Common Data Model connects to a number of technologies

Microsoft Common Data Model preview available for PowerApps, Flow, Power BI, Excel, & More

has released the Microsoft Common Data Model (CDM) for , , , and  "an out-of-box business database for storing and managing business entities." The CDM is intended to be used as a business database and has full support for flows in , rich control support within PowerApps, easy chema definition support for non-developers, full Excel integration for both viewing & editing data, and bulk data import & export capabilities. The CDM can provide access to standard entities and also allow developers to build custom entities as well. Out of the start gate, Microsoft alreday has some templates for Microsoft Flow to help you get started.  Some of the templates include actions/integration with Dr0pBox, Salesforce,   I am sure this number will grow overtime and we will more than likely see a community based pool of templates begin to evolve as

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Microsoft Flow – The MS version of IFTTT

  Microsoft Flow the MS IFTTT Equivalent for Office 365. I was trying to explain Microsoft PowerApps for Office 365 to someone today and I used an example of an IFTTT recipe to describe some of the capabilities of PowerApps.  Since that time I would not necessarily use that analogy, because their is actually, believe it or not, an app for that.  Microsoft Flow which launched only yesterday with no youtube video coverage or major hype from MS, can be reach by the public via https://flow.microsoft.com/ is bypassing Microsoft's normal request for access model and is allowing users to directly sign up right away in "Preview Mode".  Flow Their is a nice video that demonstrates the functionality and at the beginning they say, "Problem is their is no good way to get your apps to talk to each other, connect them, or is there? Introducing Microsoft Flow for Office

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