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Digital Transformation with Dataverse for Teams

By : Srikumar Nair
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Digital Transformation with Dataverse for Teams

By: Srikumar Nair

Overview of this book

Microsoft Dataverse for Teams is a built-in, low-code data platform for Teams and enables everyone to easily build and deploy apps, flows, and intelligent chatbots using Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power Virtual Agents (PVA) embedded in Microsoft Teams. Without learning any coding language, you will be able to build apps with step-by-step explanations for setting up Teams, creating tables to store data, and leverage the data for your digital solutions. With the techniques covered in the book, you’ll be able to develop your first app with Dataverse for Teams within an hour! You’ll then learn how to automate repetitive tasks or build alerts using Power Automate and Power Virtual Agents. As you get to grips with building these digital solutions, you’ll also be able to understand when to consider upgrading from Dataverse for Teams to Dataverse, along with its advanced features. Finally, you’ll explore features for administration and governance and understand the licensing requirements of Microsoft Dataverse for Teams and PowerApps. Having acquired the skills to build and deploy an enterprise-grade digital solution, by the end of the book, you will have become a qualified citizen developer and be ready to lead a digital revolution in your organization.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Section 1: Introduction to Microsoft Dataverse for Teams
Section 2: Deep Dive into Microsoft Dataverse for Teams
Section 3: Application and Environment Life Cycle Management
Section 4: Enterprise Readiness and Licensing

Understanding Environments

In this section, we will start with a basic understanding of an environment, and the different types of environments that you will see in the Power Platform. We'll also learn how Dataverse for Teams environments are different from other types of Power Platform environments. To begin with, let's refresh what we learned about environments in Chapter 2, Exploring Microsoft Dataverse for Teams; that is, an environment is like a virtual container for all parts of the Power Platform that are logically related, dependent on the same set of data, or just co-located for business reasons. Today, in Dataverse for Teams, there is a one-to-one mapping of each Dataverse instance backing a Teams environment.

Let's also revisit the topic of the application management life cycle that we were introduced to in Chapter 5, Understanding Microsoft Dataverse, where we got to know how sandbox environments (used for development and test purposes) are a crucial element...