Building apps with the Common Data Service (Previous Version)

Important

This topic is about the previous version of Common Data Service. For information about the new Common Data Service for Apps, see Common Data Service for Apps. Users of the previous version of Common Data Service can upgrade to the new Common Data Service for Apps; details about the upgrade process will be provided soon.

An important goal for the Common Data Service is that app creators of all skill levels should be able to use it to quickly and easily create apps. We support several patterns for application creation, as shown in the following table.

PowerApps PowerApps, powered-up Rich client apps Web/SaaS apps
Use Microsoft PowerApps to quickly build low-code applications.

Learn more about PowerApps.

Use PowerApps to build your apps, and then connect to advanced logic that is hosted in Microsoft Azure Functions.

Learn more about Azure Functions.

Build a middle tier by using the Common Data Service software development kit (SDK), and build your rich client app.

Learn more about the Common Data Service SDK.

Build your Web or software as a service (SaaS) app by using the Common Data Service C# SDK.

Learn more about the Common Data Service SDK.

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