Microsoft rebranded the Common Data Service – which is representing the data storage and management foundation of Power Platform. This change is part of Microsoft’s plan to connect Power Apps with Microsoft Teams, enabling easy and simple usage empowered with more functionalities to its users. CDS is very popular and well-known in the Microsoft Dynamics Community as well. It is widely used at our clients and we are exited to see the new capabilities with Dataflex.
Microsoft Dataflex Pro delivers a built-in, low-code data platform for Teams, and provides relational data storage, rich data types, enterprise grade governance, and one-click solution deployment. Microsoft Dataflex enables everyone to easily build and deploy apps and intelligent chatbots in Teams with Microsoft Power Apps and Microsoft Power Virtual Agents. – said Charles Lamanna CVP Microsoft
Dataflex Pro enables people and organization to create and run thousands of applications, flows and intelligent agents with smart, secure, and scalable low-code data platform. Representing all the Common Data Services capabilities available for using in Microsoft Teams, Dataflex Pro enables more productive and collaborative working environment.
Microsoft Teams and Power Platform is shaping the future of work with low-code application to streamline the business processes in the organization. This new functionality enables users to easily build applications and bots directly within Teams, empowering business users to rapidly respond to changing business needs and create custom solutions. With the addition of Microsoft Dataflex Pro, Teams users now have key business data at their fingertips to build new apps that address real business problems—all without ever leaving Teams.
With Dataflex, Microsoft expands the possibilities of using Microsoft Teams as a central application for serving an organization’s operational requirements both with custom-built applications and chat bots. This means a step further into the digital transformation empowering organizations to:
- deliver services with agility – adding business value with an extensible data platform that use open ecosystem enabled with Common Data model
- increase scale and efficiency – boost productivity, decrease the risk, reduce costs and increase agility by quickly developing applications
- make data work smarter – getting more accurate insights by adding low-code AI tools to the process automation
- rely on the security of a trusted platform – protect the company data with a robust security management infrastructure.
Microsoft Dataflex can offer a streamlined experience for Teams users to configure data models and manage security. Functionally, the Teams-focused Dataflex offer possibility for its users who need access to entities and data for creating apps and bots but should not touch the more complex tools and systems that IT controls like security, data loss prevention, and database architecture.