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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

Project Oakdale

Project Oakdale is in public preview at the time of writing; however, it is a major innovation from Microsoft, and you need to be aware of it. Project Oakdale provides the capability to create data models and canvas apps inside of Microsoft Teams. With Project Oakdale you do not need to create an app and go through the steps to install and share the app; instead, you create an app within a team and all members of the team can access the app.

To use Project Oakdale, you need to click on Apps in the bottom left-hand rail, then search for and select Power Apps. This adds the Power Apps app to the left-hand rail, as shown in the following screenshot:

Figure 19.18 – Build Power Apps inside Teams

From this page, you can create tables to store your data and create apps. There are sample apps you can deploy for common business challenges such as inspections and issue reporting.

This ability to combine with Microsoft Teams is not limited to Power Apps...