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Solution Building for the Citizen Developer

Authors: Pearson, M., Knight, B., Knight, D., Quintana, M.

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  • Empowers citizen developers and power users to build applications and automate their work
  • Provides “Try It” sections in each chapter so you can practice what you have learned
  • Shows you how to combine and integrate solutions in PowerApps, Power Automate, and Power BI
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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

About the authors

Mitchell Pearson is a business intelligence consultant and the training content manager for Pragmatic Works. He has authored books on SQL Server and Power BI, and spends his time at Pragmatic Works developing new courses on business intelligence and Microsoft Azure. He has experience developing enterprise-level BI solutions using the full suite of products offered by Microsoft (SSRS, SSIS, SSAS, Power BI, and Azure). He is active in the community, running the local Power BI user group, presenting at SQL Saturday events and at PASS virtual chapters, and in giving free webinars for Pragmatic Works. 
Brian Knight is a Power Apps MVP, founder of Pragmatic Works, and co-founder of SQLServerCentral.com and JumpstartTV.com. He won the CEO of the year award given by the Jacksonville Business Journal, and Pragmatic Works has ranked up on the top growing companies in the country for many years in a row. He runs the local SQL Server user group in Jacksonville (JSSUG), is a contributing columnist for SQL Server Standard, maintains a regular column for the database website SQLServerCentral.com, and does regular webcasts at Jumpstart TV. He has co-authored and authored more than nine SQL Server books. He has spoken at conferences such as PASS, SQL Connections, and TechEd, and at many Code Camps. 
Devin Knight is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and Vice President of Training at Pragmatic Works. He is an author of eight SQL Server, Power Platform, and BI books. You can find him speaking at conferences such as the Microsoft Business Application Summit, PASS Summit, SQL Saturdays, and Code Camps. He is also a contributing member to several virtual user group chapters. Making his home in Jacksonville, FL, He contributes locally at the Jacksonville Power BI User Group.

Manuel Quintana is a training content manager at a Pragmatic Works. Previously, he was a senior manager working in the hotel industry. He joined the Pragmatic Works team in 2014 with no knowledge in the business intelligence space, but now speaks at SQL Saturdays and SQL Server user groups locally and virtually. He also teaches various BI technologies to many Fortune 500 companies on behalf of Pragmatic Works. Since 2014, he has called Jacksonville, Florida home, and before that Orlando, but he was born on the island of Puerto Rico and loves to go back and visit his family. When he is not working on creating new content for Pragmatic Works, you can probably find him playing board games or watching competitive soccer matches.

Table of contents (29 chapters)

Table of contents (29 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-6008-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $39.99
price for USA in USD
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pro Microsoft Power Platform
Book Subtitle
Solution Building for the Citizen Developer
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Mitchell Pearson, Brian Knight, Devin Knight, Manuel Quintana
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-6008-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-6008-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-6007-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 396
Number of Illustrations
250 b/w illustrations
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