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Exporting CDS data to Azure Data Lake is Generally Available

Preview announcement for Export to data lake service. The Export to data lake service enables continuous replication of Common Data Service entity data to Azure data lake which can then be used to run analytics such as Power BI reporting, ML, data warehousing or other downstream integration purposes. It simplifies the technical and administrative complexity of operationalizing entities for analytics and managing schema and data. Within a matter of minutes, customers will be able to link their Common Data Service environment to a data lake in their Azure subscription, select standard or customer entities and export it to data lake. Any data or metadata changes (initial and incremental) in the Common Data Service is automatically pushed to the Azure data lake without any additional actions.

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What’s New in Dataflows and Data Integration – September 2019

We’ve released lots of new features and enhancements to our Data Integration capabilities in PowerApps recently, enabling users to seamlessly connect to, transform and combine data from a wide range of data sources and load it into the Common Data Service, from where it can be used for creating apps, automated flows or analytics.

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Announcing the general availability of the new model-driven form designer

Today we are happy to announce that the new model-driven form designer is out of preview and available for general use. Few months back, we had started on the journey of providing a new form designer that helps take your form authoring experience to the next level.  Over that period, so many of you have actively used the new form designer and given us great, actionable feedback, thank you! All that feedback has helped us provide new features and updates in the form designer that meet your needs and boosts your productivity.

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Hands-on Lab: Building a Conference App in an hour

In this hands-on lab,  you will build a Canvas app for an internal conference that allows internal attendees to browse sessions and see the details. You will also build a Model-Driven app  for conference administrators to input session information along a business process flow that will ensure the appropriate venue is selected.

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Announcing the general availability of embedded canvas apps in model-driven forms

We are excited to announce that embedding canvas apps in model-driven forms is out of preview and available for general use. Late last year, we had announced the public preview of embedded canvas apps in model-driven forms. Since then many of you have actively used embedded canvas apps to solve a variety of business problems and worked closely with us to improve and enhance it. Thank you!

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