Module 15: Manage Solutions

Practice Lab – Import and export solutions


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:

  • Export a solution

  • Import a solution

  • Test an imported solution

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 – Export and Import a Solution

In this exercise, you will export the Contoso Customer Problems solution from the Development environment and import it to the Contoso Sales environment.

Task 1 – Export Solution

In this task, you will export both a managed and an unmanaged copy of the Contoso Customer Problems solution.

  1. Navigate to

  2. Make sure you have the Development environment selected.

  3. Select Solutions.

  4. Locate and click to open the Contoso Customer Problems solution you created.

  5. Click Export and select As Managed.

  6. Save the Solution on your machine.

  7. Click Export again and select As Unmanaged.

  8. Save the solution on your machine

Task 2 – Import Solution

In this task, you will import the manage version of the Contoso Customer Problems solution to your Sales environment.

  1. Navigate to

  2. should have three environments, the Development, one with the name Org Name (default), and one with the name Org Name (onrgname). You must select the Org Name (onrgname) environment.

  3. Select Solutions.

  4. Click Import.

  5. Click Browse.

  6. Select the Managed solution you exported and click Open.

  7. Click Next.

  8. Click Import.

  9. Wait for the import to complete.

  10. Click Close.

Task 3 – Test the Imported Solution

In this task, you will test the imported solution.

  1. Select Apps. You should see the Contoso Customer Challenges application.

  2. Click to open the Contoso Customer Challenges application.

  3. My Active Accounts view should load.

  4. Click + New.

  5. Enter Test Account for Account Name and click Save.

  6. Click Related and select Problems.

  7. Click + Add New Problem.

  8. Enter Test Problem for Name, select High for Level, and click Save.