In Power Platform, solutions are utilized to transfer apps and components between environments or to apply customizations to existing apps. They include apps and other components like site maps, tables, processes, web resources, choices, flows, and more, providing implementation for application lifecycle management (ALM) in Power Apps and other Power Platform products like Power Automate. Solutions have two types – managed and unmanaged, with each having a unique lifecycle. Detailed information about solution concepts and ALM is available in the Power Platform ALM guide.
The manual tasks required of app makers working with solutions in Power Apps are also focused on. Power Apps provides users with default unmanaged solutions like Common Data Service Default Solution and Default Solution, useful in customization and in discovering all system components and configurations. However, it is recommended that app makers create a solution to manage their customizations. Managed properties are used to control customization of managed solution components in order to prevent modifications that might cause system breakdowns when imported into another environment.
If you're an app maker looking to effectively utilize Power Platform, understanding its solutions is key. With unmanaged solutions, you can enjoy a level of customization, while moving important components between environments. These solutions are critical cogs in the ALM. On the other hand, you have managed solutions, which are more about stability and control, as they prevent unauthorized modifications. Thus, according to the requirements and purpose of your app, you can choose a suitable solution and enjoy seamless functionality.
Solutions in Power Platform are used to transport apps and components from one environment to another or to apply a set of customizations to existing apps. It is important to get acquainted with the solution concepts such as two types of solutions (managed and unmanaged), solution components, lifecycle of a solution (create, update, upgrade, and patch a solution), solution publisher, and solution and solution component dependencies. Power Apps provides you with the default unmanaged solutions such as Common Data Service Default Solution and Default Solution. Managed properties help protect the solution from modifications that may cause it to break after it is imported into another environment. It is important to understand how to create, update, upgrade, and patch solutions, as well as to use managed properties to control which of your managed solution components are customizable.
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