Introduction to Power Platform developer resources

Dynamics 365
Power Platform
Power Apps
Microsoft Dataverse


Effective November 2020

  • Common Data Service has been renamed to Microsoft Dataverse. Learn more.

  • Some terminology in Microsoft Dataverse has been updated. For example,entity is now table and field is now column. Learn more.

Modules will be updated soon to reflect the latest terminology.

The goal of this module is to give a broad-scoped overview of the developer experience as it relates to the Power Platform. It will cover a high-level introduction how the ecosystem is represented, with the intended audience being a software developer with limited experience in working with the Power Platform.

Learning objectives

In this module you will be able to:

  • Explain what solution components exist within the Power Platform.
  • Explain key components of Microsoft Dataverse and the Common Data Model.
  • Explain what Azure solution elements relate to the Power Platform.
  • Explain what AI Solutions exist as it relates to the Power Platform.
  • Navigate the Developer Guide successfully in support of their Power Platform development efforts.


Basic understanding of the Microsoft Power Platform, experience in software development against the Microsoft stack and Visual Studio, and experience in administering solutions in Azure is preferred.