"ON YOUR MARKS"
"ON YOUR MARKS"
The Challenge

What is the Microsoft 365 30-day challenge?

Learn all about the challenge and how it will work. 

The Result

Find out what we have asked Connor to build by the end of the 30 days

To focus Connor's learning, we're asking him to build a 'real-world' application that will use all of the major M365 services. When it's complete, we will use it in our own Microsoft Tenant at Collaboris! 

DAY 1
DAY 1
Foundational Learning

Where to find Microsoft 365 Beginner Resources

Today, I needed to get a good concept of Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI and Microsoft Teams. For this, I watched the GlobalCon2 Beginners Day.

DAY 2
DAY 2
Foundational Learning

Using Microsoft Planner to plan my Challenge

Before I could truly "stuck in", I wanted to be able to plan out and manage my tasks. This meant I needed to learn Planner and OneNote! (Two more apps I've never used before).

DAY 3
DAY 3
Foundational Learning

How I found a SharePoint Trainer (for beginners)

I realised that SharePoint is a huge part of the solution and I needed to know it. Collaboris gave me some budget and freedom to hire on MicroJobs. This is a short post of how I have set-up 2 hours of SharePoint beginner training. 

Progress Update
DAY 4
Progress Update

My Progress Update - 1

Take a look at my video call with Fraser Beadle. We'll take a quick look at what I've been up to so far and where I'm heading.
DAY 4
DAY 4
Foundational Learning

Learning SharePoint with a MicroJobs Expert Call

As part of my 30-Day Challenge journey, I needed to learn about SharePoint. To help me gain a basic understanding I organised an Expert Call with a freelancer I found on Collab365 MicroJobs and here is what I learned.

DAY 5
DAY 4
Foundational Learning

My Collab365 MicroJobs and Expert Call In-Depth Review

My experience with Collab365 MicroJobs was superb. The site itself is well designed and easy to navigate, making finding a freelancer to help me with my SharePoint training a breeze. I have broken my review down into 8 sections, where I have shared my experience and findings throughout my MicroJobs endeavor.

Progress Update
DAY 4
Progress Update

My Progress Update - 2

We talk about my Expert Call to help learn SharePoint, this was with one of the Collab365 MicroJobs experts. We also take a look at the Prototype work I has been doing across SharePoint, Power Apps and Power Automate.
DAY 6
DAY 4
Foundational Learning

Creating SharePoint Sites and Lists

I decided to create my SharePoint site using Microsoft Teams. This was a smarter way of having everything work as I believe it will future proof my project and make integration with Microsoft Teams much easier when it comes to building that section of the application.

Day 7
DAY 4
Prototyping

Creating My First Successful Flow in Power Automate

My empty SP lists with the required columns were in place, I needed to learn how to populate them. It was time to get to grips with Power Automate, and create my very first working flow! (using 'working' ambitiously). I think it's important to point out that;- "Learning something new requires time and plenty of trial and error before something will work or become successful"
Progress Update
DAY 4
Progress Update and Demo

My Progress Update - 3

It's been a while since I updated you all on my progress with the 30-Day Challenge. I have been delayed with some other work but rest assured there is more to come! .. Watch this update to checkout my Prototype so far!

Day 8
DAY 4
Prototyping

My First Steps into Microsoft PowerApps

Before creating a finalized app ready to ship I began a prototyping stage where I could piece together a variety of screens and functionality as specified from the design specification. The design specification requires 7 screens to present the necessary information from my data sources (SharePoint lists and RSS feeds)...
TO BE CONTINUED ...
Coming soon ...
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Keep updated on Connors progress!

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