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Microsoft PowerApps Training

Microsoft PowerApps

Course duration: 2 days


The Microsoft PowerApps course, presented in eight modules across two days, delivers an instructor-led breakdown of Microsoft PowerApps. Students will be taught how to design, test, and publish new apps that work with a variety of data sources. We will take users through a selection of well-crafted lessons to help them build new applications for their business.


After completing the Microsoft PowerApps course, students will be able to:

  • Understand when to use PowerApps.
  • Describe the components of PowerApps and their correct use.
  • Create PowerApps from existing data sources.
  • Brand PowerApps.
  • Customise PowerApps beyond just using the automated wizards.
  • Connect to a range of data sources, from Excel to Azure SQL.
  • Understand the difference between canvas apps and model-driven apps.
  • Integrate Microsoft PowerApps with other Microsoft Office 365 systems – including Teams and SharePoint Online.
  • Administer and maintain PowerApps.

Course modules

Descriptions of each of the eight modules in the Microsoft PowerApps course appear below. Click on the ‘+’ icon to display the information for each module.

Let’s get started with an introduction to Microsoft PowerApps. Traditionally, building customised solutions for a business involved using a coding language to build an application from scratch. Typically, these solutions could often only be used within the business, making external use of the application a large hurdle to overcome. With PowerApps we can now not only easily build solutions, we can also share them with users in our business. Deployment takes seconds and you could be testing your own app on your phone in no time.

This module will overview the features of Microsoft PowerApps, its benefits to a business, and the variety of ways you can build and access your apps on different devices.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe when PowerApps should be used.
  • Know how to access PowerApps.
  • Make design decisions based on PowerApps licenses.
  • Understand that there are two types of app.
  • Be able to use sample apps.

To begin our journey through the PowerApps product, we will begin by looking at some of the templates that are available to view and edit. Microsoft’s templates are a good starting point to discover what the product is capable of, and how it can be achieved. We will also take the opportunity to have a tour of the editor, so that students will be familiar with the interface they will be using over the two-day course. We will then build our first app from a static data source, showing students how to test their changes in the app instantly without the need to publish. We will also discuss how to configure your app’s settings and how to access the app once it has been saved and shared.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Build a useful app in minutes using wizards.
  • Make simple changes to existing apps.
  • Know how formulas are used in PowerApps.
  • Be able to test an app before it is shared.
  • Restore a previous version of an app in the event of a problem.
  • Use the mobile app to consume an app.

In module 3, we will look at the options available to designers that allow them to implement their business branding. Not only will this deal with aesthetics of your app, it will also introduce time-saving tips to help keep your branding consistent. We will also discuss how to embed media into your app, which can be useful if you are planning on an app that might promote video content.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Customise apps’ backgrounds with images and colour.
  • Add images and logos to an app.
  • Use times to show and hide controls.
  • Align and size controls.

By this stage in the course, we will have covered the basics of adding, editing and removing controls from our applications.

The drive behind module 4 is to provide more depth  on the categories of controls which can be used on a form. Your instructor will take you through each control and discuss its purpose and configuration. Tackling the wide selection of controls will help students recognise when to use the right control.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Use a wide range of controls to give users the best data entry experience.
  • Edit control properties.
  • Use formulas to all multiple controls to interact with each other.
  • Present information using charts.

To help maintain and view essential business information, organisations often have a diverse selection of locations to keep different types of data. This could range from databases to file storage locations. PowerApps offers connections to a wide selection of data sources. We will show students how to build their PowerApps to bring in data from a variety of sources, as well as how they can utilise the common data source, a storage location unique to PowerApps.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Connect to many data sources, including cloud and on premises.
  • Understand the financial costs of working with different data sources.
  • Understand which data sources can work with a large amount of data.
  • Display data using controls.

Modules 1 to 5 discussed how to work with the original type of PowerApps known as canvas apps. Microsoft has introduced a second type of app, known as a model-driven app. Model-driven apps involve a different development process to canvas apps. We will review this development process in module 6.

Model-driven apps can be quicker to build than canvas apps, but they are less customisable and typically have a higher cost. Knowing which type of app to use is not always a simple decision – we will show you the pros and cons of each.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the difference between a canvas app and a model-driven app.
  • Access model-driven apps.
  • Edit model-driven apps.

Microsoft PowerApps is designed to easily connect to other business systems to read and update information. In module 7, we will discuss some simple ways to integrate PowerApps with key Office 365 systems including Teams, SharePoint Online and Flow. The result is the ability to be able to use a combination of systems to create solutions for a variety of business requirements.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Know how to make PowerApps available for users via Teams and SharePoint Online.
  • Understand the benefits of using PowerApps with Flow.

In the final module for Microsoft PowerApps, we will look at how a business can manage their existing apps. This could be using analytics to to discover usage trends. We will discover how to export and import apps, so they can be reused in other locations. Finally, we will discuss how Office 365 administrators can shape the PowerApps experience with high-level settings that help ensure data segregation and security.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Identify who is using PowerApps in your organisation.
  • Prevent specific users from using the PowerApps service.
  • Reuse or move existing apps.

Target audience

The Microsoft PowerApps course has something for everyone, from beginners who wish to customise their data entry forms in SharePoint, right up to advanced users who need to use advanced formulas to deliver more bespoke actions to their apps.


$1,600.00 per attendee.

More information

Please note the following:

  • Training workshops require a minimum of six attendees, but we also run workshops across multiple customers – so we can likely still help you out if you have less than six people needing training.
  • Course costs include morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.
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