Common Data Service (Previous Version)

Important

This topic is about the previous version of Common Data Service, and is no longer updated or maintained. 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.

The Common Data Service is the Microsoft Azure–based business application platform that enables you to easily build and extend applications with their business data. The Common Data Service does the heavy lifting of bringing together your data from across the Dynamics 365 family of services so you can focus on building and delivering the apps, insights and process automation that matter to you and your customers with PowerApps, Power BI, and Microsoft Flow.

The three pillars of the Common Data Service are:

  • Be the focal point for your data: bring your data together into one place.
  • Be a great place to build and manage apps: help app creators and developers of all skill levels to easily create apps with the data in the Common Data Service.
  • It just works with the rest of Microsoft: provide out-of-the-box integrations with technologies across Microsoft including Flow, Power BI, and Office.

Learn more about the Common Data Service and what you can do with it:

  • Getting data into the Common Data Service: learn more about getting your business data into the Common Data Service!
  • Building apps with the Common Data Service: learn more about building your apps with the Common Data Service with Microsoft PowerApps or the Common Data Service SDK!
  • Trustworthy platform: learn more about securing your data in the Common Data Service.
  • Common data model: learn more about the fully extensible data model at the core of the Common Data Service.

The Common Data Service continues to evolve with new and exciting features entering preview on a regular basis. Follow the Common Data Service blog for the latest on features and releases.