The Microsoft Power Platform is ever evolving! A few years ago we published an article on the use of one of its services call the Common Data Service. Well, Microsoft is now rebranding that as Dataverse. Same great features, but with a new name and updated terminology to appeal to the masses.
What is it?
If you're not familiar with what this service is, it is basically your own secure, cloud-based database to manage and use with multiple business applications (such as those in the Microsoft power platform). It comes with some pre-built tables to store data such as Customers, Leads, Opportunities, but you can easily create your own custom tables specific to your business needs.
How to use it?
One way to populate the data is by using Power Query, a tool you may already be familiar with if you've used Excel or PowerBI. Admins can then build rich apps with this data using Power Apps.
Why use it?
As mentioned previously, this is a secure database in the cloud - meaning your IT team will have one less thing to worry about. Because it is part of the Microsoft infrastructure, you will receive critical security updates, advanced encryption and a handy integration with Azure Active Directory. Admins can then focus on managing the data and the applications you choose to use with it. Additionally, admins can configure role-based security to control which tables users have access to. If you're already a Dynamics 365 online customer or a Power Platform user, you're already using Dataverse and will be familiar with its capabilities. Similar to how you can define calculated fields, business rules, workflows and business process flows in Dynamics, you can also do this with your own custom Dataverse.
With Power Apps, you can extend your data even further from gaining insights with low-code AI tools to boosting productivity and reducing costs by quickly developing business applications and processes.
Still not Convinced?
Try Dataverse free today with a Power Apps trial: https://powerplatform.microsoft.com/en-us/dataverse/
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These are just some of the many things that you can do with Microsoft Dataverse. For more on how to get the most out of Dataverse and other Microsoft products, contact us today.
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