Learn Microsoft PowerApps

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By Matthew Weston
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  1. Section 1: Getting Started with PowerApps

About this book

Microsoft PowerApps provides a modern approach to building business applications for mobile, tablet, and browser. Learn Microsoft PowerApps will guide you in creating powerful and productive apps that will add value to your organization by helping you transform old and inefficient processes and workflows.

Starting with an introduction to PowerApps, this book will help you set up and configure your first application. You’ll explore a variety of built-in templates and understand the key difference between types of applications such as canvas and model-driven apps, which are used to create apps for specific business scenarios. In addition to this, you’ll learn how to generate and integrate apps directly with SharePoint, and gain an understanding of PowerApps key components such as connectors and formulas. As you advance, you’ll be able to use various controls and data sources, including technologies such as GPS, and combine them to create an iterative app. Finally, the book will help you understand how PowerApps can use several Microsoft Power Automate and Azure functionalities to improve your applications.

By the end of this PowerApps book, you’ll be ready to confidently develop lightweight business applications with minimal code.

Publication date:
November 2019


Section 1: Getting Started with PowerApps

This section includes the first four chapters of this book and is designed to help you to understand the absolute basics of PowerApps. It will help you first of all to gain an understanding of the technology and then to start taking your first steps in PowerApp development and the use of PowerApps.

Chapter 1, Introducing PowerApps, doesn't go into any technical depth with regards to creating PowerApps, but really looks at what PowerApps is as a product, introducing the development environment and some of the considerations that surround the product such as licensing.

The second chapter will begin our journey with PowerApps by creating our first canvas app. This will focus on how you can create apps specifically for tablet and mobile devices, and how you can start to modify the basic app settings to start giving the app its identity. We will also take the first steps in building the app that we will continually build throughout this book.

In the third chapter, we will look at the close relationship between PowerApps and SharePoint and how this technology is starting to transform SharePoint user interfaces. It will show you how you can quickly and easily create an app directly from SharePoint, as well as create forms to improve the way in which users interact with lists.

The final chapter in this section will look at ways in which you can leverage the app once it has been developed. We will look at the ways in which you can access it through the browser or a mobile device, as well as how the apps can be integrated within other areas of Office 365.

This chapter includes the following chapters:

About the Author

  • Matthew Weston

    Matthew Weston is an Office 365 and SharePoint consultant based in the Midlands in the United Kingdom. Matthew is a passionate evangelist of Microsoft technology, blogging and presenting about Office 365 and SharePoint at every opportunity. He has been creating and developing with PowerApps since it became generally available at the end of 2016. Usually, Matthew can be seen presenting within the community about PowerApps and Flow at SharePoint Saturdays, PowerApps and Flow User Groups, and Office 365 and SharePoint User Groups. Matthew is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) in Productivity.

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