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2-day module designed for AHR

Abstract and Learning Objectives

iSystems proposes a two-day lab to introduce this technology to AHR.  This is a beginner level lab to get hands on experience with the Microsoft Power Platform technologies – Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, and Common Data Service. The lab includes step-by-step instructions for someone new to these technologies to build a device ordering solution within a day. Technologies covered:

  • Power Apps: A software as a service application platform that enables power users in line of business roles to easily build and deploy custom business apps. You will learn how to build Canvas and Model-driven style of apps.

  • Common Data Service (CDS): Make it easier to bring your data together and quickly create powerful apps using a compliant and scalable data service and app platform that’s integrated into Power Apps.

  • Power Automate: A business service for line of business specialists and IT pros to build automated workflows intuitively.

  • Power BI: Self-service business intelligence capabilities, where end users can create reports and dashboards by themselves, without having to depend on information technology staff or database administrators.

Lab Structure and Learning Objectives

Our training lab is divided into four modules.


1-Power Apps Canvas App Lab Manual:

Basic concepts involved in building Power Apps Canvas apps. 

  • Connect to data sources and filter results based on specified criteria

  • Work with screens and navigation

  • Use controls, properties, formulas and actions to customize the user experience

  • Display the logged in user’s name

  • Configure app settings

  • Save and share an app

  • Run an app on a mobile device


2-Common Data Service Lab Manual:

Introduction to the Common Data Service (CDS). You will learn how to:

  • Create and customize a custom entity

  • Use the Form control

  • Save data into the Common Data Service using the Form control


3-Power Apps Model-driven App Lab Manual:

Introduction to building Model-driven Power Apps. You will learn how to: Power Apps App in a Day Overview and pre-requisites

  • Create a standalone Model-driven app.

  • Customize forms for the Model-driven app

  • Use a Business Process Flow to guide users through a process


4-Power Automate Lab Manual:

Introduces you to Power Automate. You will learn how to:

  • Create a flow that is triggered when a new Common Data Service record is created

  • Automate sending approval requests

  • Customize the approval based on the CDS record

  • Use the Approval center

5-Power BI:

Introduces you to Power BI. You will learn how to:

  • Connect Power BI to the Common Data Service

  • Transform CDS data for use in visualizations

  • Create visualizations on the CDS data

  • Combine CDS data with other data sources

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