Understanding Administration
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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

Power Platform while being a standalone tool set with its own Admin Center, does fall under the scope of Microsoft 365. And because of this, it is important to clarify which Admin Center is best used for any given situation. Generally speaking, the Microsoft 365 Admin Center is the main administration center across your organization, and provides a broader scope of administrative tasks. Things like Advanced Threat Analytics, Intune, and the Security & Compliance Center all live within the Microsoft 365 Admin Center. However, for certification purposes, it is important to know when to use which center. The most important things to remember are that the M365 Admin Center is where you manage licensing and subscriptions across your organization as well as manage certain security options. The Power Platform Admin Center on the other hand, is specific to Power Platform apps and has nothing to do with licensing.

Rather, the Power Platform Admin Center allows you control permissions within Power Platform after being provision a license through the M365 Admin Center. Things like updating data policies, viewing Power Platform analytics, and viewing data integration across Power Platform are all examples of what you can do within the Power Platform Admin Center. It's important to note that Power Platform admins cannot manage user accounts, manage subscriptions, or access settings from Microsoft 365 apps like Microsoft Exchange or SharePoint as these permissions are restricted to the Microsoft 365 Global Admin.


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.