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Power Platform Summary

Microsoft Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform
In this platform overview, we set the stage for the rest of not only this course, but the other courses in the series. We learn that the Dynamics Power Platform not only offers its own first party apps, like sales and marketing, but as a platform, allows us to create our own apps and use apps created by others. The Power Platform offers a ready-to-customise user interface with several choices for automation and integration of not only other Microsoft business applications, but the full Microsoft stack. And with connectors, we could integrate with virtually any software. We started with an overview and learned about the Power Platform. You can do so many things with the platform.
You can build all of the items we see here on this slide, everything from a simple line of business application, like a small purpose, single purpose application, to end-to-end applications that take care of the entire business. In our apps overview, we received an understanding of all of the apps currently offered in the Microsoft Power platform and also saw a demonstration of a first-party application, Dynamics 365 for sales, learning that nearly all of the items we saw in the first party app can be customised and configured to meet the needs of any business model. We learned a little about the Microsoft Flow and solution model for our Power Platform.
Each of these will be covered in much greater details in additional courses in the series. From creating to configuring, we discussed many things about platform environments. The maker portals are where you can configure many of the organisation settings, whether it be for a production or trial or sandbox instance. We were able to see some of this in action with a detailed demonstration. With the super fast cadence of updates and releases having early access to features via preview is a good idea, especially as your business evolves and depends more and more on the apps we make on the Power Platform. This early access will help us better take care of our users and plan for future feature sets.
Admin settings are broadly grouped into product, business, user, permissions, email, services, and data management. These settings will impact the entire organisation. As we go through the courses in this series, I’m confident you’ll think back to the settings we shared here and continue to get a deeper understanding of what each option can do for your users. And for me, the best part is putting this new knowledge to use. We started our hands-on practises with you setting up an environment where you will continue to build on this platform throughout this course. Everything’s an app. You can create your own apps from zero. You can acquire apps from AppSource. You can add them to your own organisation.
You can do a combination of these things. Throughout this course, you will begin to understand what app is the right solution for what type of business goals. We have modules in this course to dive deeper into both model driven apps and Canvas apps. We will learn about the data side of a model driven app and the pixel perfect design available in a Canvas app. And after completing the practise exercises here, you are now an app builder. Throughout this course, we continue to build on that scenario to make a knowledge assessment application. For discovery and planning, we listen to a conversation between myself and Mark.
We spoke of the importance of open and ongoing communication with all of the stakeholders and how best to track and plan for a successful implementation. Still to come in this course will be data modelling. It’s all about the data. Without it, what type of apps would we have? Model driven apps, we will dive into details on building an app from the data side. And as I said, Canvas apps give you pixel perfect control over the user experience while interacting with the data. And then the security conversation, we’ll address both user access to data and privileges on the action a user can take with that data.

In the previous step, we learned about Discovery and Planning. In this step, we go through an overview of everything that we have learned about thus far for Dynamics Platform.

We learn that the Dynamics Power Platform not only offers its own first-party apps, like sales and marketing but as a platform allows us to create our own apps and use apps created by others.

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The Power Platform offers a ready to customize the user interface with several choices for automation and integration of not only other Microsoft business applications but the full Microsoft Stack. Can you think of a few things that can be done on the Platform?

Use the discussion area below to let us know your thoughts. Try to respond to at least one other post and once you’re happy with your contribution, click the Mark as complete button to check the Step off, then you can move to the next step which is an assessment to check your knowledge.

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