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Learn Microsoft Power Apps - Second Edition

By : Matthew Weston, Elisa Bárcena Martín
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Book Image

Learn Microsoft Power Apps - Second Edition

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By: Matthew Weston, Elisa Bárcena Martín

Overview of this book

Microsoft Power Apps provides a modern approach to building low-code business applications for mobiles, tablets, browsers, and Microsoft Teams. The second edition of Learn Microsoft Power Apps will guide you in creating well designed and secure apps that transform old processes and workflows. Learn Microsoft Power Apps starts with an introduction to Power Apps to help you feel comfortable with the creation experience. Using screenshots from the latest UI, you will be guided through how to create an app, building your confidence to start developing further. This book will help you design, set up, and configure your first application by writing simple formulas. You'll learn about the different types of apps you can build in Power Apps and which one applies best to your requirements. In addition to this, you’ll learn how to identify the right data storage system for you, with new chapters covering how to integrate apps with SharePoint or Dataverse. As you advance, you’ll be able to use various controls, connectors, and data sources to create a powerful, interactive app. For example, this book will help you understand how Power Apps can use Microsoft Power Automate, Power BI, and Azure functionalities to improve your applications. Finally, you will be introduced to the emerging Power Apps Copilot tool, which uses artificial intelligence to accelerate the app building process. By the end of this Power Apps book, you’ll be ready to confidently develop lightweight business applications with minimal code.
Table of Contents (27 chapters)
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Introducing Power Apps

In this chapter, we will begin with some of the basic concepts of Power Apps, and what it means to work with it. We will investigate some of the key elements for getting started with the technology, including some of the pre-built example apps that we can use as an aid for learning. We will also take a look at the licensing aspect of Power Apps to help explain the different levels, and what it means to you as an app developer.

Finally, we will look at the development environment, specifically the Power Apps portal, and Power Apps Studio. Part of the learning process is just finding out where information and components are located, which means that your ongoing journey as an app developer will be that much smoother.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Understanding Power Apps
  • Understanding Power Apps licensing
  • Understanding the types of app
  • The Power Apps start screen
  • Starting with templates
  • Using Power Apps Studio

By the end of this chapter, you will have an understanding of the fundamentals of Power Apps and what is possible within it. You will start your Power Apps journey by discovering what apps are included as working examples, and how you can use them to get started.