If you don’t know how to code but want to easily build apps that solve business problems, there’s now a powerful and effective solution to help you create your own. No longer will you need to get swamped with technical details or use developer resources to create amazing apps. Now, you can use low-code solutions, like Microsoft Power Platform. The best part? Udacity is offering a free, beginner-level course to show you how.
What is Microsoft Power Platform?
Microsoft Power Platform is an app development, data analysis, automation and AI solution from Microsoft that empowers people in the tech industry who aren’t engineers — citizen developers at any level of the organization. It is a no-code platform which means that users don’t need any programming experience to use the tool.
Microsoft Power Platform has four main components:
- Power Apps – Low-code, extendable apps for web, iOS, and Android that can be built with a drag-and-drop interface.
- Power BI – Self-service analytics brought together in simple dashboards and reports, perfect for driving business insights
- Power Automate – Codeless workflow automation that integrates hundreds of apps in a matter of minutes
- AI Builder – Incorporate AI into your app using pre-built models or training your own.
Microsoft Power Platform opens up a world of possibilities, and learning how to use it is easy.
The free Microsoft Power Platform course will prepare you to solve complex business problems without having to write any code. Through hands-on projects and lectures crafted in conjunction with the Microsoft Power Platform team, you will learn how to build fully functional Android and iOS apps with Power Apps, automate repetitive tasks with Power Automate, and even harness the power of artificial intelligence (AI) using Azure AI Builder. All of this (and more) can be accomplished in as little as one month.
Specific Lessons Include:
Lesson 1: Creating your First App with Power Apps
In this lesson, you will learn about Power Apps, which is the app development tool in the Microsoft Power Platform. By the end of this lesson you’ll be able to build your own template-based apps. Walk away with a solid understanding of what Power Apps is and how it can be used.
Lesson 2: App Development
For the second lesson, you will build your own customized inventory tracking app from scratch. You will design a simple user interface, create a functional page one, and then hook up your app to a datastore, creating a fully functional app.
Lesson 3: Using Power Automate
In lesson three, you will learn about Power Automate and Flows in order to learn how to automate repetitive tasks. First, you will use triggers to begin the flow process, then you will use data connects to fully automate the task.
Lesson 4: AI Builder
For the final lesson, you will use Azure AI Builder to enhance the functionality of any app. By the end of this lesson, you will create a business card scanner and receipt scanner with the AI Builder Forms Processor, and understand how to create your own AI model.
Learning from Microsoft Power Platforms Pros
To develop this program’s world-class curriculum, we collaborated with professionals directly from Microsoft Power Platform. Each of these collaborators contributed guidance and feedback to focus the program on the most in-demand skills.
- Dona Sarkar, Dev Manager, Power Platform & Fusion Devs Advocacy, Microsoft
- Greg Hurlman, Power Platform Traditional Dev Advocate Lead, Microsoft
- Gomolemo Mohapi, Power Platform Student Dev Advocate Lead, Microsoft
- Joe Camp, Power Platform Career Switchers Advocate Lead, Microsoft
If you’re a business decision maker at any level in your organization who loves to solve complex problems with technology, this free course is just for you. By the end, you’ll have the experience you need with Microsoft Power Platform to use the tool in your everyday work. Plus, the hands-on projects in building apps, automation, and AI are perfect for a portfolio.
With Udacity’s combination of hands-on project-centric learning, mentorship, and industry-aligned careers services, there’s no better way to meet the demand than by registering today for the Microsoft Power Platform. Enroll now to learn more!