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AI Builder Use AI models to enhance your Power Automate Flow or PowerApps, for example extract values (Character recognition) from a pdf upon receiving the file in an email. Check out the MS Learn article on AI Builder here
Alm (Application Lifecycle Management) The ability to move from Dev, Test and Prod (or other defined) environments maintaining edits in a safe manner without (hopefully) breaking production. Official ALM documentation.
Actions Steps in Power Automate that follow up after a trigger, that need to be followed. You can define these actions yourself.
Blog Website containing information in different posts, often defined by categories.
Business Process Flows Defined action steps and stages to determine a business Process or follow up flows, data needed to proceed or ability to visually display process steps.
Canvas App A powerapp able to have full design privileges, integrate with Power Automate or be embedded in a Model driven app.
Cards Micro apps, holding information you can get through Power Automate or your app. Can be posted in teams as Teams adaptive card or regular card through the Card designer. Can also be made through AdaptiveCard.IO
Cloud Flow Flows that run in Power Automate Cloud (as opposed to Desktop which are RPA Flows) Different types:
- Automated Flow Runs on a trigger
- Instant Flow With the press on a button
- Scheduled Flow Could be hourly, daily, monthly etc.
Community Global gatherings of likeminded people, whether that’s through videos, blogs, forums, conferences and many more.
Creator toolkit Created by the Microsoft CAT team, with custom controls you can leverage in your apps.
Custom Pages Canvas pages that can be integrated within a Model Driven app.
CSS Cascade Style Sheets. With CSS, you can add custom fonts, colors, backgrounds, borders, and other visual effects to your Power Platform applications. Read how that works with Power Apps Portal Studio here.
Datasource Data backend which can be used to connect in your app or portal, or just to store information.
Dataverse Tables with a (custom) defined column structure, holding data which can be leveraged throughout the Power Platform. Requires security groups to be accessed.
Dax Code Programming language used by PowerBI
Dynamics365 Same logic as Model Driven apps, it offers integration using Dataverse tables with all other D365 products, and offers the full range from Sales, to Marketing, Finance, Field Service, Supply Chain, Business Central and Customer Service. Former CRM.
Environment Area within Office365 tenant which holds all flows, solutions and apps.
ERD Entity Relationship Diagram Entity Relationship Diagrams map out the relationships needed within your data model structure. It can be very useful when designing or architecting a solution for a client.
Forms Page used for displaying or inputting information, different forms can be created for different audiences
Flow Workflow created by Power Automate, formerly named as such.
Low Code (No Code) Build apps and automations without any prior coding knowledge. The Power Platform offers an intuitive way to directly tell a button or form (or gallery, or image etc etc) what to do without needing to dive into a programming language such as C#, HTML, CSS. It uses PowerFX.
M Language Coding language used by the Power Query editor. Used for Excel, Powerbi, PowerApps, Power Automate, SQL, Azure Data factory, and Dynamics365 CE. Official documentation.
Managed solution An export of your solution locked so it cannot be edited. Required for ALM (moving from one environment to the other)
Memes Not mandatory, but often found in slides, tweets or even on this website.
Certificates you can achieve that display your level of skill for that subject. Fundamentals are always valid, Associate or Expert need to be renewed every year. Renewal takes place only and is eligible to take 6 months before your expiration date.
Microsoft Learn Microsoft Learn offers challenges, learn paths and other resources to help you upskill or get Microsoft Exam certificates.
Model Driven App Data driven Powerapp, possibility to include Business Process Flows, custom pages and forms and views. Only Dataverse can be used as a DataSource (or Virtual Tables)
MVP (Microsoft award) Most Valuable Professional. Non-Microsoft employee, awarded for their work in the technical community, given in the form of a MVP Award. Official explanation: The MVP Award is a global program of recognized technology experts and community leaders who actively support technical communities through unique, innovative, and consistent knowledge sharing.
Office365 Office365 is a subscription-based online suite of software and services offered by Microsoft that allows users to access popular office tools such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook on the cloud. It also provides tools for online communication, collaboration, file storage, and sharing.
Pipelines Power Platform Pipelines provide low-code access to ALM processes without the need for Azure Dev Ops. Move solutions, environment variables, connections or connection references. (Data within Dataverse tables not included)
Plugins Extensions of code, changing the behavior of an app
Power Automate. Create workflows that use triggers and actions to follow a pre-defined path. (I.e. email me when an item gets added, or post to teams)
PowerBI Reporting tool using DAX code, able to read from many connectors and data sources to create reports, dashboards and datasets.
PowerFX Programming language used by the Power Platform. It’s a general-purpose, strong-typed, declarative, and functional programming language. Official post here.
Power Pages (formerly Portal) Create an external webpage, similar to SharePoint, but can be viewed by external clients. Official documentation,
Power Platform Admin Portal Full management portal for your entire Office/Power Platform infrastructure. Click here for more information.
Power Query It’s a tool with which you’re able to transform data before using it in Powerbi, Excel or in a Dataset/DataFlow. It uses M Language. Official documentation.
Relationship types You can relate data to each other, linking data tables to show other records. This can be done in Dataverse, PowerBI,through lookup tables in SharePoint or other scenarios.
- One-to-One (1:1) One record from a source, matches one record from the other source. For example, one product ID, matches one product in the other table.
- One-To-Many (1:N) One record from a source, matches many (multiple) records from the other source. For example, one product ID, matches multiple products from the other table.
- Many-to-One (N:1) Many records from a source, match one record from the other source. For example, many product ID’s, match with a single product from the other table. -Many-To-Many (N:N) Many records from a source, match many records from the other source. For example, many product ID’s, match many products from the other table.
Ribbon Workbench Add-on you can install to customize the ribbon in Dynamics365 or a Model Driven app. Official: The Ribbon Workbench was written to originally to avoid the time consuming task of editing RibbonDiff Xml. Since Dynamics CRM 2011 it has been used by tens of thousands of users to save time and effort on their Dynamics 365/CRM projects. Site.
RPA or Desktop Flow Robotic Process Automation, usually created through Power Automate Desktop (or internal RPA processes) Workflows that can mimic human actions, such as opening a local application and performing actions.
Security Groups A security group can be created to determine access to a table (dataverse), business process flow, ability to add attachments and many more. In the Power Platform Admin portal, an Azure AD group can also be added to have access to the security group.
Solution A type of folder in an environment, holding your apps, flows, plugins or anything else pertaining to your design.
Trigger A way to start a Power Automate flow. You can select what ’triggers’ the flow to start.
Twitter Online social platform, using Hashtags to define subjects and make it easier to search.
For the Power Platform search for example for the following:
#Mvpbuzz - Used by MVPs to chat on MVP events, chatter or announcements amongst MVP’s. #communityluv and #communityrocks - Used by the Power Platform Community to share information #PowerPlatformConnects - Be seen by Hugo Bernier and David Warner to feature your content on their Power Platform Connections show. #Sharingiscaring - Used to share information
Unmanaged layer A portion within a managed solution which holds edits, can prevent your app from fully working or edits becoming visible. Needs to be removed in a managed solution.
Unmanaged solution An export from a solution able to be fully edited, only used from one dev environment to another, or import to leverage.
Virtual Agents Chatbots that can be programmed to provide specified FAQ information.
Views Overview of data consisting of short summary’s, making the item clickable to it opens a form to display the full information (or how else defined)
Virtual Tables A virtual Entity or connector, possible to map Dataverse to an existing SQL, Excel or SharePoint list without the need for data migration. (And so, leverage them in a Model Driven App)
XRM toolkit External created toolkit (by Tanguy Touzard) in which you can leverage the variety of tools and plugins in a model driven app, Dataverse or Dynamics365 environment. Official site