Pro Microsoft Power Platform: Solution Building for the Citizen Developer

Pro Microsoft Power Platform: Solution Building for the Citizen Developer
PDF, ePUB
  • eBook:
    Pro Microsoft Power Platform: Solution Building for the Citizen Developer
  • Author:
    Mitchell Pearson, Brian Knight, Devin Knight, Manuel Quintana
  • Edition:
    1 edition
  • Categories:
  • Data:
    November 3, 2020
  • ISBN:
    1484260074
  • ISBN-13:
    9781484260074
  • Language:
    English
  • Pages:
    419 pages
  • Format:
    PDF, ePUB

Book Description
Become a self-sufficient citizen developer by learning the tools within the Microsoft Power Platform and how they can be used together to drive change and multiply your productivity. Learn about PowerApps for building applications, Power Automate for automating business processes across those applications, and Power BI for analyzing results and communicating business intelligence through compelling visuals. By understanding the purpose and capabilities of these tools, you will be able to enhance your organization’s visibility into key areas and make informed business decisions in a timely matter. 

This book is divided into four parts and begins in Part I by showing you how to build applications through PowerApps. You will learn about screens and controls, application sharing and administration, and how to make your applications accessible from mobile devices such as phones and tablets. Part II is about creating workflows using Power Automate that implement business logic across your applications. Part III brings in dashboards and data analysis, showing you how to connect to a data source, cleanse the data from that source, and drive decision making through interactive reports and storytelling. Part IV brings together all the pieces by showing the integrations that are possible when all three tools are combined into a single solution.

What You Will Learn
  • Understand the need for the citizen developer in today’s business environment
  • Organize and plan the building of line-of-business applications with PowerApps solutions 
  • Replace wasteful paper processes with automated applications built in PowerApps
  • Automate workflows across processes with Power Automate
  • Communicate analytical results through visualizations and storytelling
  • Integrate PowerApps, Power Automate, and Power BI into solutions that multiply productivity
Who This Book Is For
Power users and analysts with strong Excel skills who need a more comprehensive set of tools that can better help them accomplish their vision on projects, those familiar with one of the Power Platform tools who wish to learn how all three can fit together, and those who are seen as as “rogue IT” problem solvers who get things done when others have tried but failed

Content

Part I: Building Line of Business Applications with Power Apps
Chapter 1: Introduction to Power Apps
Chapter 2: Building Your First Power App
Chapter 3: Exploring Power Apps Screens and Controls
Chapter 4: Working with Power Apps Expressions
Chapter 5: Leveraging Variables and Collections
Chapter 6: Securing and Sharing Apps
Chapter 7: Managing Power Apps
Chapter 8: Common Data Services and Model-Driven Apps

Part II: Task Automation with Power Automate
Chapter 9: Introduction to Power Automate
Chapter 10: Building Your First Flow
Chapter 11: Exploring Different Trigger Types
Chapter 12: Working with Flow Expressions
Chapter 13: Building Conditional Flows
Chapter 14: Designing Approval Flows
Chapter 15: Administering Power Automate

Part III: Dashboards, Reporting, and Analytics with Power BI
Chapter 16: Introduction to Power BI
Chapter 17: Connecting to Data
Chapter 18: Defining Data Cleansing Business Rules with the Power Query Editor
Chapter 19: Data Model Design
Chapter 20: Extending Your Data Model with DAX Calculations
Chapter 21: Report Writing Basics
Chapter 22: Designing Interactive Reports
Chapter 23: Data Storytelling with Power BI
Chapter 24: Sharing Power BI Solutions
Chapter 25: Administering Power BI

Part IV: Integrating the Power Platform Tools Together
Chapter 26: Power Platform Integration in Power Apps
Chapter 27: Power Platform Integration in Power Automate
Chapter 28: Power Platform Integration in Power BI
Chapter 29: Designing a Fully Integrated Power Platform Solution

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