Module 15: Manage Solutions

Practice Lab - Create publisher and solution


As a functional consultant at Contoso, you’ve been asked to help create an app that tracks customers current problems. In these practices on solutions, you will create a solution to track all your components, export and import into production, and then go through a maintenance cycle using patches to update the deployed solution. In this practice, you will be doing the following:

  • Creating a development environment

  • Creating a Contoso publisher

  • Creating a Contoso problems solution associated with the Contoso publisher

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 login 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 O365 credentials you just acquired in the previous step to login.

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

Exercise 2 – Create Solution and Publisher

In this exercise, you will create a new environment, create a new publisher, and create a new solution.

Task 1 – Create Environment

In this task, you will create a new environment.

  1. Navigate to

  2. Click New Environment.

  3. Enter Development for Name and click Create Environment.

  4. Click Create Database.

  5. Select Currency, select Language, and click Create Database.

  6. Wait for the environment to be created. The environment name will look like Development(orgxxxxx) when it is completed.

Task 2 – Create Publisher

In this task, you will create a new publisher.

  1. Navigate to

  2. In the upper right-hand corner, click on the environment selector and chose the development environment created in task 1.

  3. From the far upper right-hand corner of the command bar, click on the gear wheel icon to open the settings menu and select Advanced Customizations.

  4. Go to the Publishers section and click All Publishers.

  5. Click New.

  6. Enter Contoso for Display Name, Contoso for Name, and contoso for Prefix.

  7. Click Save and Close.

  8. Close the Publishers browser tab.

Task 3 – Create Solution

In this task, you will create a new solution.

  1. Navigate to

  2. Make sure you are in the Development environment. You can check your environment in the upper right-hand corner environment selector.

  3. Select Solutions.

  4. Click New Solution.

  5. Enter Contoso Customer Problems for Display Name.

  6. Select Contoso for Publisher.

  7. Enter 1 for Version and click Create.