Use PowerApps Office templates to create complex apps using Office 365 applications. In this video, Gini von Courter shows you how to create a Meeting Capture app from an Office template. This app can be used as-is, but it is customizable.
- [Instructor] Before we create an app, I'd like to show you how an app runs and I don't assume that you have recent apps. You might have no apps, these are some I created previously. Therefore, let's quickly create an app that is almost totally built out for our use already. If you scroll down, you will find the meeting capture sample template. Right here, Meeting Capture. Now, if you have lots of apps, I want to point out that we have a search box here.
So you could type in "meeting" and there it comes. Also this happens to be an Office app that was created. So if I chose "office" I would have fewer apps to look at, but I want to choose Meeting Capture. I can see some information about it. An all in one meeting capture tool that allows me to view meeting details, capture notes, and so on. It says the app stopped working. Try refreshing your browser. We can give that a go.
Go back to Home. And remember that we found that not that far down. Choose Meeting Capture again and I can simply click, Make This App because that's what I wish to do. You may be prompted to log in. Then we come to Getting things ready, a fancier hourglass. The app is downloading and note that I am in my default environment because that's where I will be able to save this particular app.
The dialog box indicates that I need to provide my permission to use my accounts for Office 365, for Outlook, OneNote for Business and for Planner. You'll just want to glance and make sure the right accounts are being used and in this case it actually has one wrong. I'm going to choose the correct account that I wish to have used because I have two different accounts for Office on this particular installation or tenant. I'm going to click Allow to give my permission and it is loading my new meeting capture application.
Here I am in PowerApps Studio. It says I can see a preview of the app, take an interactive tour to see how the app is built. That's a really interesting thing to do and after you check out the app, it's nice to be able to see that, but I'm going to skip that for right now and because I didn't check the dialog checkbox that says, "Don't show me this again," I'll have that opportunity again in the future. Now, I need to choose File and I need to Save to save my PowerApp. My settings include the app name and the icon.
The icon that's being used was chosen by somebody as this nice square box in red. If that's already used by another app, you might wish to choose a different icon or background color. There's a description here. I can check out the screen size and orientation. And I don't get to modify this. This is actually made for a form factor that is the landscape mode. So that will work in a browser, it'll work in a tablet. It may work on my phone turned sideways. Advanced settings. Preview features and so on, but what I need to do while I'm here is simply save this.
And it says, "This app will be saved" "in the environment KinetEco by default," because that's the environment, notice, that I'm in. And I'm going to save this to the cloud to PowerApps and if I wanted to, for example, say that this was from Microsoft I could do that, but this is the only meeting capture app I have. And I am now going to click Save to add it to my apps and the application has been saved.
- Signing up for PowerApps
- Creating apps based on templates
- Creating apps from scratch
- Applying themes
- Connecting and modifying data sources
- Uploading Excel data sources
- Editing text and control properties
- Adding screens
- Using PowerApps mobile apps
- Sharing apps