Module 1: Power Platform Overview

Practice Lab – Set up environment


You are a functional consultant for your organization Contoso. You have been asked to prepare an environment for a proof of concept your company is building for Fabrikam.

Important Note: This lab will provide you with an actual Office 365 tenant and licenses for the Power Platform applications you will be using in this course. You will only be provided with one tenant for the practice labs in this course. The settings and actions you take within this tenant do not roll-back or reset, whereas the virtual machine you are provided with does reset each time you close the lab session. Please be aware that Office 365 is evolving all the time. The instructions in this document may be different from what you experience in your actual Office 365 tenant. It is also possible to experience a delay of several minutes before the virtual machine has network connectivity to begin the labs.

Exercise 1 - Acquire Tenant Information and Connect

Note: If you have already completed a practice recently, the virtual machine might pick up where you left off and you will not need to log in again.  In that case you can skip ahead to exercise two and resume.

Task 1 – Connect to the Power Platform administration portal

  1. On Virtual machine MB200-Dynamics_Lab, sign in as Admin with the password Pa55w.rd if you are not already logged in.

  2. Outside the VM in the online lab interface click Files and choose D365 Credentials. This will allocate an Office 365 tenant for you to use in these labs.  It will display the admin email and password for your tenant.  You should copy this information to notepad or similar for your reference.

  3. In MB200-Dynamics_Lab launch Microsoft Edge from the taskbar. By default, the browser opens Office 365. Use the D365 credentials you just acquired in the previous step to login.

  4. Navigate in the browser to the Power Platform admin portal at

Exercise 2 – Review Settings and Configure

In this exercise, you will be reviewing settings, enabling an additional currency, and enabling auditing.

Task 1 – Explore the settings

  1. Go back to and select Environments.

  2. Select your Practice environment. Click on the ellipses next to its name to expand the drop down menu and select Settings.

  3. Explore the different areas in Settings that you are interested in but do not make any changes yet.

Task 2 – Enable an additional currency

  1. Locate the Business section of the Settings and click Currencies.

  2. Click New.

  3. Click on the Currency Code lookup.

  4. Select New Zealand tara and click Add.

  5. Enter 0.61 for Currency Conversion and click Save and Close.

  6. You should now see NZD listed in your Currencies.

  7. Close the currencies tab. Do not close the Settings tab.

Task 3 – Enable auditing

  1. Locate the Audit and logs section of the Settings and click Audit settings.

  2. Locate the Start Auditing field and check the box.

  3. Click OK in the lower right corner. Close the tab.