As I mentioned in the email, this is the beginning of the 3 lessons that cover products that aren’t on-premises products. PowerApps and Flow only exist in Office 365 so the admin center will definitely be new to you unless you’ve used it before.
The next two lessons will cover the Security & Compliance Center as well as Azure AD.
Let’s get going with PowerApps and Flow
PowerApps also has it’s own Admin Center in Office 365 now. While there isn’t a ton to administer with PowerApps, there are a few things you’ll want to take a look at.
- Environments: PowerApps, Flow and the Common Data Service (CDS) have this concept of environments. It allows you to have certain resources and settings bundled into the environment (and not allowed to cross environments). This is where you can create new environments, configure security for the environment, manage both the Apps and Flows within the environment as well as create and manage the Common Data Services Database – you only get one database per environment.
- Data policies: This is your DLP settings for PowerApps and Flow. It lets you specify various policies to apply to all environments or only specific environments. As you can connect third-party services to both PowerApps and Flow, you can set which services Business data is allowed/not allowed to be in.
- Data Integration: This allows data to flow between various aspects of Dynamics 365. This is tied more to CDS than PowerApps. I’m not even going to try to explain how this all works here, but here is the documentation from Microsoft on it!
- Tenant: User Licenses and Quota are both in the tenant settings. User Licenses allows you to download a list of active user licenses. Quota provides you with an up-to-date count of the flows run against your total amount of allowed “flow runs” per month.
So, as you may have noticed a lot of references to Flow in the PowerApps section, guess what? the Flow Admin center is the exact same as the PowerApps admin center, just with a different URL. Go figure, maybe they could have just created a single Flow and PowerApps admin center? Maybe there are most settings coming to one or the other in the future, or they wanted to have that possibility? Whatever the case in the future, this is what it is currently.
As you can see, there isn’t a lot when it comes to the admin centers of PowerApps and Flow. However, what is included, Environments, Data Policies, and Data Integrations are all important to pay attention to as an admin.