Plan a canvas app and start to build 

App Maker
Microsoft Power Platform
Power Apps
Microsoft Dataverse

It might be tempting to immediately begin building your Power Apps canvas app, but you need to complete the essential first steps in planning the app. In this module, you'll learn about those steps and how to build the simpler elements of the Expense Report app and connect it to your data.

Learning objectives

In this module, you'll:

  • Learn how to create a new app.
  • Discover how to plan your app.
  • Learn how to add and set up controls in a canvas app.


  • Basic understanding of Microsoft canvas apps and Microsoft Dataverse
  • Basic knowledge of how to build a data model