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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

Importing managed solutions

Managed solutions are stored differently compared to unmanaged solutions. Instead of overwriting the Default solution, the components of a managed solution are held separately, and the platform determines how to merge the default solution components with the components in any managed solution at runtime.

The import process identifies a managed solution, as shown in the following screenshot:

Figure 20.17 – Importing a managed solution

Managed solutions have many benefits, as follows:

  • Managed solutions do not need to be published once they've been imported.
  • Managed solutions can be uninstalled.
  • Version numbering is enforced.

You can uninstall a managed solution by deleting it. When you delete a managed solution, all the components that were imported with it are removed and the environment is left as it was before the solution was imported. You can think of importing a managed solution as installing a compiled software package that you can...