Dynamics 365 – News from the west

During the last month I could attend several events all about Dynamics 365. During the same time Microsoft announced the new spring release and the future of Dynamics 365. This post shows you my most important take aways.

Find more information about the spring release here: https://dynamics.microsoft.com/en-us/release/spring-2018-release/

Common Data Service (CDS) – All data on one place

One of the biggest announcements was for sure, that the core of Dynamics CRM will be the new Common Data Service where we can build Business Applications (e.g. PowerApp) on top. You can find more information about this in my past blog-post I wrote during the extreme365 or here.

BAP Overview

PowerApps – The new way to create business applications

With PowerApps Microsoft gives us a tool to build easy and fast a complete app from scratch. Important: There are two kind of PowerApps:

Canvas app

This kind of app is the the PowerApp we already know since a while. With canvas apps you can create no-code apps in within minutes. Find more information here.



Microsoft describes the model-driven-app like this: “Model-driven app design is a component-focused approach to app development. Model-driven app design doesn’t require code and the apps you make can be simple or very complex. Unlike canvas app development where the designer has complete control over app layout, with model-driven apps much of the layout is determined for you and largely designated by the components you add to the app.”


So if you are familiar with the Dynamics 365 for Sales or the Customer Service Hub you already know at least one model-driven-app. Find more information here

And: Dynamics 365 Business Central – A new app?

No, “Business Central” is the new name of “NAV”. And yes, Business Central will still be available onpremise.

Bildergebnis für dynamics 365 business central roadmap

That’s it. I am sure I will pick up some of this topics in one of my next posts.

Dynamics 365, PowerApps