We will gain an understanding of the fundamentals of Dataverse and explore the benefits of Microsoft Dataverse over traditional databases. Before we start, make sure to subscribe to CRM Crate so that you can stay up to date in the field of Power Platform.
Microsoft Dataverse enables the secure storage and management of data utilized by business applications. Data in Dataverse is organized into tables, each consisting of rows (formerly known as records) and columns (formerly known as fields or attributes). Each column in a table is tailored to store specific types of data, such as names, ages, salaries, and more. Dataverse provides a core set of standard tables to address common use cases, and you also have the flexibility to create custom tables tailored to your organization’s needs, populating them with data using Power Query. With this data at their disposal, app creators can leverage Power Apps to develop robust applications.
Benefits of Microsoft Dataverse
In Dataverse, both standard and customized tables offer a secure, cloud-based storage solution for your data. These tables enable you to establish a data structure tailored to your organization’s specific needs, ensuring that your data is business-oriented and ready for integration into applications.
Security and ComplianceData is stored securely, and access is only granted to users with appropriate permissions. With role-based security, you can effectively manage and control table access for various users in your organization.
Dataverse offers robust security features, including role-based access control and data encryption, ensuring that your data is protected and compliant with industry standards and regulations, such as GDPR and HIPAA.
Easy to manageThe cloud stores both metadata and data, eliminating the need for you to be concerned about the intricacies of their storage.
Logic and validationEstablish calculated columns, business rules, workflows, and business process flows to uphold data integrity and propel business operations forward.
Access your Dynamics 365 DataInformation originating from your Dynamics 365 applications is additionally retained in Dataverse, enabling you to swiftly construct applications that utilize your Dynamics 365 data and enhance your applications using Power Apps.
Productivity toolsTables can be accessed through Microsoft Excel add-ins, enhancing productivity and ensuring data accessibility.
Work with any type of appDataverse can work with mobile devices, web browsers, or desktop apps.
Work with any type of dataDataverse works with any type of relational or non-relational data
Rich MetadataUse data types and relationships within your Power Apps
Low Code/No Code DevelopmentDataverse is designed to be used by both developers and business users. It provides a low-code/no-code environment that enables individuals with varying technical expertise to create custom applications and workflows without extensive coding.
ScalabilityDataverse is a scalable platform that can handle large volumes of data and users. It can adapt to the growing needs of your organization, ensuring that your applications and workflows can grow with you.
Integration with Other SystemsDataverse supports integration with a wide range of external systems and services through connectors and APIs, making it easier to connect to and work with data from various sources.
Data Versioning and AuditingIt provides data versioning and auditing capabilities, allowing you to track changes to your data over time and maintain an audit trail for compliance and data governance purposes.
Analytics and ReportingDataverse integrates seamlessly with Power BI, enabling you to create interactive reports and dashboards for data analysis. You can gain insights from your data and make data-driven decisions.
Rapid Application DevelopmentDataverse simplifies the development process, enabling organizations to create and deploy applications and solutions quickly, reducing time-to-market.
These benefits make Microsoft Dataverse a valuable tool for organizations looking to streamline their data management, develop custom applications, and automate business processes while leveraging the broader Microsoft Power Platform ecosystem.