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How cOOL would it be if you could say this to a friend ...
"Last week, I built a vacation booking app in the Power Platform and now I'm going to get a job with it!"?
From: Mark Jones, Collab365
Where: Telford, UK
That's exactly what one of our previous Challengers, Steven Walther, would've said. And he got a new job... more on that below.
What does the "5-Day Power Platform Challenge" mean for you....?
For everyone it's different...
For some of you, you already know that the Power Platform is set to explode in popularity and you want to cash in the Power Platform "Gold rush".
For others, you're in a job that you hate and you want to learn something that will give you a career you love for the next 10+ years.
You may even be a team leader and wanting to re-train your team so you can take advantage of the huge productivity savings the Power Platform offers.
Before I share the "why" behind this Challenge, let me ask you a few questions...
Can you answer "Yes" to any of these questions?
If you answered YES to ANY of those questions then I invite you to join the "Power Platform Challenge" and let's turn you into a Power Platform PRO!
When you complete the Challenge you will ...
Have gained the confidence and skills to build your own Power Platform Apps!
Here's a quick tour of what you will learn:
Leverage SharePoint to store and manage leave requests and entitlements
Learn how to explore and manipulate data in SharePoint Lists to manage your staff holiday or vacation data
SharePoint Lists can be used in many different scenarios to store the data needed to power your Power Platform solutions. In this 5-Day Challenge, you will learn how to use SharePoint to manage the leave entitlement and request data that drives the solution. You'll also learn how to create re-usable 'Content-Types' to speed up future rollout.
Work with Power Automate to glue the solution together
Power Automate provides the "Connections" in the Power Platform Solution.
Nearly all solutions can benefit from Power Automate to move data around and connect systems up. The Vacation Booking System is no different as it uses Power Automate to move data around, perform checks and trigger Approvals.
Use Power Apps to view and trigger Vacation Requests
Power Apps will be used as one of the main user interfaces for your staff to manage their requests. No code needed!
We will show you how easy it is to build a Power Apps solution with no code. Once created, staff will be able to view and request vacations and see what they have left from their entitlement.
Engage Power BI To Provide Insights
Power BI provides the ability to see not only your own requests but also for management information around current trends
Power BI is a powerful visualisation tool integrated with Microsoft 365. Once implemented, it will be easy to review requests in real time, understand what's left to take and gather a view across teams.
Please Note: This solution can either be built in a free training Tenant (we can help guide you on securing a FREE Microsoft 365 Developer Program tenant) or directly within your own Microsoft 365 Tenant.
Get Even More Experience By Using Power Virtual Agents, Planner and Teams !
The 5-Day Challenge will introduce you to even MORE Power Platform components. This will provide more insight into the wider options available within the Power Platform for your future builds.
You'll build a chatbot to provide an alternative to using the Power App for raising requests for leave.
You'll also give approvers a visual tool using Planner so they can simply drag and drop Approvals rather than replying to emails.
Finally, you'll learn how this all integrates and Pivots around Microsoft Teams as the booking 'hub'.
"Our Challenge inspires you to build your own solutions"
curious to know What You Build In The Challenge? Watch This Video...
Steven Walther took the Challenge and it's changed his life:
Restaurant Manger and now Microsoft 365 Consultant
First and foremost, I wish you well. Secondly, I would like to thank you.
Over the last week, I just left my 30+ year career in the restaurant business. I had an amazing informational interview with some amazingly talented people from Timlin in the Greater Boston (U.S.) Area. They have taken a chance on me (Canadian) as an associate engineer (consultant) for M365 and SharePoint. They are impressed with my experience with leadership, management, and customer satisfaction but also recognize my potential to learn and absorb this amazing platform.
The fact that I have taken the 5-day challenge and succeeded has emboldened them to the fact of my commitment to develop and grow in this field. I am forever grateful for the incredible manner in which all of you have created this educational experience. I have had a few weeks to digest what I have learned and have ascertained what I need to know moving forward.
I just wanted to take a moment to simply say Thank You for providing a platform for someone like myself to make a change in their career later in life but have the tools to learn and excel. For that, I will be eternally grateful. I bode all of you well, and I will be joining future challenges to learn and grow.
The Challenge is different from a self-paced course, because we're here to help you through it
Over five, fun-filled days packed with practical learning, you will complete nine modules covering seven services in or closely aligned to the Power Platform. Each day we will support you by posting daily bonus tips to complement the learning modules. We're also on hand in your private Cohort space (in the Collab365 Academy) to answer any questions.
Do YOU Accept the Challenge?
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We want you to succeed, so we're going to incentivise you with all of this ...
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Immediate access to our full training archive
We've packed an amazing amount of content into your subscription and the best part is it will keep growing. You can access Workshops, Challenges, Playbooks, Courses, Ebooks, Conference Sessions & Solutions Days
A thriving and supportive community full of people who are making it happen!
Our community is built on top of Circle, a leading community platform that our members love. It's bustling with thousands of members, and we also enjoy regular updates from the Circle Team. (It's much better than Facebook).
Live Q&A's hosted by Collab365 Coaches
Our Collab365 Coaches run live events so to get together using Circle's meeting facilities. If you have a burning question for the panel or would like to be on the panel, anything is possible!
Live half-Day workshops presented by Microsoft 365 experts
Workshops have fast become the event we're famous for. We invite leading experts to spend half a day with you to go deep on a particular subject. Bring your notepad and questions as they're always full of chat and questions from attendees!
Virtual Conferences so you can dedicate a day to catch-up skills quickly!
We produced and delivered the first 24-hour virtual conference for SharePoint in 2014. Since then, we've produced over 20 online conferences and are planning to do more.
As a Collab365 Platinum Member, we help you at every stage of your learning Journey
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JumpStart Challenges and Foundation Courses
Our JumpStart Challenges assume you are an absolute beginner and guide you step-by-step. All you need to do is follow along and build something real-world. Our Foundation Courses are short and to the point and give you a high-level intro to Microsoft 365.
5-Day Power Platform Challenge!
As a Collab365 Platinum Member you also get to take the 5-Day Power Platform Challenge as described on this page. You will love it!
You can also enjoy half-day beginner-level Workshops on Power Apps, Power Automate x 2 and Power BI. These were presented in 2022 and can be watched on-demand within the Collab365 Academy.
Beginner-level Conference Sessions
We've run ten large virtual summits and have made all 318 recordings for you, which is over 200 hours. You will find many entry-level sessions within that library to help you learn.
Finally, we maintain a suite of beginner-level ebooks covering the Power Platform, Teams and SharePoint.
We already have 21 half-day Workshops and many of them teach more advanced concepts such as Paul Storks Advanced Power Apps and Power Automate Workshops.
We've run 2 Solutions days that saw experts teach you how to build solutions on top of Microsoft 365. These are suitable for people who are already aware of the Power Platform.
318 Conference Sessions
We've ran 10 large virtual summits and have made all 318 recordings to you which is over 200 hours. Within that library you will find many entry-level sessions to help you learn.
Finally, we maintain a suite of ebooks covering the Power Platform, Teams and SharePoint.
As a Collab365 Platinum Member, you get immediate access to ALL of these Workshops & Events!
Are you ready to master Microsoft Teams and unleash its full potential? Join Teams Takeover and get access to four workshops, an expert-led intro, watch parties, quizzes, and more. You’ll learn how to optimize work processes, streamline workflows, boost productivity, and enhance collaboration with Teams and other Microsoft tools. Don’t miss this chance to level up your skills and join a fun community of learners! ...
Do you want to learn how to use Solutions to streamline your app management and deployment in the Power Platform? Watch this workshop and discover how to leverage Solutions, Connection References, Environment Variables, and more. You’ll get expert guidance from Paul, a Microsoft MVP, and practice using a Sample Solution Package. Don’t miss this opportunity to improve your Application Lifecycle Management skills and speed up your development process! ...
In this Workshop by Mark Stokes, you will not only learn how to build a Change Management solution on the Power Platform, and you will gain new skills to apply to other solutions. ...
"Ok, as a Collab365 Platinum Member I can see I get a LOT of training, but, what's it like to take part in the Power Platform Challenge?"
When you attend the Challenge you can expect a next-generation training experience. We know it's really hard to complete a course when you're left alone. Our challenges are fun, cleverly-paced and also give you a degree of accountability ... so you succeed!
See what some of our previous Challengers thought of the Challenge experience...
Power Platform Challenge
I am forever grateful for the incredible way you have created this educational experience. I have had a few weeks to digest what I have learned and have ascertained what I need to know moving forward. I just wanted to take a moment to simply say Thank You for providing a platform for someone like myself to make a change in their career later in life but have the tools to learn and excel. For that, I will be eternally grateful.
Power Platform Challenge
I took the 5-day Challenge to explore the Power Platform's full potential quickly. In addition, I loved the idea that I would build something real-world that taught me all of the significant services. The Challenge was nicely paced, with tasks to do each day, and I loved the idea that Collab365 were on hand to support me.
Power Platform Challenge
The Challenge has been a great experience, and I liked being able to work with people on a more direct level, The back and forth within the 5-Day Challenge is key to moving ahead. That's not something I've seen in other workshops.
Power Platform Challenge
I’m about halfway through this week of the challenge and would highly recommend it to anyone who’s interested in the “Power Tools.” Group discussion each morning, build a real Power Platform solution, earn badges, and get your questions answered by the experts in the field! One of the best learning experiences I’ve had :-)
Power Platform Challenge
I just earned my Credly certificate for the Power Platform. I had to say the five-day challenge was a fantastic journey for me. I looked at each one of the Power Platform modules separately. So one of my learning goals was to see how they would work together. This challenge did just that, but not just by talking about it instead, the week was spent building a usable application and enhancing it to see how each of those interactions.
Even though the course was great. The main difference was in the approach to learning, having that daily start time with cohorts and coaches that held me accountable and engaged for the week. And by participating in those discussion groups and earning badges, I was motivated to Excel at each day's assignment.
So congratulations on building this excellent platform. I know I'll certainly be signing up for other challenges in the future.
Power Platform Challenge
I didn't know anything about the Power Platform before I started. But by the end of it, I built the vacation-booking app!
It was great because we had all of the modules and support from the coaches in the Collab365 Academy. The one-to-one support we received was brilliant. I was on there, and the Coaches were active all the time and responded to me in minutes.
The Challenge made it feel like everybody on the course was all in it together and had a bit of a competitive element. It motivated me because I wanted the Solutioneer of the day badge.
And I was surprised at how quickly I got the work done each day because I was motivated and wanted to get it done. It was a brilliant week, and I would recommend it to anybody that wants to do it.
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Still on-the fence? The Power Platform us one the hottest set of skills on the planet to learn!
Did you know there's a massive demand for a set of Microsoft technologies called the ...
In fact, there's an ENORMOUS shift happening in the industry right now.
Businesses can't find enough people who can write code for them, so they're turning to the Power Platform, which doesn't require you to write a single line of code.
Microsoft estimates that we will need to create 450 million new apps using the Power Platform, so this is a BIG Problem that you can help solve.
The Power Platform consists of 3 major products:
Check out these Google Trends for each of the products:
The BEST part about the Power Platform is that you DO NOT have to write any code.
All four products are easy to use and allow you to drag and drop widgets onto screens.
The Power Platform is also very EASY to learn.
In fact, both of my daughters (one still at school) built a vacation-booking app (in the Power Platform) with no previous experience.
Although it's easy to learn, the challenge is knowing WHERE to start and HOW to learn it.
That's why we've put together our Power Platform Beginners bundle that will get you started in all 3 services.
We also realise it's tough to learn if you do it alone with no support.
There's never been a better time to learn the Power Platform and become a highly-paid, no-code developer.
"At Microsoft, a simple run of the numbers on how many apps will be built in the next five years shows how critical low-code and no-code software will become. Microsoft expects 500 million new apps to be built in the next half decade, which is more than all the apps built in the last 40 years.
“If that’s true, 450 million have to be built with a low-code tool,” said Charles Lamanna, corporate vice president of the citizen applications platform at Microsoft. “There are not enough humans to code fast enough to build that many. Professional developers should focus on harder challenges than another expense submission form or approval form.”?
Source: CNBC News
Build It. Learn It. Use It. Enhance It.
Now compare an online course with a "5-Day Challenge" where you follow along and see the working solution unfold before your very own eyes:
Do you fail to complete or get bored with online courses?
At Collab365, we believe that you can't just learn Power Apps and hope for the best.
You must have a grasp of all the other pieces required to make bullet-proof solutions that will put a permanent smile across your boss's face.
We also believe that many of us prefer to learn by "doing".
So if you're a prolific buyer of online courses but never get past "Module 1", you're not alone.
Often concepts get boring fast. New ideas overwhelm and are easily forgotten. Online self-paced courses require dedication to complete, and many don't even get started.
With our B.L.U.E method and this 5-Day challenge, we believe we have the right recipe to keep you engaged and above all learning at the right pace.
You'll be encouraged to not only learn, but also get creative and win a 'Solutioneer' award.
At the end, you will have a working product that isn't just a collection of concepts, it will be a fully fledged Power Platform solution you can publish and roll out to your team.
We're so confident you will complete the course - and love it - we are throwing in a free Credly certificate when you "Graduate" to celebrate your achievement.
Meet Your Challenge Team ...
Jon is one of the 5-Day Challenge support coaches at Collab365. He's been working with the Power Platform for some time now and has learned first hand how this challenge works by building the solution himself
Connor is one of the 5-Day Challenge Support coaches. He and Jon work alongside each other to support you, as well as help you stay engaged and motivated right until the end. 2 years into his learning of the Power Platform so teaches in terms that beginners will understand.
Matt Weston MVP
Matt will take you step by step through the whole process of building your solution.
From the why, to the how, he will be your guide and has written the eBooks that support the challenge
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