Creating Business Applications with Microsoft 365: Techniques in Power Apps, Power Bi, Sharepoint, and Power Automate (Paperback)

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Learn how to automate processes, visualize your data, and improve productivity using Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, SharePoint, Forms, Teams, and more. This book will help you build complete solutions that often involve storing data in SharePoint, creating a front-end application in Power Apps or Forms, adding additional functionality with Power Automate, and effective reports and dashboards in Power BI.

This new edition greatly expands the focus on Power Apps, Power BI, Power Automate, and Teams, along with SharePoint and Microsoft Forms. It starts with the basics of programming and shows how to build a simple email application in .NET, HTML/JavaScript, Power Apps on its own, and Power Apps and Power Automate in combination. It then covers how to connect Power Apps to SharePoint, create an approval process in Power Automate, visualize surveys in Power BI, and create your own survey solution with the combination of a number of Microsoft 365 tools. You'll work with anextended example that shows how to use Power Apps and SharePoint together to create your own help ticketing system.

This book offers a deep dive into Power BI, including working with JSON, XML, and Yes/No data, as well as visualizing learning data and using it to detect inconsistencies between Excel files. You'll also see how to connect to Remedy and to the help system you will have created. Under author Jeffrey Rhodes's guidance, you'll delve into the Power Apps collection to learn how to avoid dreaded "delegation" issues with larger data sets. Back on applications, you will create a training class sign-up solution to only allow users to choose classes with available seats. Digging deeper into Teams, you'll learn how to send chats, posts, and "adaptive cards" from Power Automate. Rounding things out, you'll save Forms attachments to SharePoint with Power Automate, create your own "Employee Recognition" app with all of the Power Platform and Teams, add or edit weekly status reports, and learn how to create reservation and scoring applications.

After reading the book, you will be able to build powerful applications using Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, SharePoint, Forms, and Teams.

What You Will Learn

  • Create productivity-enhancing applications with Power Apps, Power Automate, SharePoint, Forms, and/or Teams
  • Transform and visualize data with Power BI to include custom columns, measures, and pivots
  • Avoid delegation issues and tackle complicated Power Apps issues like complex columns, filtering, and ForAll loops
  • Build scheduled or triggered Power Automate flows to schedule Teams Meetings, send emails, launch approvals, and much more

Who This Book Is For

Business and application developers.

About the Author

Jeffrey Rhodes is a founder and Chief Technical Officer of Platte Canyon Multimedia Software Corporation, a leader in developing commercial e-learning software. He graduated at the top of his class at the Air Force Academy, where he earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. Jeff received a master's degree in economics from the London School of Economics, which he attended under a British Marshall Scholarship. He is the author of Creating Business Applications with Office 365: Techniques in SharePoint, PowerApps, Power BI, and More, Programming for e-Learning Developers: ToolBook, Flash, JavaScript, and Silverlight, VBTrain.Net: Creating Computer and Web Based Training with Visual Basic .NET. He also co-wrote The ToolBook Companion. He lives in Colorado Springs with his wife Sue and is the proud father of his sons Derek and Michael.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781484288221
ISBN-10: 148428822X
Publisher: Apress
Publication Date: November 16th, 2022
Pages: 418
Language: English