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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 managed solutions

A managed solution can be created by importing a solution that has already been exported. Its package type must be set to Managed.

To create a managed solution, click on the Export button in any solution. Then, in the Export as column, select Managed, as shown in the following screenshot:

Figure 20.4  Exporting a managed solution

Managed solutions are used to distribute customizations. Managed solutions allow the developer to control what happens to the solution once it has been deployed and can help protect the developer's intellectual property.

Once you've imported a managed solution, the following rules apply:

  • You cannot add components to the solution.
  • You cannot remove components from the solution.
  • You cannot delete components from the solution.
  • You cannot edit the solution record.
  • You cannot export the solution.
You cannot convert an unmanaged solution into a managed solution; you can create a managed solution by exporting...