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Digital Transformation with Dataverse for Teams

By : Srikumar Nair
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Digital Transformation with Dataverse for Teams

By: Srikumar Nair

Overview of this book

Microsoft Dataverse for Teams is a built-in, low-code data platform for Teams and enables everyone to easily build and deploy apps, flows, and intelligent chatbots using Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power Virtual Agents (PVA) embedded in Microsoft Teams. Without learning any coding language, you will be able to build apps with step-by-step explanations for setting up Teams, creating tables to store data, and leverage the data for your digital solutions. With the techniques covered in the book, you’ll be able to develop your first app with Dataverse for Teams within an hour! You’ll then learn how to automate repetitive tasks or build alerts using Power Automate and Power Virtual Agents. As you get to grips with building these digital solutions, you’ll also be able to understand when to consider upgrading from Dataverse for Teams to Dataverse, along with its advanced features. Finally, you’ll explore features for administration and governance and understand the licensing requirements of Microsoft Dataverse for Teams and PowerApps. Having acquired the skills to build and deploy an enterprise-grade digital solution, by the end of the book, you will have become a qualified citizen developer and be ready to lead a digital revolution in your organization.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
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Section 1: Introduction to Microsoft Dataverse for Teams
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Section 2: Deep Dive into Microsoft Dataverse for Teams
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Section 3: Application and Environment Life Cycle Management
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Section 4: Enterprise Readiness and Licensing

Chapter 3: Building Your First App with Microsoft Dataverse for Teams

In the previous chapter, we learned about Microsoft Dataverse for Teams and the various components of Power Platform that form the foundation of the low-code/no-code platform experience within Microsoft Teams. In this chapter, we are going to build our first application using Microsoft Dataverse for Teams.

In this chapter, we will build our first application, Health Scanner, using Microsoft Dataverse. This application can be used to keep a record of health statistics of employees or students prior to starting a shift or when present in a classroom.

The important topics that will be covered are as follows:

  • Getting Started
  • Data Modeling for Applications
  • Introducing the Power Apps Build Hub in Teams
  • Creating a Dataverse table
  • Building your first app

Let's look at the first topic – Getting Started, which will help you to understand the prerequisites on licensing, which will allow you to sign in to the application.