Dataflex is relevant to those working with Microsoft’s Power Platform and its Teams group-collaboration platform.
Dataflex is supposed to surface key business data for building low-code apps that address business problems. The relational database also brings AI, performance, and security benefits out-of-the-box.
The built-in low code data platform provides relational data storage, rich data types, enterprise-grade governance, and one-click deployment.
In a blog post, Microsoft Corporate VP Alyssa Taylor said, “With the introduction of Microsoft Dataflex, Teams expands from the hub for teamwork to the hub of all work.”
Microsoft’s Dataflex is “a new low-code data platform for Microsoft Teams”, and said it provides relational data storage, rich data types, enterprise-grade governance, and one-click solution deployment.
Dataflex is for building apps and chatbots in Teams with Power Apps and Power Virtual Agents.
Microsoft officials also described Dataflex as being built atop the Common Data Service and as the new name for the Common Data Service.
“Microsoft Dataflex is the logical next step in democratizing the app building and process automation tools in Power Platform. The version included with Microsoft Teams is aimed at new app makers who want to solve business problems for their own teams, for whom the organization level admin and development capabilities in the full Dataflex Pro might be overkill,” according to Microsoft Most Valuable Professional and Forward Forever Power Platform Advisor Jukka Niiranen.