With the introduction of Common Data Services for Apps, which leverages the same platform as Dynamics 365 for Customer engagement, PowerApps users will be able to create Common Data Service instances that you, as the Tenant or Dynamics 365 administrator, may want to control and manage.
Giving you the power to control and manage PowerApps users Common Data Service instances. If your company has multiple environments and instances, we are giving admins the ability to filter the instance list to instance types you care about, Production, Sandbox, Trial or other instance types.
The screenshot below shows an example of an admin that selected to filter ‘Production’ to see and manage instances your company is using in production. Similarly, if you want see and manage your Sandbox environments or Trial instances, then set the filter accordingly; there is no need to page through instances of multiple types.
Dynamics 365 user license SKUs have had PowerApps (and Microsoft Flow) capabilities from the start. In fact, we made them available in older Dynamics CRM online user licenses. What’s different now is that, when a PowerApps user that is writing model-driven apps creates a database under their environment, they are provisioning a Common Data Service instance that leverages the same platform as Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement. Depending on the user’s license they may be able to create a Production instance or a Trial type Common Data Service instance as indicated in the instance details. For more information on Common Data Service instance capabilities, please see Environments Overview.
We hope you find these new capabilities helpful. To stay updated with what’s new, please see What’s new for instance management.
Business Applications Platform Admin Team