# Platform Environments Overview

Microsoft Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform

In the previous step, we looked at Configure Power Platform Environments. In this step, we go through at a video discussing the Power Platform Environments.

The environment is a key component that you need to understand which is required to work in different environments as a consultant.

The easiest way to think about environments is to think of them as containers that you use to manage your data, your app, Microsoft flows that you create, even the connections and other assets that go along with them.

Next, we are going to explore Power Apps Environments.