From entity to table: Terminology updates come to Microsoft's Common Data Service

November 11 2020

Microsoft's Common Data Service has become a foundational component of many Dynamics 365 applications and a large portion of Power Apps, serving as the database and data management layer with a shared data model, customization capabilities, security, file management, and more.  

Developers work with CDS to model business data, develop user interfaces, build integrations, and automate processes. And while that work continues uninterrupted the work has changed with new terminology that Microsoft has rolled out to describe some of the core elements of the platform. 

"Responding to customer feedback and data from user research, effective November 2020 we're updating some terminology in Common Data Service to be more intuitive and make its usage more productive," Microsoft stated in their latest documentation update. 

The changes include the following:  

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