M365 Changelog: Power Platform admin center Data Export to Azure Data Lake Services

MC259926 – Updated July 19, 2021: The Export to Azure Data Lake preview is available. Please review: Preview: Set up Microsoft Power Platform self-service analytics to export Power Apps inventory and usage data.

This new feature enables organizations to build custom inventory reports and analytical views by enabling export of usage and inventory data for canvas and model-driven apps into customers’ own instance of Azure Data Lake.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82012.

When this will happen:

Microsoft will begin rolling this out in late June.

How this will affect your organization:

Using your own Azure Data Lake allows you to slice and dice the data based on your unique requirements. You can build custom reports with Power BI, including views at the individual business unit level and detailed app level reports at the tenant and environment level. Having the data in your own lake also means the data can be stored for durations as required by your organization’s data retention policies.

This is rolling out default off. More detailed “how to” information will be sent in an upcoming Message Center update.

What you need to do to prepare:

Learn more about Azure Data Lake StorageBlog