Dataverse instead of CDS, tables instead of entities, Customer Insights instead of… Customer Insights. Don’t get too attached to any particular name in the Power Platform and BizApps world, as the only constant here is change.
Due to trademark issues, Microsoft had to back off from their plans to rebrand CDS as “Dataflex”. How does something like this even happen?
How did the outside world react to Microsoft’s announcement of Dataflex and what questions should we focus on after the dust settles from Inspire 2020.
The new name for Common Data Services is Dataflex Pro. What about the non-Pro version then? That’s where the story gets really interesting, with a Microsoft Teams licensing bundle that will allow the creation of Power Apps on top of relational data for pretty much all Office users in the world.
The Common Data Service is a foundational element of Power Platform, yet it isn’t an actual software product that would be sold directly on a per user basis. The history as well as the future of CDS make it a complex part of the licensing puzzle for customers – and Microsoft.
The low-code platform from Microsoft is becoming an increasingly mature foundation for business apps of all shapes and sizes, based on this latest roadmap. Uniting citizen dev & pro dev tools and offering pahts from Power Platform tools to Azure is a common theme in 2020 Wave 2.
After nearly two decades of trying to bring Microsoft’s ERP and CRM systems closer together, there is now finally a standard mechanism for moving data in near real-time between Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations apps and Common Data Service. What does having ERP data available in CDS mean for business applications customization and new app experiences?
10 questions and answers that you may have when approaching the Common Data Service as an app maker that doesn’t come from a Dynamics XRM background: connectors, solutions, security.
Microsoft doesn’t provide a single page from where to look up the prices for each of the license types for various products included under the Power Platform umbrella. Since this information is spread out and offered in various different formats, I decided to create a landing page with the core price info as well as links to documentation that’s been the source of this pricing information.
Binary data is getting better support in Common Data Service, thanks to the new image and file datatypes. How could we leverage these in Power Apps? Here are some use cases for binary data storage in CDS, as well as comparison to the familiar Attachments feature and the built-in SharePoint document management integration.