10 Reasons to use PowerApps Common Data Service Instead of a Database

June 11, 2019 By Paul Swider

When to use CDS over a database is a common source of confusion for new PowerApps developers. Here are 10 great reasons to use CDS over a traditional database. Short and sweet with many links.

  1. Solutions framework (DevOps)
  2. PowerApps Portals
  3. Security roles
  4. Record ownership
  5. Secure field profiles and DLP
  6. Business process flows
  7. Server side code
  8. Web API/Web Resources
  9. Industry accelerators ie: healthcare entities in healthcare accelerator
  10. Segmented CDS environments
  11. Share with Office 365 Groups.

What is the difference between CDS entities and SharePoint lists? Watch this 3 minute explanation.

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