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Suggestion to make it easier to learn PowerApps

To start with let me state that I'm a big fan of PowerApps, it brings the ability to make apps to the masses, which in turn allows us to "automate" many of the day to day tasks that are ever present in any work place.

 

Secondly thank you for the great sample Apps that help us visualise what is possible and inspire us to make apps, and they are a great learning tool, which brings me to my point.

 

For a beginner at this, the documentation while good still leaves a lot to desire and what would go a long way is if you made blogs/videos/webinars talking us through the design/build considerations and generally explain how the app was built and how certain challenges were met.

 

This would make it so much easier to learn and also expedite the process. The more of us that get to learn build apps, the bigger the momentum the larger the success for everyone, Microsoft included. It's a "win win" situation.

Status: Started

Your feedback has been heard! We are currently working on several improvements planned for release in Q2. These include site navigation and design improvements, new tutorials in Guided Learning, additional syntax examples in the knowledge base articles, weekly product blogs on topics being asked for in the forums, and in-product help text. I'm sure you'll be pleased with the end result releasing sometime in Q2, and continuing as an ongoing enhancement program.

 

Thank you for your continued feedback and support,

Audrie

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I could not agree with this more. Whereas there is a lot of documentation, it tends to be scattered around and not presented in a coherent fashion. A completed beginning to end on something more than a super simple app would be ideal. Also, I'm pretty sure some of the early documentation is already outdated as Power Apps is a dynamically evolving product. = = =
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Yep very painful.  I want to leave InfoPath behind, and I don't want to tell my clients that Nintex Forms is easier to pick up and run with.  But the sites and documentation for this is a rat's nest.  This is important for adoption and continued product success.

Flow Staff
Status changed to: Started

Your feedback has been heard! We are currently working on several improvements planned for release in Q2. These include site navigation and design improvements, new tutorials in Guided Learning, additional syntax examples in the knowledge base articles, weekly product blogs on topics being asked for in the forums, and in-product help text. I'm sure you'll be pleased with the end result releasing sometime in Q2, and continuing as an ongoing enhancement program.

 

Thank you for your continued feedback and support,

Audrie

Level 10

@Audrie-MSFT Thank you. I'm glad to see this take off in the right direction. The community blog for example is fantastic and a great learning resource. Also thank you for the many blogs you've posted yourself (By the way I had left a question for you in your Blog about Video controls).

Flow Staff

@UB400 Thank you for your complement! I'm going to respond to your blog question right now. Sorry I missed it earlier.

Audrie

Level: Powered On

Hi All,

Worth going through 

https://www.edx.org/course/developing-business-applications-power-microsoft-dat227x

 

It's still tricky, but well structured.  It even has Audrie!

Rory

 

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Flow Staff

@RoryApp Thanks so much for sharing the edx.org course. We will be revising videos (due to UI changes), and adding new ones too!

 

Please also let me know if there are topics of high importance to you. If there is interest in the community, we'll work to put out an abbreviated video immediately. Also, if you have learned special tips and tricks - please share in the Community Blog - we love to see what the community is doing with the product!

 

Hope you're enjoying your PowerApps experience!

 

Audrie

Twitter @ArtsyPowerApper

Level: Power Up

I've been to two Power-App-in-a-Day workshops at Microsoft, and completely agree that PowerApps need to be so much easier to use in order to adopt it as a replacement for InfoPath forms. It has great potential, but marketing this as something that is easy to build and requires no coding is nonsense.

 

I learned a lot in both of the workshops, but even the people presenting the materials had trouble with some of the functionality. In the second workshop I attended, we were provided with text files that contained "Excel-like formulas" to facilitate setting up the app. One of these was over 70 lines long and looked like coding to me.

Anonymous
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Hello,

 

Wondering if someone can advise me , What is the successor/replacement to the DAT227x course and exam?

 

Edit: I think I found it : https://www.edx.org/course/developing-business-applications-with-power-apps-and-microsoft-flow-0

 

Regards,

ColmC