• Dates

    This class will be held as interactive online from January 4-6, 2020, at your convenience each day. See below for more logistics.

  • Description

    Are you a SharePoint Power User or form and workflow creator? In this three day class, you will obtain the skills necessary for implementing Power Apps, to increase your organization's productivity.

  • Audience

    Office 365 & SharePoint power users, InfoPath designers, Access Web App designers, form creators, developers, Microsoft 365 power users

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.

Course Curriculum

Would you like to upgrade your skill level to the newest Microsoft technologies?  Microsoft's Power Apps provides the latest cutting edge method for creating solutions ranging from simple custom forms to full applications.  In this three day class, you will obtain the skills necessary for implementing Power Apps, to increase your organization's productivity.  



Module 1: Getting Familiar with Power Apps

In this introductory module, the Power Apps design interface will be demonstrated and explained. This will familiarize you with the basics of navigating the interface and aid in finding the tools necessary to create successful Power Apps. You will learn the differences between canvas apps and model-driven apps, and standalone versus customized list forms.  Concepts and terminology will also be discussed to lay the foundation for advanced topics.
Topics: Examples, Possibilities, End user experience, types of Power Apps, app creation

Module 2: The Design Surface

The next step for developing Power Apps is the fundamental understanding of the various concepts in the canvas itself. Screens, controls, galleries and associated properties with each, will be taught. The knowledge from this module will allow us to begin shaping the user interface of the PowerApp.  You will also learn about error checking and testing methods.
Topics: Tabs, property panel, data panel, rules panel, screen panel, screen layouts, naming conventions for controls, app checker, monitor.

Module 3: Functions

Creating controls such as labels, input boxes, or buttons is necessary for user interaction, however, the functions behind these controls is where we are able to add productivity to our business. Functions are the pivotal tool that allows your PowerApps to be brought to life. This module will introduce the fundamental principles of functions and their syntax.
Topics: Formulas, enumerations, functions, logic, signals and named operators, syntax tips.

Module 4: Data sources / Connections

In this module, we will begin by discussing the fundamentals of data connections and the avenues available in PowerApps. The foundational concepts of data structure and viewing the data within PowerApps will also be discussed, as well as several common types of data connections in Office 365. Specifically, SharePoint, Excel, OneDrive, and Planner. User data and email connections are covered in detail and demonstrated. You will learn how to obtain data about the logged in user, such as their email address and Department, and how to send email directly from Power Apps without the need for flow.
Topics: data sources, data connections, and the difference between the two; connecting to data; intro to the Common Data Service, email, user data

Module 5: Forms and Lists

Delve into the topics of viewing, filtering, creating, and editing data using galleries, tables, and forms. This module then advances into methods of passing values (aka: parameters) across controls such as cards, buttons, for advanced form logic upon submission.  You will learn about form properties and modes, how to submit forms, how to edit or view existing data, and set up form validation. Then, form logic is covered in detail, with examples of showing and hiding fields per conditions, and even changing the mode or validation of controls per conditions.
Topics: Gallery properties, filtering/searching/sorting galleries, gallery templates, tables versus galleries, form properties, advanced functionality of cards, connecting galleries to forms, and form functions, form logic.

Module 6: Dynamic Controls and Variables

For an application to deliver increased efficiency to a user, it must possess the ability to dynamically change based on the user's input. This module will discuss the advanced use of variables, collections and logic based functions that allows the creation of an efficient and user friendly application.  You will also learn in detail, how to pass a query string parameter to Power Apps.  In this module, we also go into detail about the properties and functionalities of various types of controls, such as text boxes, combo boxes, sliders, and more.
Topics: collections, global variables, context variables, deep dive into controls, advanced functions, and using query string URLs for passing parameters, components

Module 7: Advanced SharePoint Functionality

Business requirements for solutions often become fairly complex, and form logic/rules becomes a necessity. This module starts with how to customize SharePoint list forms with PowerApps, then will dive into the depths of understanding SharePoint data as it pertains to Power Apps. This includes lookups, choice fields, people fields, and their advanced usage when implementing automation. Advanced data submission, outside of forms (patching), will be covered in detail.  You will learn about repeating tables (parent/child lists) and how to set this up in Power Apps.
Topics: customizing list forms, SharePoint data structure, complex fields, parent-child relationships in forms, delegation, and collecting / patching data.

Module 8: Curb Appeal

Once we have created the innerworkings of a PowerApp, we are faced with daunting task of visual appeal. This module will present concepts, tips, and tricks around branding your PowerApp. Apps that are professional looking and polished will help to increase user adoption.  Learn about color options, menus and navigation inside the app, how to create responsive apps, and even build animations.  Media controls, the camera control, and working with photo attachments will also be covered.
Topics: visual properties, color selecting, creating a standard menu across screens, animations, charts, and media controls.

Module 9: Publishing

Now that it's ready to go live, how do you deliver it to the intended audience? In this module, you will learn how to share and present Power Apps to end users in your organization. We will discuss publishing options, settings, versioning, and restrictions. Then, we will cover the central administration of Power Apps, such as managing the owner and user roles. The topics of analytics and environments will also be discussed.  You will also learn how to publish Power Apps directly to Microsoft Teams. The concept of Power Apps reusable Components will also be taught and demonstrated, as well as how to test and monitor app performance. 
Topics: App collaboration, sharing with end users, app settings, versioning, analytics, PowerApps admin, components, testing, and packaging & deploying.

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

  • 3 days of interactive class.

  • Class lab files to work through each day

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

  • Quizzes in each of the modules

  • A completion certificate

  • A month of access to our Power Apps knowledgebase, which contains apps to download and try

  • A coupon for $200 off of a full year of our Ultimate subscription

Pricing options

  • $400.00

    Regular price for this PowerApps interactive class (3 days)

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Reviews of this class

What did people think of this live class?

5 star rating

I wish I had taken it earlier!

Alexis Bruno

This is just what I needed to start diving into PowerApps. I've been a dedicated InfoPath creator for years and have had trouble finding the time or resource...

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This is just what I needed to start diving into PowerApps. I've been a dedicated InfoPath creator for years and have had trouble finding the time or resources for excellent training so I don't waste a ton of time (that I don't have) trying to figure it all out. I'm so excited to start creating ALL THE APPS and getting rid of those clunky and ugly InfoPath forms. Thanks Laura and Team!

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5 star rating

Best PowerApps class out there

Dave Hock

Laura is the only Microsoft MVP I know of who is focused on PowerApps. I have not seen another 4-day class out there that is dedicated to PowerApps. She's al...

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Laura is the only Microsoft MVP I know of who is focused on PowerApps. I have not seen another 4-day class out there that is dedicated to PowerApps. She's also an excellent trainer. She's very down-to-earth, seems to never get frazzled, and is not intimidating even though her knowledge and ability are impressive. She's able to convey development concepts in simple, everyday language that non-IT pros can understand. I think this class is a very good value for the money, especially considering the fact that you have access to her whole training library for a year, including your account in her tenant where your lab work is stored and a very useful PowerApps knowledge base on her site.

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5 star rating

In Depth Exploration of All Key Power Apps Functionality

William Cooper

This training course is a great way to dive into the world of PowerApps development. I have no doubt that I would have struggled to learn all these concepts ...

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This training course is a great way to dive into the world of PowerApps development. I have no doubt that I would have struggled to learn all these concepts if I had not taken this class. I feel well equipped to build my first real world PowerApp application for my O365 customer. I would STRONGLY recommend this course to anyone who wants an in depth understanding how to build solutions with PowerApps. Laura, Chris and Joelle make a great team and I really appreciate their efforts to put together this valuable course.

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5 star rating

Big Picture and even little details.

Rich Mariner

In the end it will be the little details that set your work apart from someone else. Laura does an excellent job of driving those points home.

In the end it will be the little details that set your work apart from someone else. Laura does an excellent job of driving those points home.

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5 star rating

Comprehensive and Full of Tips

Trish Nicolo

5 star rating

In Depth Exploration of All Key Power Apps Functionality

William Cooper

This training course is a great way to dive into the world of PowerApps development. I have no doubt that I would have struggled to learn all these concepts ...

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This training course is a great way to dive into the world of PowerApps development. I have no doubt that I would have struggled to learn all these concepts if I had not taken this class. I feel well equipped to build my first real world PowerApp application for my O365 customer. I would STRONGLY recommend this course to anyone who wants an in depth understanding how to build solutions with PowerApps. Laura, Chris and Joelle make a great team and I really appreciate their efforts to put together this valuable course.

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5 star rating

Great Class

Joe Fischer

The four days were filled with lots of useful information. Now I have to figure out how to get all the info into my own world :)

The four days were filled with lots of useful information. Now I have to figure out how to get all the info into my own world :)

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5 star rating

Very good!

Sidney Erickson

I love how you work through problems when things are not going right. Very good at teaching troubleshooting.

I love how you work through problems when things are not going right. Very good at teaching troubleshooting.

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5 star rating

PowerApps Advanced Training (Self-paced)

Denise Child

This class is excellent! I highly recommend to anyone that wants to learn powerapps.

This class is excellent! I highly recommend to anyone that wants to learn powerapps.

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Student165 Response

Becky Wheeler

Laura (and Chris), thank you for providing this course. For me, challenging, but worth the effort and knowledge in understanding these buildouts in PowerApps...

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Laura (and Chris), thank you for providing this course. For me, challenging, but worth the effort and knowledge in understanding these buildouts in PowerApps. I would highly recommend the course to those looking to further understand MS 365 apps and the solutions that come with it!

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Your Instructor

Microsoft MVP

Laura Rogers

Laura Rogers is a SharePoint, Power Apps & Power Automate expert, speaker, author and educator. She is well-versed in helping organizations make the most of their SharePoint environments using out-of-box functionalities such as workflows, forms and Web parts. Laura’s technical expertise also includes over 15 years of experience working with Microsoft’s messaging and collaboration systems. She has been named a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for the past ten years. She has contributed to several books on SharePoint over the past ten years. You can read more about Laura’s experiences on her blog, www.wonderlaura.com.

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