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We need to talk about.............the New Solution Management Interface

Microsoft has released an updated version of the Solution Explorer, and although I still have a lot of fondness for the classic customisation editor it does appear to be the biggest step front in allowing us to do everything in the Power Apps Admin Centre.

It certainly provides a more intuitive way to view and manage your solution/s as well as a number of new features that means never having to switch to the classic solution explorer.............potentially!

Moving around your solution/s

When opening a solution, you’ll now see that you navigate to a space dedicated to the solution with its own navigation. This dedicated screen will help you stay in context of the solution. To start there are three areas you can navigate to the left of the screen below.

  • Overview is the high level details of your solution

  • Objects are the entities and components which form the solution

  • History is the audit trail of all exports and imports of the solution itself

Workflows, Actions and Business process flows

Until now classic Workflows and Actions, as well as Business process flows, were not available for addition to solutions via this UI, but now it is, through the New drop-down and by navigating to the appropriate process type. All three types now have a quick create experience in the solution explorer.


New Tables can also be created and managed through this new UI and you will now be able to access all the options available for a table, with the table configuration and primary column configuration split between two separate pivots in the panel.

Under Advanced options, the table properties are also grouped to provide more clarity on what they do: whether it be an option that affects the table, where the table shows up in other configurations, or whether the option impacts how rows of the table behave.

Web resources

Another set of objects that can now be created and updated within this new UI are Web Resources. As an avid user of custom icons when it comes to extending the Common Data Model I am personally very well to see this change. You can also quickly access like types by expanding Web resources item in the tree view to pick from Code, Data, or Images.

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