Microsoft AppSource
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This course takes you through Power Platform, giving you an understanding of what Microsoft Power Platform is and what kind of value it can provide you and your organization. 

Learning Objectives

  • Explain each application, what it does, and when to use them
  • Understand how Power Platform communications with other Microsoft products 
  • Understand administrative tasks and determine from which admin center they can be accessed
  • Define data loss prevention policies and understand security options within Power Platform 

Intended Audience

  • Users looking to learn about the core components of Power Platform and additional insight into how their data connects within it


  • No prior knowledge of Microsoft Power Platform is required

Microsoft AppSource is an online app store full of apps built for Azure, Dynamics 365, Microsoft 365, Power Platform, and more. Organizations can search through a wide range of categories each with apps tailor-made for different needs. The nice thing about AppSource is that organizations have the ability to test drive applications in ah a demo environment to determine if it will fit their specific needs. They can also request a free trial of an app if they want to see how it will work within their own environment. 

Once an organization wishes to purchase an app, they simply need to navigate to the AppSource page and purchase the application from there. And as I mentioned in the last lecture, the Microsoft 365 Admin Center is where you manage purchases and licenses, and this applies to AppSource purchases as well. All apps purchased through the AppSource store can also be managed through the Microsoft 365 Admin Center. Let's take a quick look at the store just to get an understanding about what it looks like and how it works.

As you can see here, this is the Microsoft AppSource store. I can sort by categories, industries, or products. But if I wanted to find an application for sales or maybe retail, I can simply come on down to the sales category, click here, and it will bring me to a list of applications that were pre-built for sales. If I wanted to install or purchase one of these applications, we can go through and see Salesforce, HubSpot Sales, and simply click on the free trial or get it now option. We'll go ahead and try the HubSpot Sales. It brings the page right here asking me to confirm the details. I'll get it now, and once I click here, it will actually bring me into the Microsoft 365 Admin Center to deal with the licensing.


About the Author
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Lee has spent most of his professional career learning as much as he could about PC hardware and software while working as a PC technician with Microsoft. Once covid hit, he moved into a customer training role with the goal to get as many people prepared for remote work as possible using Microsoft 365. Being both Microsoft 365 certified and a self-proclaimed Microsoft Teams expert, Lee continues to expand his knowledge by working through the wide range of Microsoft certifications.