Technology is difficult, you cannot build a solution without being a full techie”, have you been told such things?
If not, are you someone who is keen to learn and turn their ideas into reality? Welcome to this blog, where I introduce you to Microsoft Power Platform.
Tech seemed difficult to me, until 2020, when I got introduced to Power Platform for the first time and since then there has been no turning back. I kept learning from MS Learn and after 6 months, I was so skilled that I was called for numerous opportunities in big companies, who were expanding their Power Platform team.
Let’s move forward and get introduced to Power Platform and low code no code opportunity for educators and students.
Microsoft Power Platform is a set of applications that helps you build solutions, automate processes, analyse data, build a virtual agent and more. Having built multiple apps that solves some real-life problems, made me realise about the enormous capabilities of Power Platform.
It has four components:
I have got you covered! Will show how you can build an app with something as complicated as ‘Mixed Reality’ in 8 simple steps.
Step 1: Sign in to PowerApps.
Step 2: From Create option in the left pane, create a Blank app.
Step 3: From the File menu, go to Settings, then Advanced Settings, scroll down to the Mixed Reality option and toggle the on the switch.
Note: Mixed reality gives us 3 options:
Step 4: This step includes defining where the 3D content is stored. For a 3D image, the extension should be ‘.glb’. I had my image file in GitHub ‘https://github.com/Haimantika/PowerPlatform/blob/master/PowerApps/chair.glb’ changed it to‘https://raw.githubusercontent.com./Haimantika/PowerPlatform/master/PowerApps/chair.glb’ . Removed blob/ changed github.com to raw.githubusercontecnt.com. You can keep your content at other places as well, go ahead to know more about it from Microsoft docs.
Step 5: From Insert option select Media and then View 3D objects.
Step 6: In Properties in the right pane enter your 3D data link in Source option. To view, the object in MR choose View in MR option under Mixed Reality in Insert menu.
Step 7: To view your 3D object in real life choose View in MR and add the link of your 3D content to the Source field and shown in the picture below.
Step 8: To Measure in MR you can follow the same steps as mentioned above, add text fields to it, so that the dimensions measured will be recorded.
Working demo of the app:
And, that’s a wrap! Hope you had equal fun learning about it, as I had building it. I have learned about this from Microsoft Docs , You can find 3D pictures online and change it to .glb format.
Join me on 14th August, from 11:00 am Singapore PowerPlatform User Group, to learn about Power Fx: an open-source formula language for low code that is based on Microsoft Excel.
While we see Power Platform as a tool to mainly solve business problems, I went ahead and built solutions that solves some local problems. Two of my favorites which I will be sharing more details about how I built them are:
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