Released version 9.1 18113

Introduction

Version 9.1 18113 for Common Data Service is now available in all regions. This article describes the updates, including the new features, and the fixes to existing functionality, which are included in this update. This version was first made available in preview on December 12, 2018, and completed worldwide rollout on January 16, 2019.

Extend Dynamics 365 entity forms with embedded canvas apps

Canvas apps enable app makers to deliver a rich, pixel-perfect user experience via low-code customization capabilities. They also support connecting to more than 200 data sources including a range of cloud services (such as Office 365 and SharePoint) as well as on-premises data sources (via a gateway). Now app makers can bring these capabilities directly into their model-driven apps by embedding canvas apps in their model-driven forms.

App makers can embed canvas apps in their model-driven forms just like they add custom controls. Model-driven forms can also pass data context of the current record, a related record, or a set of related records to an embedded canvas app. This functionality empowers app makers to create rich, contextual sections, grids, and other components, as well as visualizations that display data from Common Data Service for Apps and a wide array of external data sources.

This feature will be available on Unified Interface only. The preview release will enable browser-based, read-only support for the embedded canvas apps. A future release will enable support for mobile devices and edit support for the embedded canvas apps.

New model-driven form designer

Customizers can do more with their entity form authoring using our new form designer, available as a preview in this release. The new form designer provides a WYSIWYG authoring experience, helping to boost productivity by enabling customizers to directly see what their form will look like to end users. The form designer also provides full support for keyboard accessibility to meet customizers' needs and preferences.

Fixes and improvements

Note

No specific fixes or improvements have been publicly disclosed as a part of this released version