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Microsoft 365 and SharePoint Online Cookbook

By : Gaurav Mahajan, Sudeep Ghatak
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Microsoft 365 and SharePoint Online Cookbook

By: Gaurav Mahajan, Sudeep Ghatak

Overview of this book

Microsoft Office 365 provides tools for managing organizational tasks like content management, communication, report creation, and business automation processes. With this book, you'll get to grips with popular apps from Microsoft, enabling workspace collaboration and productivity using Microsoft SharePoint Online, Teams, and the Power Platform. In addition to guiding you through the implementation of Microsoft 365 apps, this practical guide helps you to learn from a Microsoft consultant's extensive experience of working with the Microsoft business suite. This cookbook covers recipes for implementing SharePoint Online for various content management tasks. You'll learn how to create sites for your organization and enhance collaboration across the business and then see how you can boost productivity with apps such as Microsoft Teams, Power Platform, Planner, Delve, and M365 Groups. You'll find out how to use the Power Platform to make the most of Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, and Power Virtual Agents. Finally, the book focuses on the SharePoint framework, which helps you to build custom Teams and SharePoint solutions. By the end of the book, you will be ready to use Microsoft 365 and SharePoint Online to enhance business productivity using a broad set of tools.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)

Creating a canvas app from a blank template

Power Apps has several templates that give you a head start in creating an app; however, if you want to start from scratch, you can start with a blank template. The following example demonstrates how you can create an app from scratch. The app queries data from a spreadsheet in your OneDrive for Business. This demonstration only focuses on the basics and doesn't go into detail on building a fully functional solution.

It is recommended that you start with a template that closely resembles what you are trying to build. This will save you a lot of time and effort.

In the next section, we will build an app that gets a list of cars from an Excel spreadsheet that is stored in OneDrive for Business:

Although we can extend this app to add/update and delete records from the spreadsheet, our intention is to just introduce the users to the concept of a screen, a control, and a data...