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New Release: Environment Groups & Routing Available Now!
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May 16, 2024 3:27 PM

New Release: Environment Groups & Routing Available Now!

by HubSite 365 about Microsoft

Software Development Redmond, Washington

Citizen DeveloperPower PlatformM365 Release

Streamline Microsoft Power Platform management with new environment groups and routing for better governance!

Key insights


  • General Availability of environment groups and routing helps admins manage multiple environments smoothly by applying consistent policies and settings, promoting effective governance at scale.
  • Environment groups enable organization by criteria (e.g., department or project), allowing the application of six key capabilities like sharing limits for canvas apps, utilizing AI for app summaries, and best practices enforcement with solution checker.
  • Environment routing automatically guides new makers to their personal developer environments instead of the default one, preventing interference with others' work and ensuring individual workspace integrity.
  • Combining environment groups and rules, these settings come preconfigured, thereby streamlining the setup process for admins and makers alike, making this integration into Microsoft Power Platform seamless.
  • Future plans include expanding environment groups and rules, enhancing governance control, and incorporating feedback for continuous improvement throughout 2024, promising a dynamic evolution in managing environments.


Environment Groups and Routing in Microsoft Power Platform

The recent announcement regarding the General Availability of environment groups and environment routing within Microsoft Power Platform marks a significant enhancement in how administrators can manage and govern multiple environments seamlessly. This system not only simplifies the administrative burden by introducing automated processes that align with established standards but also enhances security by isolating individual work within personal developer environments.

The ability to group environments according to various operational needs (such as by department or project) and apply uniform governance policies across them has revolutionized administrative tasks, ensuring consistency and efficiency. This hierarchical management style is particularly useful for large organizations where numerous projects run concurrently, requiring a structured approach to resource and access management.

Moreover, the environmental routing aspect further simplifies workflows by automatically directing new makers to their respective personal environments, thereby preventing any accidental interference with the main operational environments. This is akin to having a personal storage space like Microsoft OneDrive, but for developing apps and solutions, safeguarding an individual's work from external access or modification without authorization.

Looking forward, the Microsoft Power Platform team is focused on not only refining these capabilities but also expanding them based on user feedback, which could introduce more flexible and powerful tools into the ecosystem. This highlights Microsoft's commitment to continual improvement and user-centric development, aiming to provide a robust platform that addresses the evolving needs of modern enterprises.

By fostering easier management and better-controlled environments, Microsoft Power Platform is paving the way for sophisticated application development and deployment, pushing the boundaries of what businesses can achieve with their digital transformation initiatives. This update is a testament to Microsoft's dedication to empowering administrators and developers by equipping them with the necessary tools to create solutions that are both innovative and secure.


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Microsoft are excited to announce the general availability of environment groups, environment routing, and new management features within Microsoft Power Platform. These tools allow administrators to effectively manage multiple environments by setting unified policies. Grouping environments helps apply important features like sharing limits for canvas apps, AI for generating summaries, and best practices enforcement with solution checkers, thus maintaining consistency and reducing manual efforts.

Environment routing enhances this system by directing new makers to personal developer environments. These are private spaces where developers can build applications without affecting the work of others, within the controlled settings of Microsoft Power Platform. This ensures that the work does not interfere and meets governance standards without manual intervention.

Additionally, Microsoft Power Platform now includes pre-configured environment settings such as sharing restrictions and solution checkers to support new developers. This integration ensures seamless adoption and minimal confusion, making administrative tasks simpler and more straightforward. Users are encouraged to provide feedback to continue improving these tools and capabilities throughout 2024.

  • Unified management through environment groups
  • Private, secure developer tools in personal environments
  • Pre-configured settings to reduce administrative overhead

People also ask

What is default environment routing?

Default Environment Routing is designed to promote optimal Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) practices by directing new users to their personal developer environments right from the start, rather than to the communal default environment. This approach enhances both the control and health of app development processes.

What is managed environment in Power Platform?

Managed environments within the Power Platform represent a collection of advanced features that provide administrators the capability to oversee the platform efficiently and effectively at a larger scale. These capabilities include improved control mechanisms, minimized administrative work, and enhanced analytical insights into the operations of the platform.

How do I change the default environment in Power Automate?

To modify the default environment in Power Automate, first sign in using your established credentials. Next, navigate by clicking on the environment selector located at the top navigation bar. After that, you have the ability to select your desired environment from the dropdown list. You can then proceed with the creation, modification, and management of your flows within this environment.

What is the power platform's default environment?

The Power Platform automatically provisions a single default environment for each tenant, which is universally accessible to all the tenant's users. As new users activate their Power Apps accounts, they are by default assigned the Maker role within this prevailing environment.



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