An Office 365 tutorial by Peter Kalmström
we have our business data in the cloud it can be reached
from everywhere via the internet, and today people work
a lot out of office, using phones, tablets and laptops.
Working from outside the office is convenient and gives
freedom to move around, but we often have to be content
with the same interface as in the PC. This is not
To use a PC interface in
a small touch screen can create issues, but Microsoft
has given a solution to the problem: the no-code development
From a user perspective, a PowerApp can
be regarded as a new view for the data that the PowerApp
is connected to.
With PowerApps, IT professionals can create apps for both
mobile and desktop devices and distribute them to users
within the organization. Office 365 users can even create
their own apps, because it is not very difficult.
PowerApps cannot only be used with Office 365. It can also
be connected to cloud services such as Dynamics CRM, Salesforce,
Dropbox and OneDrive and on-premises systems as SharePoint,
SQL Server, Oracle databases and SAP.
PowerApps are stored at web.powerapps.com, which you can
reach via the PowerApps tile in your Office 365 App Launcher.
Here you can remove or edit your PowerApps
and also create new PowerApps. As the PowerApps are stored in the personal account of the user who created them,
it is recommended to use a dedicated account for
When you create a PowerApp
from a SharePoint list, it is added automatically to the
list views. The view opens in the
web player, web.powerapps.com.
When you have PowerApps installed on a smartphone or tablet,
you will have new PowerApps among the other apps in that
In the first PowerApps demo we will not create a new
PowerApp but instead
use PowerApps to customize a
SharePoint list form. After that we show how to create
two PowerApps directly from SharePoint: for