What is Interactive Training?

It is a cross between a live online class, and a self-paced class.

Your instructor is there online during the class, to answer questions and interact, as you watch the pre-recorded class. There are 4 hours of instruction each day, and each day there will be two, half-hour live online video Q&A sessions at 1PM and 8PM Central. We will also be online throughout the day, to answer ad-hoc chat questions in Teams. With this interactive course, you get the benefit of a live class (interactivity and discussions with your instructor), without the cost of a live class (usually $2,500). You can go through the materials at any time during the day, which means we can accommodate for students in various parts of the world.
  • Dates

    This class will be held as interactive online, at your convenience each day. There are two, half hour Q&A sessions, held in Microsoft Teams.

  • Description

    In this two day class, you will obtain the skills necessary for implementing flows with Power Automate, to increase your organization's productivity.

  • Audience

    Microsoft 365 & SharePoint power users, workflow creators, form creators, developers

Class Dates

Both Power Apps & Power Automate - bundle

Power Automate Interactive

Audience: Microsoft 365 & SharePoint Power Users, InfoPath designers, Access Web App designers, form creators

Course description

Go beyond the basics of Power Automate. Ramp up your skills in this in-depth class, taught by Microsoft MVP, Laura Rogers.  This is not a beginner class. A basic knowledge of the Flow interface and concepts, is necessary.  

Module 1: Flow Editing Interface

In this first module, we will go into creating blank Flows and building them from scratch.  This includes an overview of the interface and options when building Flows, and concepts such as triggers, actions, conditions, and dynamic content.  Flow sharing and collaboration concepts will also be covered, as well as the mobile app.

Module 2: Flow Triggers

There are hundreds of available triggers in Microsoft Flow.  In this module, you will learn how to use them, and we will deep dive into some specific common and important triggers.  Learn about manual triggers and how initiation parameters work. This module also covers how to trigger a flow from a SharePoint list or library, how to create a flow trigger button on an item, and how to trigger a flow from Teams. Other triggers such as recurrences, Microsoft Forms, and Outlook will be demonstrated as well.

Module 3: Working with SharePoint Data

This module covers the plethora of actions and possibilities when working with SharePoint data in Microsoft Flow.  After covering the common concepts such as creating SharePoint list items, you will learn the difference between the Get Item action and Get Items, and how manipulate and update data across multiple lists.  You will learn how to work with SharePoint's content approval settings in Flow, how to query one or more SharePoint list items, and how to use actions that create folders and set permissions in SharePoint.

Module 4: Working with Files

In this module, it's all about working with files in Microsoft Flow.  There are many different places that files can come from, or be sent to.        They can be email attachments, documents in a library or OneDrive, attachments to a list item, and much more.  You will learn how to use Flow to work with file content and file names, and all of the gotchas involved in that process.  We will also cover content conversion, moving files, and converting to PDF.

Module 5: Approval Processes

In this module, you will learn about your options when it comes to building approval processes.  There is a Flow action called Approvals, that has a lot of built in functionality.  There are also other ways that you can go about it.  Send emails, assign tasks, assign planner tasks, send email with options.  These various ways will be discussed, compared, and demonstrated.  Learn about approval concepts such as dynamic multiple approvers, serial versus parallel, working with SharePoint content approval, and how to build a flow that sends overdue notifications.

Module 6: Testing & Troubleshooting

Microsoft Flow has very powerful inherent functionality when it comes to testing and troubleshooting your Flows.  In this module, you will learn what your options are, as well as the ways to test different types of Flows.  Flow history, errors, and troubleshooting will be demonstrated, as well as the details on how to catch a specific error in a flow.

Module 7: Conditions, Loops & more

This module is about conditions, loops, and some more common actions.  Conditions let you create IF THEN statements and various branches of a workflow.  Learn about the new interface for creating complex conditions, and other related concepts, such as switches and parallel branches.  With more complex workflows, it is also important to understand looping, and different types of loops, such as apply to each, and do until.  In this module, you will also learn about settings that can be configured on each action, and some useful actions such as date time, schedule, and actions that format numbers and dates.

Module 8: Variables & Expressions

When building Flows, it is important to understand how variables are used, and how to build expressions.  There are several different types of variables, and there are over twelve different actions relating to variables and other data operations.  In this module, we discuss and demonstrate these, as well as how to work with arrays (lists of things) in Flows.  The expression builder is covered, with examples of how it is used, and what the possibilities are.  You will learn how to parse JSON, work with HTML and CSV table actions, and you will see several advanced demonstrations of how to utilize all of these more complex concepts.

Printing concepts are taught in depth in this module as well.  Learn two different methods of creating a printable version of your data or form.  The first version involves composing HTML, and the second involves using a Word Template action. You'll also learn how repeating tables can be added to the printout, as well as images.

Module 9: Flow Administration

In this module, learn about Environments in the Power Platform, and how to do administration of Flows and Power Apps in your organization. Reporting and analytics are covered, as well as how to create flows and Power Apps inside of solutions.  You will also learn how to create a system account so that flows can be run as a different account other than the creator of the flow.

Power Apps with Power Automate

This last module exists in both the Power Apps and Power Automate advanced courses.  Since it covers the integration of the two, it is duplicated across them.  In this module, learn how to create a button in a Power App to trigger a flow, and how to create parameters in the flow that retrieve data from the Power App.  We also cover how to set the flow up to send data back to the Power App after the button is pushed.

What you get

Here is a list of everything that is included when you purchase this class

  • 2 days of class, interactive online.

  • Class lab files to work through each day

  • A recording of the class available to you for one month

  • Quizzes in each of the ten modules

  • A completion certificate

  • Earn coins to spend in our point store

Countdown to the next class

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Your Instructor

Microsoft MVP Laura Rogers

Laura Rogers is a SharePoint, Teams, Power Apps & Power Automate expert, speaker, author and educator. She is well-versed in helping organizations make the most of their SharePoint business processes using Power Apps and Power Automate flows. Laura’s technical expertise also includes over 18 years of experience working with Microsoft’s messaging and collaboration systems. She has been named a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for the past twelve years. She has contributed to several books on SharePoint over the past eleven years. You can read more about Laura’s experiences on her blog, www.wonderlaura.com, and follow her on twitter: @WonderLaura

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