Important changes to Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power Platform predefined and imported Solution security role updates

We have made a change to predefined and imported Solution security role updates within the Power Platform. Power Platform administrators are now able to update predefined Dataverse security roles’ privileges or imported Solution security role’s privileges, and these updates will not be reverted to system settings during subsequent system/solution updates. This change allows for use of the system’s predefined security roles, such as Environment Maker and Basic User, which can be customized based on business needs. Updated predefined security roles can be reset to the default system settings by removing all the updates.

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Customer Lockbox for Microsoft Power Platform is now available for Public Preview!

We are announcing the Public Preview of Customer Lockbox for Microsoft Power Platform, which provides a new set of capabilities to help you govern Microsoft access to your data. Public Preview is available in all regions with the exception of Korea (KOR) and Norway (NO). Once these regions are enabled this message will be updated.

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Introducing Power Platform admin center Home page

We are introducing a new landing page to the Power Platform admin center. Rather than the default environments tab, which displays the list of owned environments, admins will be greeted with the newly introduced Home page.

This new landing page experience for Power Platform admin center is aligned with admin experiences across other Microsoft services.

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Microsoft 365 admin center: Tenant-level analytics for Power Automate

,Admins can use out-of-box reports to monitor usage and track inventory of Cloud Flows used for automation procedures across the organization at the tenant and environment level.
More info: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/admin/tenant-level-analytics

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Updates to Geospatial features for Power Apps

Currently, the Geospatial features in Power Apps that enable users to elevate their apps with a map and address input controls is powered by Azure Maps. Beginning on February 14, 2022, we are updating the capabilities to also leverage Bing Maps to enhance the overall experience.

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Important Information about upcoming changes to Microsoft Power Apps trial license renewals

Users that launch a Power Apps app without sufficient entitlement to run the app are prompted to start a trial. Currently, when these trials expire, users are prompted to extend their trial without any limitation to the number of times the trial may be extended. Beginning mid-January 2022, users will be limited to three (3) Power Apps trial periods.

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Upcoming change to Power Apps apps within a developer environment

Beginning mid-December, 2021, apps launched in a developer environment will begin displaying a notification that the app is running in a developer environment, and is intended for development and testing purposes.

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Important information about your Microsoft 365 Office App launcher

To help improve the app exploration and discovery experience for users, beginning mid-November 2021, the Office App Launcher, All Apps (https://office.com/apps), and app search experiences will be updated to only list relevant Dynamics 365 apps, Power Apps apps, and Azure Active Directory integrated apps.

Following this update, the Office App Launcher, All Apps, and app search experiences will only list Dynamics 365 apps, Power Apps apps, and Azure AD integrated apps that meet one of the following criteria:

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Introducing Performance Insights (preview) for Model-driven apps

Performance Insights is a self-service tool for enterprise app makers that analyzes runtime user data and provides a prioritized list of recommendations to help improve the performance of model-driven apps.

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Power Platform data loss prevention policies – New capabilities announced

Additional capabilities are being added to allow you greater control and customization of your Power Platform data loss prevention (DLP) policies:

The following DLP capabilities will be available by the end of July 2021:

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