create relationships between tables? This module will show how and why you can separate data into tables and how to relate between tables to build complex and robust business solutions. It will also explain the different kinds of relationships that you can define between tables in Dataverse.

  • Relate one or more tables - Introduction
  • Relationship types that are available in Microsoft Dataverse
  • Create a one-to-many relationship between tables
  • Create a many-to-many relationship between tables
  • Edit or delete relationships
  • Exercise - Create two tables and relate them by using a one-to-many relationship
  • Check your knowledge

Define and create business rules in Dataverse

The ability to build business rules that ensure consistent business logic whatever app is accessing that data set is imperative to a successful business operation. This module will show you how you can build business rules that are triggered anytime they're used within Dataverse.

  • Define business rules - Introduction
  • Define the components of a business rule
  • Create a business rule
  • Exercise - Create a business rule
  • Check your knowledge

Create and define calculation or rollup columns in Dataverse

Do you want to use rollup or calculation columns? This module shows you how to build calculations or rollups that are defined and triggered within the data in Dataverse, regardless of the app that accesses that data set.

  • Introduction to rollup columns
  • Create a rollup column
  • Introduction to calculation columns
  • Create a calculation column
  • Exercise - Create a rollup column
  • Exercise - Create a calculation column
  • Check your knowledge

Get started with security roles in Dataverse

Learn how you can set permissions to limit access to an environment, or limit which users can view, edit, or delete data in an environment within Dataverse.

  • Introduction to environment roles
  • Understand environment roles
  • Adding or disabling an environment user
  • Understand security concepts in Dataverse
  • Understand user security roles and security role defaults
  • Exercise - Create a custom role
  • Check the roles that a user belongs to
  • Configure Dataverse teams for security
  • Configure Dataverse group teams for security
  • Check your knowledge

Get started with Power Apps canvas apps

Learn the basics of Power Apps and how you can use it in your organization.

  • Introduction to Power Apps
  • Power Apps building blocks
  • Exercise - Create your first app in Power Apps
  • Ways to build Power Apps
  • Power Apps related technologies
  • Additional Power Apps related technologies
  • Designing a Power Apps app
  • Check your knowledge

Customize a canvas app in Power Apps

Learn how to customize an app by adding controls, images, and logic.

  • Improve apps by making basic customizations in Power Apps
  • Create a navigation model for your canvas app
  • Explore screens and controls in Power Apps
  • Exercise - Get started with functions in Power Apps
  • Check your knowledge

Manage apps in Power Apps

Manage app versions, app sharing, and environments in Power Apps.

  • Exercise - Manage app versions in Power Apps
  • Exercise - Share apps in Power Apps
  • Exercise - Understand environments in Power Apps
  • Power Apps review
  • Check your knowledge

Navigation in a canvas app in Power Apps

App users can only navigate through the navigation options provided by an app developer, and this module is designed to help you build a good navigation experience for your canvas app.

  • Understanding navigation
  • The navigation and back function
  • Lab - Create navigation functions
  • More ways to use the navigation function
  • Check your knowledge

How to build the UI in a canvas app in Power Apps

Do you want to build a better UI for app users? This module helps you do that using themes, icons, images, personalization, different form factors, and controls.

  • Use themes to quickly change the appearance of your app
  • Branding a control
  • Icons
  • Images
  • Personalization
  • Using the tablet or phone form factors
  • Exercise - Create UI for a new canvas app
  • Check your knowledge

Use and understand Controls in a canvas app in Power Apps

Controls help create a better experience for the user and collect the appropriate data. This module will help you understand and use Controls.

  • Introduction to controls
  • Core properties of controls
  • Entering and displaying data with text controls
  • Additional controls for enhancing your app's usability
  • Media
  • Lab - Create a canvas app with unique controls
  • Check your knowledge

Document and test your Power Apps application

Learn how to document and test a Power Apps application.

  • Create test plans
  • User interface testing
  • Performance optimization
  • Diagnostics and analytics
  • Documentation and the customer
  • Check your knowledge

Use imperative development techniques for canvas apps in Power Apps

Learn how to use imperative vs. declarative development.

  • Imperative versus declarative development
  • The three types of variables in Power Apps
  • Global variables
  • Contextual variables
  • Collections
  • Additional variable concepts
  • Exercise - Using the variables and collections
  • Check your knowledge

Create formulas that use tables, records, and collections in a canvas app in Power Apps

Do you have need for complex formulas in your app? This module can help you write those formulas.

  • Formulas that process multiple records
  • Math operations on tables
  • Combine and separate records
  • The ForAll function
  • Lab - Using the ForAll function in a gallery
  • Check your knowledge

Perform custom updates in a Power Apps canvas app

With some Power Apps canvas apps, a form is not the solution. This module will focus on how to perform custom updates when your data is not in a form.

  • Sometimes you need something more than forms
  • Using the Patch function to create and edit records
  • Deleting record(s) from data sources and collections
  • Using Patch function to update a Gallery
  • Check your knowledge

Complete testing and performance checks in a Power Apps canvas app

Do you want to test your app and improve it's performance? This module will help you understand how to test an app and improve performance.

  • The importance of thinking about performance
  • Improve performance with data sources
  • Testing and troubleshooting your app
  • Exercise - Using the Concurrent function to test performance
  • Check your knowledge

Work with relational data in a Power Apps canvas app

Learn how to work with relational data in Power Apps canvas apps.

  • What is relational data?
  • Work with relationships in Power Apps
  • Exercise - Work with relational data
  • Microsoft Dataverse for apps makes relationships even easier
  • Check your knowledge

Work with data source limits (delegation limits) in a Power Apps canvas app

Delegate data with Power Apps.

  • Delegation overview
  • Functions, predicates, and data sources combine to determine delegation
  • Delegation warnings, limits, and non-delegable functions
  • Check your knowledge

Connect to other data in a Power Apps canvas app

Learn how to connect to other data in Power Apps canvas app.

  • Overview of the different data sources
  • Work with action-based data sources
  • Power Automate is a companion to Power Apps
  • Check your knowledge

Use custom connectors in a Power Apps canvas app

Learn how to use custom connectors in a Power Apps canvas app.

  • Overview of custom connectors
  • Overview of the custom connector lifecycle
  • Use postman for your custom connector
  • Check your knowledge

Get started with Power Automate

Learn how to create simple flows to make your life easier.

  • Introducing Power Automate
  • Exercise - Create your first flow
  • Exercise - Create recurring flows
  • Exercise - Monitor incoming emails
  • Exercise - Share flows
  • Troubleshoot flows
  • Check your knowledge

Build approval flows with Power Automate

Learn how to build approval flows with Power Automate.

  • Provide solutions to real-world scenarios.
  • Exercise - Build an approval request
  • Exercise - Build a flow that processes an approval request
  • Exercise - Learn to build a flow that runs at recurring time intervals
  • Exercise - Create a business process flow
  • Exercise - Create a business process flow that has conditions
  • Check your knowledge

Introduction to expressions in Power Automate

Learn how to write expressions in Power Automate

  • Introduction to expressions
  • Get started with expressions
  • Notes make things easier
  • Types of functions
  • Write complex expressions
  • Exercise - Creating a manual flow and using expressions
  • Check your knowledge

Introduction to Microsoft Power Platform developer resources

The goal of this module is to give a broad-scoped overview of the developer experience as it relates to Microsoft Power Platform. It will cover a high-level introduction how the ecosystem is represented, with the intended audience being a software developer with limited experience in working with Microsoft Power Platform.

  • Introduction to Microsoft Power Platform for Developers
  • Overview of Microsoft Dataverse and the Common Data Model
  • Extending Power Platform with Azure
  • Check your knowledge

Use developer tools to extend Microsoft Power Platform

This module will focus on the available developer tools that can help you perform development activities with Microsoft Power Platform.

  • Introduction to developer Microsoft Power Platform tooling
  • Exercise - Install and use developer tools
  • Solutions overview
  • Deploy apps with Package Deployer
  • Exercise - Use the Power Apps CLI
  • Check your knowledge

Introduction to extending Microsoft Power Platform

This module will focus on the underlying solution architecture from a technical perspective and what extensibility options exist. It will also cover the ever-important element of Microsoft Power Platform development, which is the decision-making process of determining when to use configuration versus code.

  • User experience extensibility
  • Microsoft Dataverse extensibility
  • Exercise - Create a Custom API
  • Determine when to configure or when to code
  • Check your knowledge

Introduction to Dataverse for developers

The goal of this module is to give an introductory overview of Microsoft Power Platform SDKs that are available from Microsoft via NuGet.

  • Introduction to developing with Microsoft Dataverse
  • Microsoft Dataverse extensibility model
  • Event framework
  • Check your knowledge

Extend plug-ins

The purpose of this module is to provide an in-depth overview of plug-ins as it relates to Microsoft Power Platform development. This module will review how and when plug-ins are implemented, how they are registered and deployed, and the various configuration options that are available during plug-in registration.

  • Introduction to Plug-ins
  • Plug-ins usage scenarios
  • Custom workflow extensions
  • Plug-in execution context
  • Exercise - Write your first plug-in
  • Exercise - Write a custom workflow extension
  • Check your knowledge

Performing common actions with client script

The goal of this module is to review how to achieve common user experience automation procedures through Client Script. This module is intended to serve as a practical guide for how to solve real-world scenarios that are frequently encountered during Microsoft Power Platform implementations.

  • Introduction to client-side scripting
  • Upload scripts
  • Event handlers
  • Context objects
  • Client scripting common tasks
  • Exercise - Use client script to hide a form section
  • Check your knowledge

Automate business process flows with client script

This module will focus on educating developers on how to perform common techniques in regard to automating business process flows, along with explaining the context of when these scenarios might be applied.

  • Introduction to conducting global operations with the client API Xrm object
  • Client scripting best practices
  • Debugging client script
  • Exercise - Use table data from client script
  • Check your knowledge

Get started with Power Apps component framework

Learn how to get started with Microsoft Power Apps component framework.

  • Introduction to Power Apps component framework
  • Power Apps component framework architecture
  • Power Apps component tooling
  • Demo of Power Apps code component
  • Check your knowledge

Build a Power Apps component

Learn how to build a custom Power Apps component, create a code component solution package, and then test and debug a code component.

  • Introduction to creating a code component
  • Create a code component solution package
  • Test and debug code components
  • Check your knowledge

Use advanced features with Power Apps component framework

Learn about Power Apps component framework advanced articles.

  • Introduction to using React within a Power Apps component
  • Use the formatting API in a Power Apps component
  • Use the Microsoft Dataverse web API in a Power Apps component
  • Write a pop-up Power Apps component
  • Check your knowledge

Work with Dataverse Web API

Learn about working with Dataverse Web API.

  • Introduction to the Microsoft Dataverse Web API
  • Authenticate against Microsoft Dataverse by using OAuth
  • Interact with Microsoft Dataverse Web API by using Postman
  • Use OData to query data
  • Use FetchXML to query data
  • Call Power Automate actions from the Web API
  • Use the Web API to impersonate another user
  • Track entity data changes with change tracking and the Web API
  • Check your knowledge

Integrate Dataverse Azure solutions

Gain an in-depth overview of options available within Dataverse to integrate data and events to Azure.

  • Microsoft Dataverse Azure Solutions overview
  • Expose Microsoft Dataverse data to Azure Service Bus
  • Write a Service Bus Event Listener that consumes Microsoft Dataverse messages
  • Publish Microsoft Dataverse events with webhooks
  • Write an Azure Function that processes Microsoft Dataverse events
  • Check your knowledge

The Microsoft Power Platform helps organizations optimize their operations by simplifying, automating and transforming business tasks and processes. In this course, students will learn how to build Power Apps, Automate Flows and extend the platform to complete business requirements and solve complex business problems.

Candidates for this course design, develop, secure, and troubleshoot Power Platform solutions. Candidates implement components of a solution that include application enhancements, custom user experience, system integrations, data conversions, custom process automation, and custom visualizations. Candidates will gain applied knowledge of Power Platform services, including in-depth understanding of capabilities, boundaries, and constraints. Candidates should have development experience that includes JavaScript, JSON, TypeScript, C#, HTML, .NET, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft 365, RESTful Web Services, ASP.NET, and Power BI.

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