Understanding Power Platform
Power Platform Administration and Security
The course is part of this learning path
This course is specifically designed to give you an understanding of what Microsoft Power Platform is and what kind of business value it can provide you and your organization.
- Explain each application, what it does, and when to use which given a situation
- 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
This course is for anyone who wants to understand the core components within the Power Platform and who wants additional insight into how their data connects within it.
To get the most out of this course you should already have a basic understanding of Power Platform.
One of the main security features is built directly into the Microsoft Dataverse, as any user accessing data through the dataverse is authenticated through Azure Active Directory. This allows Azure AD to verify user permission to view data stored in the dataverse database and works on a data level meaning that no matter where that data is being accessed if a user isn’t validated then they cannot see the data.
You can also create environments within a Dataverse to add more security options to your data. These environments can act as security boundaries and allow for different security options to be implemented in each environment.
Microsoft also offers national, regional, global, and industry-specific compliance offerings to protect your data. Since Power Platform has so many connectors to outside data sources it is important to understand Data Loss Prevention and the care you can take within to ensure that your data is safe. From within the Power Platform admin center you can create these policies and provide connectors with one of 3 different classifications, Business, None-business, and blocked.
A Business classification allows connectors to be used for sensitive business data. Connectors that are classified as business cannot share data with connectors classified as non-business or blocked. A Non-business connector as you may have guessed is for non-business data such as personal use data. Like the business connectors, Non-business classification also restricts data sharing to other connectors also classified as non-business. And finally, blocked means that the connector cannot be used anywhere the policy has been applied. Each of these classifications can be used in conjunction to make sure that you data is being protected across all of the Power Platform.
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.