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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

Using Power Automate with Microsoft Teams

If you use Power Automate flows in your organization, you can manage your flows from within Microsoft Teams. You can add the Flow app to a tab in a channel, or to the left-hand rail, as shown in the following screenshot:

Figure 19.19 – Power Automate inside Teams

From the Flow app, you can create and monitor flows, and manage approvals.

Microsoft Teams has a connector that you can use with Power Automate. This connector has several triggers and actions that can be classified as follows:

  • Messaging: The posting of messages to a channel
  • Team management: Creation of teams and channels and management of their memberships

Common scenarios for using Power Automate with the Teams connector include the following:

  • Setting up automated replies to messages posted to a channel
  • Posting messages to a channel when a task has been added to Planner
  • Creating a channel when a record is created in the Common Data Service

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