The Common Data Services (aka CDS) is a relatively new and unique opportunity for managing data. We will learn about the value of CDS for many purposes, how to make the most of the out-of-the-box entities, as well as learn some basic principles around when to, and how to, create your own custom entities!
I am the Group Program Manager for the Common Data Service. We are the data and app platform for the Microsoft Dynamics 365 service and applications. The CDS is tasked with enabling the broad spectrum of business customers and partners, from citizen developers to high-end ISVs, to adopt and thrive on the Microsoft business app platform.
As GPM I am responsible for the definition, development and execution of the product vision and usage of the CDS, with a focus on feature and business development for the Core Entity Model, Data Access, Data Integration & Connectivity, Security/Trustworthiness and Collaboration & Productivity, Admin and ISV scenarios.