More manageable cloud flows with Dataverse solutions by default
Do you want to increase the manageability of your cloud flows and take advantage of powerful Dataverse capabilities including connection references, environment variables, the Dataverse API, role-based security, and solution-based application lifecycle management (ALM)?
The new preview of “Dataverse solutions by default” capabilities for Power Automate cloud flows provides all those capabilities and more!
A new environment setting is available to administrators that ensures that all cloud flows will be created in Dataverse and added into the Default solution, when Dataverse is available in the environment.
There are multiple ways to create cloud flows. The following table summarizes which entry points are currently supported by the switch for create in Dataverse solutions by default.
|Create a cloud flow from blank in portal||Yes|
|Create a cloud flow from template in portal||Yes|
|Create a cloud flow from Power Automate Management connector||Yes|
|Create a cloud flow from PowerShell||Yes|
|Create a cloud flow from Power Automate mobile app||Coming soon|
|Create a cloud flow from OneDrive||Coming soon|
|Create a cloud flow from SharePoint||Coming soon|
|Create a cloud flow from other integration points, such as the Excel add-in||Coming soon|
Supported entry points will create a cloud flow in Dataverse solutions by default. Unsupported entry points will fail to create any cloud flow until this support is added. We are actively working on support for the other entry points and should have that support complete in the near future. Once an environment has the switch turned on, additional entry point support will automatically be enabled as it becomes available.
This feature is off by default and must be turned on manually. To enable this feature, go to Power Platform Admin Center (PPAC), navigate to Environments > select an environment > Settings > Product > Features, scroll down to the Create in Dataverse solutions switches, and toggle on the Cloud flows switch. More information: Manage feature settings
This new PPAC environment setting for cloud flows is currently deploying out to production regions. It is already available in some regions including Canada and Asia and planned to be available in Europe and North America within the next week.
Comprehensive documentation is here: Add canvas apps and cloud flows to solution by default.
We are looking forward to getting your feedback on this experience. Thanks for joining us on this journey to modernize how you automate!