This month’s Dynamics 365 Partner Community focus is the Microsoft Common Data Model (CDM). CDM, along with Microsoft PowerApps and Microsoft Flow, are exciting new components of the overall Common Application Platform that provides new opportunities to create innovate applications to enhance and extend Dynamics 365.
In this post, I’ve compiled a resource list for you to help you get educated about the Common Data Model, Microsoft PowerApps, and Microsoft Flow. I hope you’ll take some time to check out these resources and get started. Enjoy!
Microsoft PowerApps and Microsoft Flow events
Architects, Consultants, Application Developers, and Business Analysts are invited to these in-person workshops to learn about building new web and mobile solutions for customers using PowerApps and Flow.
Websites, blogs, community
Business Application Platform
- Visit the website
- Blog post: Insights from the Engineering Leaders behind Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft AppSource
Microsoft Common Data Model
- Visit the website
- Subscribe to the PowerApps blog
- PowerApps documentation
- PowerApps Community
- Submit your great PowerApps Idea
- PowerApps YouTube channel
- Visit the website
- Flow documentation
- Flow Community
- Submit your great Flow Idea
- Microsoft Flow YouTube playlist
Ignite 2016 sessions on demand
Review business application platform roadmap, strategy and packaging
Hear about our vision of business application platform innovation with PowerApps, PowerBI, Microsoft Flow and the Azure cloud platform. Get a deeper understanding of our strategy, roadmap and packaging for the upcoming general availability of these programs.
Dive into PowerApps, building apps that mean business without writing code
Building business applications is never easy. There are always conflicting priorities between IT and business and most apps don’t merit the time and cost of traditional software development. PowerApps is an enterprise application platform for delivering line-of-business apps without writing code. It fundamentally transforms and accelerates how organizations provide employees seamless access to business apps and information. PowerApps now features built-in support for the common data model, enhanced connectivity, support for more devices and integrations with other Microsoft business offerings.
Dive into Microsoft Flow, create automated workflows between your favorite apps and services
Today’s employees spend countless hours simply transferring information from one place to another or sifting through data to find a needed detail. Microsoft Flow is a service for business users to work smarter by automating workflow across the apps and SaaS services that are used every day. Hear how you can use Microsoft Flow to accelerate and automate your business so employees spend less time on mundane, repetitive tasks, and more time on the most important work at hand.
Dive into the Microsoft Common Data Model
The Microsoft Common Data model (CDM) is the Azure-based storage mechanism for the Microsoft business application platform. The most intuitive use case for the CDM is to provide an easy to use relational database for PowerApps. App Creators can use the CDM to model their data and easily share apps created on that data. CDM aims to provide much more than storage, it also provides definitions for common business entities as well as integration capabilities for importing data from multiple sources. With data sourced across the enterprise, businesses can drive insights and actions using PowerApps.
Build business applications with Power Apps, Microsoft Flow, and Office 365
PowerApps and Flow are services for building and using custom business apps that connect to your data and work across the web and mobile – without the time and expense of custom software development. This session demonstrates how to build custom business applications, describes the vision behind PowerApps and Flow, and features key scenarios.
Webcasts on demand
- Announcing PowerApps General Availability
- Managing data and applications just got easier with PowerApps
- Leveraging SharePoint Data with PowerApps
- Getting started with PowerApps
- Common Data Model and PowerApps