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Building Model-Driven Apps on the Power Platform

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07 Apr 2020
04 May 2020
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Introduction to the Microsoft Power Platform

The Power Platform is a powerful combination of tools that allow you to build business applications to store, process and share your data. This chapter will show you how the Power Platform is built, explain the licensing system and give you an overview of what is possible.

  • The past: Dynamics CRM
  • From Dynamics CRM to Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement, The Common Data Model and Model-Driven Apps
  • Overview of the Microsoft Power Platform
  • Overview of the Unified Interface

Design the data model of an app

Designing a Model-driven app start with the design of your data model. In this module you will learn about creating Entities, adding Fields to an entity and designing relationships between entities

  • Creating and customizing Entities
  • Adding custom fields to Entities
  • Supported field data types
  • Plan, create, and configure Entity Relationships
  • Creating and using relationships - 1:N, N:N

Design the UI an app

Once the data model of your app has been defined, you can start designing the UI. In a Model-driven app, the UI is mainly composed of Forms and Views.

  • Define the structure of Forms
  • How to add, remove or modify the components of a Form using the Form Designer
  • Examine the different types of system, public and personal Views
  • Create new public views and modify existing Views

Creating and working with apps

Model-driven apps are the building block of any business solution. For instance, we could create our own "event management" app. The app will group together everything our user needs from the CDS and the components we have built.

  • Concepts of an app
  • The structure of a Site Map
  • Creating a Site Map for an app
  • Creating apps with the App Designer

With the Power Platform Microsoft has released a powerful set of tools that allow you to create powerful business solutions to create, manage and share your business data. What was once just Dynamics CRM is now a set of model driven apps - Customer and Field Service - and tools like Power Apps, Power Automate and Power BI storing their data in the Common Data Service. This course will teach you how to use and customize the Common Data Service and Model-Driven Apps using the Microsoft Power Platform.

This 2-day webinar is intended for power users, consultants and key business users that want to work with and customize the out-of-the-box functionality of the Power Platform.

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