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Power Platform Webinars: 8 Week #LearningThroughSharing Recap

Over the last 10 weeks I’ve embarked on a new journey with a good friend Rod Modlin of #Microsoft#PowerPlatform#LearningThroughSharing. Not working with it every day I’ve struggled to get my head around #PowerApps (although I (used to be) quite experienced in InfoPath / SharePoint Designer / SharePoint Workflows). It didn’t take much to convince Rod to teach me and at the same time share our learnings to help others. I’ll do a recap monthly in case you missed out! So here’s 9 hours of FREE learning!

For more information on links to join our weekly webinars or find recordings of previous webinars go to my Webinars Page.

Be sure to follow Rod’s YouTube Channel and Blog as well for more tips and tricks!!


August 2020

2020/08/27

Webinar: Build your Incident Management System using SharePoint & Power Apps

Join myself and Rod Modlin for this new webinar series focusing on the Microsoft Power Platform. In this webinar we’ll take a look at how easy it is to transform a SharePoint list into a Power App that can be used on mobile devices.

September 2020

2020/09/03

Webinar: Navigation & Modifications to your existing Power App

In the second part of our #PowerPlatform series, Rod Modlin and I will take a look at making modifications on our existing Incident Management #PowerApp. We’ll also cover the Menus, Tree View, Controls, Functions & Properties.

2020/09/10

Webinar: Modify your SharePoint provisioned Power App

In our third session, Rod Modlin and I will spend more time on the modifications of our SharePoint provisioned Power App. We also have a surprise guest!!

2020/09/17

Webinar: Building low-code apps with Power Apps

In our fourth session, Rod Modlin will take us through building our app, starting in Power Apps, not SharePoint.

2020/09/24

Webinar: Canvas Power App Gallery Customization

In this webinar we’ll continue our journey of building our “home page” with the gallery of items. We’ll be adding more filters and search functionality for our new app.

October 2020

2020/10/01

Webinar: Adding contextual app information to your canvas Power App

In this week’s webinar we’ll discuss the options we have available to add more information by providing contextual app information or prompt users to act or provide input in our Power App. #PowerPlatform #PowerApps #PowerAutomate #PowerBI For more information on upcoming Webinars as well as recordings for previous webinars: https://tracyvanderschyff.com/webinars

2020/10/15

Webinar: Creating your canvas app Edit Screen in Power Apps

In this session we’ll cover the creation of our edit screen for form entry on our canvas app.

2020/10/29

Webinar: Power Apps Forms Continued

Rod continues the customization of the form. And adding the functionality to use it as both a New and Edit form.

November 2020

2020/11/05

Webinar: Power Apps 8 Week Wrap Up – Tips and Tricks Shared

In this webinar we’ll give an overview of the #PowerApps features, tips and tricks covered during September & October as part of our #PowerPlatform Webinars.


Disclaimer: I create content about Office / Microsoft 365. Content is accurate at time of publication, however updates and new additions happen daily which could change the accuracy or relevance. Please keep this in mind when using my blogs as guidelines. And yes, I change my mind all the time as well, because “The only thing that is constant, is change”.
My life mission is to “Facilitate the evolution of human capabilities”: Reach out on: Website > LinkedIn > SlideShare > Twitter > Medium > YouTube > MVP Profile > Contact Me

Power Platform Webinars: September 2020 Recap

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve embarked on a new journey with a good friend Rod Modlin of #Microsoft#PowerPlatform#LearningThroughSharing. Not working with it every day I’ve struggled to get my head around #PowerApps (although I (used to be) quite experienced in InfoPath / SharePoint Designer / SharePoint Workflows). It didn’t take much to convince Rod to teach me and at the same time share our learnings to help others. I’ll do a recap monthly in case you missed out! So here’s your first 5 hours of learning FREE!

For more information on links to join our weekly webinars or find recordings of previous webinars go to my Webinars Page.

Be sure to follow Rod’s YouTube Channel and Blog as well for more tips and tricks!!


Here’s the September recap, I’ve included the 27th of August as that was the start of our series:

2020/08/27

Webinar: Build your Incident Management System using SharePoint & Power Apps

Join myself and Rod Modlin for this new webinar series focusing on the Microsoft Power Platform. In this webinar we’ll take a look at how easy it is to transform a SharePoint list into a Power App that can be used on mobile devices.

2020/09/03

Webinar: Navigation & Modifications to your existing Power App

In the second part of our #PowerPlatform series, Rod Modlin and I will take a look at making modifications on our existing Incident Management #PowerApp. We’ll also cover the Menus, Tree View, Controls, Functions & Properties.

2020/09/10

Webinar: Modify your SharePoint provisioned Power App

In our third session, Rod Modlin and I will spend more time on the modifications of our SharePoint provisioned Power App. We also have a surprise guest!!

2020/09/17

Webinar: Building low-code apps with Power Apps

In our fourth session, Rod Modlin will take us through building our app, starting in Power Apps, not SharePoint.

2020/09/24

Webinar: Canvas Power App Gallery Customization

In this webinar we’ll continue our journey of building our “home page” with the gallery of items. We’ll be adding more filters and search functionality for our new app.


Disclaimer: I create content about Office / Microsoft 365. Content is accurate at time of publication, however updates and new additions happen daily which could change the accuracy or relevance. Please keep this in mind when using my blogs as guidelines. And yes, I change my mind all the time as well, because “The only thing that is constant, is change”.
My life mission is to “Facilitate the evolution of human capabilities”: Reach out on: Website > LinkedIn > SlideShare > Twitter > Medium > YouTube > MVP Profile > Contact Me

 

Microsoft 365 Day 24: PowerApps 101 & Resources

#Microsoft365 – PowerApps is used to build custom business applications – with no development skills needed.  Think Leave Application, Product Ordering, Claims etc. AND it runs on mobile devices.

For previous posts in my #Microsoft365Challenge go to the index page.

I come from a compliance background. ISO compliance, SHEQ and such. And whenever we needed a new application (App) it would take months to gather requirements and then eventually have it built by a developer (contracting consultants), which always ended up being a very costly affair.

The person who knows best what an application should do and look like – is after all the business process owner / super user. In the past it was near impossible for “end users” to learn the development skill needed to build Apps. I’m not even talking about mobile Apps.

Now imagine the Internal Auditor or SHEQ Representative having the ability to create an app used to log Audit Findings. As most audit finds are based on Site Walkabouts – how great would it be if the app could be a mobile app? Well – it’s possible. REALLY 🙂

This blog will give you an overview of PowerApps, I will do some How-to blogs later in this series.

What is PowerApps?

Build apps that help you get work done, and connect them to services you’re already using, like Excel, Office 365 people profiles, SharePoint lists, and more. Read more…

Good to know:

  • You can build an App from a template to get started
  • You can share an app with others in your organization
  • An app can be run in the browser or on mobile phone
  • PowerApps announces packaging, an easier way to move your apps between your UAT and PROD environments – July 27, 2017
  • Now with the new Power BI tile control, you can show your Power BI tiles inside your app – July 27, 2017
  • With the launch of the new SharePoint modern list experience will come the ability to create an app for a list from directly within the SharePoint list experience.
  • The new SharePoint list view menu you will now have an option to create a PowerApp for this list.
  • PowerApps is available on selected Office 365 and Dynamics 365 plans as well as standalone Plan 1 & 2
  • Log into https://web.powerapps.com and start your free trial today

See this impressive list of connections available for PowerApps:

Act! Excel Instapaper Project Online
appFigures Eventbrite Intercom Redmine
Asana JIRA RSS
Azure Automation Face API Salesforce 
Azure Blob Storage Facebook LeanKit
Azure Data Lake File System SendGrid
Azure DocumentDB Flic LUIS Service Bus
Azure Queues FreshBooks Mail SFTP
Azure Resource Manager MailChimp SharePoint
Basecamp 2 Freshdesk Slack
Basecamp 3 FTP Mandrill SmartSheet
Bitbucket GitHub SMTP
Gmail Medium SparkPost
Bitly Google Calendar Microsoft Translator SQL Server
Blogger Google Contacts MSN Weather Stripe
Box Google Drive Muhimbi PDF
bttn Google Sheets Notifications SurveyMonkey
Buffer Google Tasks Office 365 Bookings
Campfire GoToMeeting Office 365 Outlook Text Analytics
Capsule CRM Office 365 Users Todoist
Chatter GoToTraining Office 365 Video Toodledo
OneDrive Trello
Common Data Service  GoToWebinar OneDrive for Business Twilio
OneNote (Business) Twitter
Computer Vision API Harvest Oracle Database  TypeForm
DB2 UserVoice
HelloSign Outlook Tasks
Disqus Outlook.com Vimeo
DocuSign HipChat PagerDuty Visual Studio Team Services
Informix Pinterest WebMerge
Dropbox Pipedrive WordPress
Dynamics 365 Infusionsoft Wunderlist
Dynamics 365 for Financials Pivotal Tracker Yammer
Dynamics for Operations Inoreader Power BI YouTube
Dynamics NAV Insightly PowerApps Notification Zendesk
Easy Redmine Instagram

Here’s a great video on Building business applications with Power Apps, Microsoft Flow, and Office 365. It’s an hour – but well worth it as it includes an Introduction and hands-on examples and walk-through:

Resources:

Purpose of this blog challenge:

I will write 365 blogs in 365 days around Microsoft 365. I did a similar challenge with Office 365, blogs can be found here. I won’t just be talking about the new Microsoft 365 subscription model. I will be sharing any news, tips and tricks around Office / Office 365 / Windows / Mobility and Security. And let’s not forget all the great new Apps & services available.  A lot of what I’ll share on Office and SharePoint will also be applicable to none “Office 365” versions.

Feel free to #AskBraam if you have questions or would like me to write about a specific topic. I’ve created a Flow to monitor Twitter for the #AskBraam hashtag and will try my best to incorporate any questions into the blogs, or answer them directly on Twitter. This is a “Learning through Sharing” approach to teach my pet sheep about Microsoft – read more on this here.

Co-Innovation with Office 365 #ESPC19

Innovation cannot take place in a vacuum, just as our workforce should be diverse, so should our skill sets. The rise of the citizen development era also brings forth the need to understand how workloads integrate and complement each other. #Office365 delivers a vast set of tools to help companies innovate, automate and streamline activities. This is a recording I’ve made of my session at #ESPC19 in Prague.

  • How to foster creativity and innovation
  • Building a self-learning | lifelong learning culture
  • How to keep up to date
  • Examples of co-innovation in Office 365

In this session we’ll unpack the Office 365 features (apps & services) and see how they complement each other. We’ll also take a look at how to enable your citizen developers. This will give your company the competitive advantage and at the same time help build a company culture geared for the future.

Slides can be found here on SlideShare


Moving to the Cloud or stuck somewhere without adoption? Contact me for a FREE 60 minute, Microsoft 365 Immersion Experience.

Disclaimer: I create content about Office / Microsoft 365. Content is accurate at time of publication, however updates and new additions happen daily which could change the accuracy or relevance. Please keep this in mind when using my blogs as guidelines. And yes, I change my mind all the time as well, because “The only thing that is constant, is change”.
My life mission is to “Facilitate the evolution of human capabilities”: Interested to work with me? Reach out on: Website > LinkedIn > SlideShare > Twitter > Medium > YouTube > MVP Profile > Contact Me Please do not use the contact form for questions. Add a comment on WordPress / YouTube / Twitter or LinkedIn.

Day 258 – PowerApps Pricing and Availability

ATOI365D#Office365Challenge In today’s post I’ll share some valuable resources to get you started with PowerApps.

Day: 258 of 365, 107 left
Tools: PowerApps
Description: PowerApps Pricing and Availability
Audience: Business Decision Makers / IT Managers

General Availability of PowerApps was announced on October 31st, 2016.

PowerApps is licensed on a per-user basis. Each user who accesses the service to create and run apps needs a license. Office 365 and Dynamics 365 customers can immediately benefit from the PowerApps and Microsoft Flow capabilities that these offerings include. Customers who want to build apps and flows that access data sources outside Office 365 and Dynamics 365, or need additional functionality, can purchase standalone subscriptions to PowerApps and Microsoft Flow. There are important differences in functionality between these groups of licenses. – Licencing Overview Microsoft

Resources:

In the below table you’ll see the different plans for PowerApps. As mentioned PowerApps is included for Office 365 and Dynamics 365 with limited functionality. To compare the features, connectivity and capacity of each plan, please see the PowerApps Pricing link above.

PowerApps for Office 365 and Dynamics 365 PowerApps Plan 1 PowerApps Plan 2
Create and run custom business apps Everything included with PowerApps for Office 365 and Dynamics 365 Everything included with PowerApps Plan 1
Extend the capabilities of Office 365 and Dynamics 365 Use apps that connect to an even wider range of data sources, with premium connectors Model your data using the Common Data Service
Automate your workflows with Microsoft Flow Use apps built on the Common Data Service Create and manage instances of the Common Data Service
Enterprise-grade administration of environments and user policies

Empowering People, one app at a time…

Overview of my challenge: As an absolute lover of all things Microsoft, I’ve decided to undertake the challenge, of writing a blog every single day, for the next 365 days. Crazy, I know. And I’ll try my best, but if I cannot find something good to say about Office 365 and the Tools it includes for 365 days, I’m changing my profession. So let’s write this epic tale of “Around the Office in 365 Days”. My ode to Microsoft Office 365.
Keep in mind that these tips and tricks do not only apply to Office 365 – but where applicable, to the overall Microsoft Office Suite and SharePoint.

Day 259 – PowerApps:  Basic Form Edit

ATOI365D#Office365Challenge As promised we’ll start playing with PowerApps. Today’s post will cover the basics of form editing.

Day: 259 of 365, 106 left
Tools: PowerApps
Description: PowerApps:  Basic Form Edit
Audience: End User / Power User

There are different ways of creating PowerApps. For today’s example I created a custom list in SharePoint and added the necessary columns. I will use this app to add resources I use (blogs etc.).

This is what the form looks like in SharePoint:

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Once the list is created, I clicked on the PowerApps Dropdown and selected “Create an App”:

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I gave it a name and clicked on Create. PowerApps opened, if you haven’t used it before it will ask you to sign in.

Change the Background:

Under the Screen Tab I inserted a new Background image on each view of the form. I had to change the Image Position to .Fill to completely fill the form with the image:

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Once all the backgrounds were set, I selected every text label and changed the font colour and bold width:

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I saved the app (this is where you’ll share the app as well with other people for use) and accessed it from the PowerApps app on my phone:

  1. PowerApp in my list
  2. Form before editing on my phone
  3. View List after editing on my phone
  4. Edit form on my phone

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I added an item to test and it successfully published to SharePoint.

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Voila!! Pretty cool Microsoft!!

Empowering People, one app at a time…

Overview of my challenge: As an absolute lover of all things Microsoft, I’ve decided to undertake the challenge, of writing a blog every single day, for the next 365 days. Crazy, I know. And I’ll try my best, but if I cannot find something good to say about Office 365 and the Tools it includes for 365 days, I’m changing my profession. So let’s write this epic tale of “Around the Office in 365 Days”. My ode to Microsoft Office 365.
Keep in mind that these tips and tricks do not only apply to Office 365 – but where applicable, to the overall Microsoft Office Suite and SharePoint.

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