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Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant: PL-200 Exam Guide

By : Julian Sharp
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Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant: PL-200 Exam Guide

By: Julian Sharp

Overview of this book

The Power Platform Functional Consultant Associate (PL-200) exam tests and validates the practical skills of Power Platform users who are proficient in developing solutions by combining the tools in Power Platform and the Microsoft 365 ecosystem based on business needs. This certification guide offers complete, up-to-date coverage of the PL-200 exam so you can prepare effectively for the exam. Written in a clear, succinct way with self-assessment questions, exam tips, and mock exams with detailed explanations of solutions, this book covers common day-to-day activities involved in configuring Power Platform, such as managing entities, creating apps, implementing security, and managing system change. You'll also explore the role of a functional consultant in creating a data model in the Microsoft Dataverse (formerly Common Data Service). Moving ahead, you'll learn how to design the user experience and even build model-driven and canvas apps. As you progress, the book will show you how to manage automation and create chatbots. Finally, you'll understand how to display your data with Power BI and integrate Power Platform with Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams. By the end of this book, you'll be well-versed with the essential concepts and techniques required to prepare for the PL-200 certification exam.
Table of Contents (34 chapters)
Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: Microsoft Dataverse
Section 3: Power Apps
Section 4: Automation
Section 5: Power Virtual Agents
Section 6: Integrations

Publishing chatbots

Once you have built and tested your Power Virtual Agents chatbot, you must publish your chatbot so that your customers can interact with it. In this section, you will learn how to publish chatbots and add them to different channels.

Publishing a bot is straightforward. Click on Publish in the left-hand navigation pane; the portal will open the publishing page, as shown in the following screenshot:

Figure 15.4 – Publishing a chatbot

Clicking on Publish and then Publish again at the confirmation prompt will make the bot available to others.

You will need to publish the bot again if you make any changes to it.

Once you have published your chatbot, a link to a demo website will be created, where you can try the bot out yourself or allow your colleagues to test it. You can do this by copying the URL and sending it to them.

Once you are content that the bot is ready for your users or customers, you can add the bot to one or more channels.