A lot of time gets wasted in building, deploying apps, and bots within Teams owing to switching between different apps and services. To overcome this problem, Microsoft has made available a new tool at users’ disposal – Dataflex. It is a data platform for low-code apps that can be built right within Microsoft Teams.
Microsoft Dataflex launched
Dataflex’s framework is designed specifically for app makers that are more interested in solving business problems for their own teams rather than the entire organization. With the platform’s built-in data platform and an easy-to-use editable data table, there is no need to connect to storage. Also, users can simply create custom data tables that are Teams and scenario specific.
Today, we are announcing the release of Microsoft Dataflex. Microsoft Dataflex delivers a built-in, low-code data platform for Teams, and provides relational data storage, rich data types, enterprise grade governance, and one-click solution deployment. Microsoft Dataflex enables everyone to easily build and deploy apps and intelligent chatbots in Teams with Microsoft Power Apps and Microsoft Power Virtual Agents, wrote Charles Lamanna, CVP, Low Code Application Platform.
Users can even choose to optimize their ‘Teams’ processes, drive greater collaboration, and improve efficiency with a built-in low code platform and low-code data storage. In short, the new capability intends to expand Microsoft Teams from the hub for teamwork to the hub of all work.
The major difference between Dataflex and Common Data Service is that while CDS effectively brings all of the information from across Microsoft Office, Azure, and Dynamics into one centralized place from where it can be used to build useful apps, Dataflex makes possible the same things natively within Teams. If you are not aware, Common Data Service is better known as Dataflex Pro now.
The change marks another important step in democratizing the app building and process automation tools in the Power Platform.
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