Manage feature settings

Use feature settings to adjust how features appear and function in Power Apps canvas apps and model-driven apps.

These settings can be found in the Power Platform admin center by going to Environments > [select an environment] > Settings > Product > Features.

Make sure you have the System Administrator or System Customizer security role or equivalent permissions to update the business closures.

Check your security role

  • Follow the steps in View your user profile.
  • Don’t have the correct permissions? Contact your system administrator.

Note

These settings might not yet be available in your environment. The settings availability depends on the region's release plan.

Copilot (preview)

Note

Turning off Copilot for your tenant turns off Copilot for makers. It doesn't turn off Copilot control for canvas apps, Copilot for model-driven apps, or Copilot in Dynamics 365 Sales apps.

Setting Description Default value
Allow canvas editors to get AI-powered answers to how-to questions and AI Builder GPT experiences. Currently in preview. (preview) When On, enables Copilot to create apps, tables, edit apps, generate formulas, answering how-to questions and AI Builder GPT experiences. More information: AI Copilot overview . On
Allow users to analyze data using an AI-powered chat experience in canvas and model-driven apps. (preview)

Note: For model-driven apps, this environment needs to be set to the monthly release channel.
When On, enables Copilot in canvas apps, model-driven apps, and Dynamics 365 Sales apps for users to ask questions and have a natural language conversation about data in the app. More information: Add Copilot control to a canvas app , Add Copilot to model-driven apps and Enable and configure Copilot in Dynamics 365 Sales. When set to Default, only Copilot in Dynamics 365 Sales apps is enabled. Off
Allow canvas editors to insert the Copilot answer component, which allows users to receive an AI-powered answer to a predefined data query. When On, lets makers add a Copilot answer control that allows users to receive an AI-powered answer to a predefined questions set by a maker. More information: Use Copilot answer control for canvas apps (preview). Off

AI Builder

Setting Description Default value
AI Builder preview models If Off, the environment will not have access to AI Builder. Not all environments will have this setting. For information about environments eligible for this feature and related details, see Administer AI Builder On

AI suggestions for formula columns

Setting Description Default value
AI suggestions for formula columns If On, app makers will be able to describe what the formula should do and get AI generated results to help create or edit a Microsoft Dataverse formula column. Formula suggestions in formula columns accept natural language input to interpret and suggest a Power Fx formula using GPT-based AI model. More information: Get formula suggestions Off

Embedded content

Setting Description Default value
Power BI visualization embedding More information: Add or edit Power BI visualizations on your dashboard Off
Bing Maps If On, Customer Engagement (on-premises) users will need to enter a Bing Maps key. Users don’t need to enter a key. Off
Prevent social data in Dynamics If you don’t want to receive social data in customer engagement apps (such as Dynamics 365 Sales and Customer Service), select Off. If you disable social engagement, your organization will not be able to receive social data in customer engagement apps (such as Dynamics 365 Sales and Customer Service). Users can continue to work with existing social data, however. Off

Communications

Setting Description Default value
Country/region code prefixing for numbers If On, customer engagement apps will prefix the country/region code to numbers that users are trying to call. On

Set the telephony provider

Choose which provider to enable outbound calls from within customer engagement apps. This setting doesn’t apply to Dynamics 365 for tablets or Dynamics 365 for phones.

Note

This feature was retired on July 31, 2021. More information: Skype integration with customer engagement apps is deprecated

Setting Description Default value
Use Skype More information: Set up customer engagement apps to use Skype or Skype for Business Enabled
Use Skype for Business More information: Set up customer engagement apps to use Skype or Skype for Business Not enabled

Hosted RPA

Setting Description Default value
Enable hosted machine groups. If On, users can run unattended automation at scale with hosted machine group. On
Enable work or school accounts for hosted machine groups. If On, your hosted machine group has access to your resources that are part of your work or school account. On
Enable hosted machines. If On, users can build, test, and run attended and unattended desktop flows without providing or setting up any physical machine with hosted machines. On
Enable cross-geo support for hosted machines If On, this allows users to provision hosted machines in a geography different from that of the configured tenant country. More information: Azure tenant country/region and supported geographies in the public cloud. On

Enhanced desktop flows schema

Setting Description Default value
Enable storage of desktop flow files into v2 schema. If On, Dataverse database consumption for paid license users is reduced. Also, it offloads components of your desktop flows into your Dataverse for Apps File Capacity. More information: Enable the v2 schema. On
Opt-out of desktop flow schema v2 enabled by default. In 2024, v2 schema will be turned On for all environments without the option to disable the feature. We recommend that you enable the feature in advance so users can benefit from the product enhancements that come with it. More information: Schema v2 enabled by default. Off

Grids and views

Setting Description Default value
Enable the modern read-only grid experience. If On, the Power Apps read-only grid control lets users view and open records from views and subgrids. On
Show the Edit columns button on views If On, users can create personal views by adding, removing, and reordering columns on a view accessible to them in a model-driven app. More information: Edit columns on a grid page. This setting only appears if you have enabled 2022 Release Wave 1. On
Show the Edit filters button on views If On, users can create personal views by filtering data based on conditional expressions starting with a view accessible to them in a model-driven app. More information: Edit filters on a grid page. This setting only appears if you have enabled 2022 Release Wave 1. On
Focused view If enabled, focused view allows sellers to view and manage their records and their associated activities on one page. This view makes it easier for users to stay focused on their tasks, saving time by eliminating the need to navigate through multiple screens. Focused view can be configured and set as default for required tables through system customizations.
Turn off the Enable focused view for all records toggle to disable focused view across your entire organization. If you need focused view for certain tables, re-enable this option and configure as necessary. More information: Enable focused view for all records
On

Advanced find options

Setting Description Default value
Modern advanced find in model-driven apps If On, legacy advanced find will be replaced with a modern experience that has enhanced view management capabilities like searching on views and the ability to share, hide, and delete personal views. More information: Advanced find in model-driven apps. This setting only appears if you have enabled 2022 Release Wave 1. On
Allow users to hide system views If On, users can hide system views in the view selector to manage their view list in model-driven apps. More information: Hide views on a grid page. This setting only appears if you have enabled 2022 Release Wave 1. Off

Activities

Setting Description Default value
Show only activities configured in the app when accessing "New activity" button in related activities of a record. Setting to "off" will show all activities. Select On to limit the number of activities showing up in the New Activity dropdown list to activities that are relevant to the model-driven app. Off

Asynchronous merge

Setting Description Default value
Allow records to be merged asynchronously If On, records merged through the Unified Client interface will be merged asynchronously in the background. Off

Create new canvas apps and cloud flows in a Dataverse solution

Important

This is a preview feature.

Setting Description Default value
Canvas apps More information: Add canvas apps and cloud flows to solution by default (preview) Off
Cloud flows More information: Add canvas apps and cloud flows to solution by default (preview) Off

Preferred solution

Important

This is a preview feature.

Setting Description Default value
Preferred solution Lets makers set which unmanaged solution will maintain their created and edited components that occur anywhere in Power Apps. If not set, all components for all makers not already in the context of an unmanaged solution are maintained in the Common Data Services Default Solution. More information: Set the preferred solution Off

Block unmanaged customizations

Important

This is a preview feature.

Setting Description Default value
Block unmanaged customizations Prevents the creation of unmanaged customizations in Dataverse environments, which facilitates healthy application lifecycle management. More information: Block unmanaged customizations (preview) Off

Finance and Operations in Dataverse

Setting Description Default value
Enable Finance and Operations user impersonation in Dataverse When enabled, the Finance and Operations application in this environment has permissions to impersonate Dataverse users. This allows users of Finance and Operations to make calls to Dataverse which run as that same user in Dataverse, using the Dataverse permissions assigned to that user. Only select this option if the Finance and Operations administrator is trusted with the same level of permissions in Dataverse as the Dataverse administrator. Off

Important

Beginning March 1, 2024 the Enable Finance and Operations user impersonation in Dataverse toggle will be removed. With continued efforts to unify finance and operations apps with the Power Platform through the Power Platform integration and unified admin exeriences, finance and operations apps are now considered applications within the Power Platform environment. In a unified environment, the capabilities granted by the toggle are now assumed to be true for any environment with finance and operations apps installed with the same level of governance, oversight and scrutiny as all other apps in a Power Platform environment.

Data validation

Setting Description Default value
Enable email address validation in model-driven apps (preview). When On, enables smart data validation for certain columns, such as text columns using the email format. More information: Address validation for email columns Off
Setting Description Default value
Dataverse search If On, you can use Dataverse search to find records across multiple tables, sorted by relevance. Off
Share search analytics with Microsoft To help Microsoft improve Dataverse search, you can share your environment's Dataverse search queries in Dynamics 365 and Power Platform applications with Microsoft. More information: Help improve Dataverse search Off
Single table search option If On, users will see an additional option to search on a single table on view pages of search-enabled tables in all model-driven apps. Off
Prevent slow keyword filter for quick find terms on view pages If On, users will be prevented from searching with keywords that begin with an asterisk (*) in grid search in all model-driven apps, and a message will be displayed in the application. If Off, users can search with keywords that begin with an asterisk (*) in grid search in all model-driven apps, but an information tooltip will be displayed indicating the search might be slow. More information: Grid search Off
Quick Find record limits If On, if more than 10,000 records are found, a message will be displayed that suggests a more selective search. More information: Configure Dataverse search for the organization On
Use quick find view of an entity for searching on grids and sub-grids Select Yes to show the traditional Quick Find search in an entity grid. The traditional Quick Find search applies the Quick Find View filters and displays the Quick Find columns after searching. Off
Search for records in Microsoft 365 apps You can quickly enable your users to access the records they have most recently used in their application. The records are available in the Outlook Web client using a simple /mention gesture. On

Map and address services

Setting Description Default value
Limited Select On to allow map display, latitude, and longitude pins, and shapes. On
Full In addition to the Limited actions, allows map routing, address input control, and pins loaded from addresses. Off

Help features

Setting Description Default value
Custom help for customizable tables Select On to replace the default Help content with custom Help designed for your users. After you enable custom Help, you can enter a Global Custom Help URL. Off
Global custom help URL To replace the default Help with a single URL for all customizable record types (tables), enter the URL here. You also have the option of entering override URLs for each record type (table) for customizable record types. More information: Create your own guided help No default value
Append parameters to URL Select On to append parameters to the URL, you can make your Help content more dynamic. For example, you can access parameters for User Language Code, Table Name, Entry Point, and Form ID. More information: Create your own guided help Not selected
Enable Custom Help Panes Select On to enable a custom in-product help experience that is tailored to your organization. More information: Create guided help for your Unified Interface app. Off

Power Apps component framework for canvas apps

Setting Description Default value
Allow publishing of canvas apps with code components Enables Power Apps component framework feature that allows the execution of code that may not be generated by Microsoft when a maker adds code components to an app. Make sure that the code component solution is from a trusted source. More information: Code components for canvas apps Off

Delete disabled users

Setting Description Default value
Enable delete disabled users Delete disabled users permanently from the environment. More information: Permanently delete users Off

TDS endpoint

Setting Description Default value
Enable TDS endpoint Enables Tabular Data Stream (TDS) endpoint (a SQL data connection) for Microsoft Dataverse in an environment. More information: Use SQL to query data and View entity data in Power BI Desktop On
Enable user level access control for TDS endpoint When off, all environment users have access to the TDS endpoint. If on, users only have access when members of a security role that has the Allow user to access TDS endpoint privilege. More information: Control access of the TDS endpoint Off

Record ownership across business units

Setting Description Default value
Record ownership across business units Set to On to enable the Matrix data access structure. Not recommended for production environments. More information: Matrix data access structure (Modernize Business Units - Preview) Off

Power Apps ideas for canvas apps

Setting Description Default value
Share ideas query data to help improve ideas results. To help Microsoft improve Power Apps Ideas, you can share your ideas query data with Microsoft. More information: Power Apps Ideas (preview). Off

Power BI components (preview)

Setting Description Default value
Allow creation of Power BI components If Off, the environment will not have access to Power BI. Environments with a Dataverse database will have this setting. Creating a Power BI component will generate a dedicated Power BI workspace for that environment. All the Power BI artifacts corresponding to the Power BI components created in an environment will be generated in that dedicated Power BI environment workspace. See Permission sync between Power Apps environment and Power BI workspace for more information. On
Automatically assign permission to Power BI workspaces If On, synchronization will take place between pre-defined role privileges and the permissions of the dedicated Power BI environment workspace. The following roles will be assigned with permissions:

System administrator:Power BI workspace admin > Power BI workspace admin permission.

System Customizer:Power BI workspace contributor > Power BI workspace contributor permission.

Power BI workspace viewer > Power BI workspace viewer permission.

Learn more about Power BI workspace permission.
On
Allow information sharing between this environment and Power BI workspaces in other geographic regions When this setting is On and the Power BI tenant setting Power Platform interregional access is also On, cross-geo operations can take place. For more information, see Cross-geo operations. On