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Ignite 2021: Microsoft reveals Dynamics 365 Connected Spaces, expanding from retail

by Jason Gumpert

Microsoft will launch a preview of Dynamics 365 Connected Spaces in the next month. Connected Spaces will supersede D365 Connected Store, announced in 2019.

Connected Spaces will aim to serve a broader range of business needs that include optimizing retail spaces as well as scenarios like health and safety of workers, Microsoft says. It provides "low-code capabilities to control observations and then produce real-time, predictive insights," according to an announcement made at Ignite 2021 this week.

Connected Store went into preview in 2020.

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Prior to co-founding, Jason was a Principal Software Consultant at Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), where he implemented solutions, trained customers, managed software development, and spent some time in the pre-sales engineering organization. He has also held consulting positions at CSC Consulting and Monitor Group.

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