What are Managed Environments?

Managed Environments provide administrators with a range of features and insights that enhance their control over the Power Platform. By enabling Managed Environments, administrators can receive weekly analytics reports via email, which include information about top apps, most impactful makers, and inactive resources that can be safely cleaned up. This allows administrators to optimize resource usage and ensure a more efficient environment.

Weekly Digest

One of the key features of Managed Environments is the weekly digest, which provides system administrators with valuable analytics about their environment. The digest includes information on the top apps, most impactful makers, and inactive resources that can be safely cleaned up. This allows administrators to identify and address any issues or inefficiencies in their environment.

Sharing Limits

Managed Environments also allow administrators to set limits on the number of users who can share canvas apps. This feature provides an added layer of control and security, ensuring that only authorized users can share apps within the environment.

Data Policies

Data policies are another important aspect of Managed Environments. Administrators can easily identify all the data policies applied to an environment, which defines the consumer connectors with which data can be shared. This ensures that data is managed in a uniform manner across the organization and minimizes the risk of unauthorized data sharing.

Solution Checker

The solution checker feature in Managed Environments allows administrators to perform a rich static analysis check on their solutions against a set of best practice rules. This helps identify any problematic patterns or issues in the solutions. After the check is completed, administrators receive a detailed report that lists the identified issues, the affected components and code, and links to documentation explaining how to resolve each issue.

How to Enable Managed Environments

Enabling Managed Environments is a straightforward process that can be done through the Power Platform admin center. Here are the steps to enable Managed Environments for an environment:

  1. In the Power Platform admin center, navigate to the “Environments” section.
  2. Select the checkmark next to the environment for which you want to enable Managed Environments.
  3. On the command bar, click on “Enable Managed Environments”. If the environment is already managed, click on “Edit Managed Environments”.
  4. Configure the settings according to your requirements.
  5. Click on “Enable” or “Save” to enable Managed Environments for the selected environment.

It’s important to note that enabling Managed Environments requires the user to have Administrator permissions, such as the role of Global administrator, Power Platform service administrator, or Dynamics 365 administrator in Azure Active Directory. Additionally, users with the Delegated Admin role or the Environment Admin security role are not allowed to change the Managed Environments property in an environment.

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