Power Platform – AI Builder – Creating new Environments – Part 3

Hi All,

We are continuing AI Builder series, In last two articles we discussed AI Builders for beginners and AI Builder Environments.

In this article we will discuss more about Environments. How to create environment, why it is necessary to create the environment.

Why to create new Environment: Reason behind this is some AI Builder feature is available to specific region. So if we need to use AI BUILDER feature which is available in specific region then we need to create the environment within specific region.

Creating Environment: We could create Environment by following locations

Here, we will discuss – Creating new Environment from PowerPlatform admin center. Following are the steps:

  • Login to the PowerPlatform admin center – By default we will be redirected to “Help + Support” section, please click on “Environments” from left hand side navigation bar as
Power Platform – Admin center
Fig1: Power Platform – Admin center
  • Click on “Environments” link from left navigation as shown in Fig 1.
  • We will be redirected to “Environment Listing” page
  • Click on “+ New” link from top bar as
Power Platform - Admin center - Environment listing page
Fig2: Power Platform – Admin center – Environment listing page
  • As we click on “+ New” link as shown in Fig2, “New environment” bar will open at right side as
Power Platform - Admin center - Creating New Environment
Fig3: Power Platform – Admin center – Creating New Environment
  • Enter all the details as shown in below Fig4 and click on “Save” button
Power Platform - Admin center - Creating New Environment
Fig4: Power Platform – Admin center – Creating New Environment
  • Currently I selected “Environment Type” as “Trial” (Remember, Trial Environment will expire after 30 days.) and Region “Europe”. We will see new environment in environment listings as
Power Platform - Admin center - New Environment created successfully :)
Fig5: Power Platform – Admin center – New Environment created successfully 🙂

Once we have new environment, we could use this environment for our Power Apps, AI BUILDER features (Models), Power Automate as

Power Platform - Power Apps - Using New Environment for our Apps, AI BUILDER features (Models), Power Automate :)
Fig5: Power Platform – Power Apps – Using New Environment for our Apps, AI BUILDER features (Models), Power Automate 🙂

Who can create Environment from Power Platform Admin Center:

  • By default user has who have following licenses can create environment
    • Dynamics 365 Teams Plans – Can create one Trial environment only, can not create Production environment
    • Dynamics 365 Plans – Can create one Trial environment only and Production environment
    • Power Apps plan – Can create one Trial environment only and Production environment
    • Power Apps trial Can create one Trial environment only and Production environment
  • But its better to restrict Environment creation only to respective Admins
  • To restrict Environment creation to Admins only, following are the steps:
  • There is setting available from “PowerPlatform Admin center”. From the right top corner click on “Setting” (Gear) icon as
Power Platform - Admin Center - Gear icon to change the setting for controlling Environment creation
Fig6: Power Platform – Admin Center – Gear icon to change the setting for controlling Environment creation
  • Once we clicked on “Gear” icon, “Settings” panel will open as
Power Platform - Admin Center - Setting for controlling Environment creation
Fig7: Power Platform – Admin Center – Setting for controlling Environment creation
  • As shown in above Fig7, we can change the setting – “Who can create Environment” for Trial and Production environments.

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Thanks for reading 🙂 Please feel free to comment, any suggestions.

Stay tuned for next AI articles 🙂

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