Enterprise DNA Members,
This month, we are AGAIN doubling down on our promise to provide you a brand-new platform course every month by releasing two extensive courses (≈15 hours of material!) taught by our newest Enterprise DNA Expert, Henry Habib (@Henry.Habib on the forum). The Power Apps and Power Automate Masterclasses represent a major milestone for Enterprise DNA – our first foray outside of Power BI into the broader Microsoft Power Platform. (NOTE: the Power Apps course is available now in the portal. We are making final tweaks to the Power Automate course, and it will be available in the portal Tuesday, June 1).
We believe this expansion of our training focus will be hugely beneficial to Enterprise DNA Members – allowing you to expand from creating outstanding data reports and visualizations to full-blown enterprise applications. The flexibility and nearly seamless interoperability between the Power Platform components provides almost limitless possibilities – you can embed a Power App within a Power BI report and vice versa. Same with flows you create in Power Automate.
One of the limitations of Power BI that most of us have encountered at one time or another is that it was designed as a read-only reporting tool, with no ability to write back to the original data. However, now with Power Apps users can be given the ability to modify and/or add to the base data in real time, and the addition of that data can now trigger a flow to automatically update the original report.
Recently, I was talking with EDNA Expert Jarrett Moore (@JarrettM on the forum) about how he starts every workday with an hour of gathering new data from the web and loading it into his client Power BI reports. Now, by integrating Power Automate with his reports, this can all happen automatically, saving over 6 weeks of time per year.
If you’re not yet familiar with Henry, he is a management consultant based in Toronto who focuses on building Power Platform-based enterprise applications. He loves to teach, and has a clear, concise, well-organized and easygoing style that we think you’ll really enjoy.
With the exception of Henry and Zoe Douglas (@datazoe on the forum), most of the EDNA Expert team is learning these applications right alongside of you. We obviously will continue our strong focus on Power BI, but also on our YouTube channel will begin sharing what we learn about these other exciting tools.
Enterprise DNA prides itself on creating the most valuable Power BI users in the world, and we think this expanded focus on the broader Power Platform supports this vision beautifully.
We hope you enjoy these courses, and very much look forward to you joining us on this exciting new leg of the journey. Big thanks to Henry for his extensive work in developing two such comprehensive and detailed courses.
P.S. For more information about these courses, check out this entry in the Enterprise DNA Blog.