Effective November 2020, Common Data Service has been renamed to Microsoft Dataverse.
Based on the terminology changes in Dataverse, customer feedback, and data from user research, effective March 2021, Microsoft have announced that they are updating some terminology in Power Apps portals to be more intuitive and make its usage more productive. We have listed some of the terminology updates below and they will be rolled out in updates to customers in the cloud in the short term.
Key terminology changes for portals
The following table lists key terminology changes in portals.
|Legacy term||Current term|
|Entity form||Basic form|
|Web form||Advanced form|
|Entity permission||Table permission|
|Entity Name||Table Name|
We think this is a good update. We have often thought Entity Form and Web Form could be clearer when producing pages for customers, so it’s good that they’ve decided to simplify this to be less ambiguous. If you would like to see the full list of terminology changes to Dynamics 365 Portals, you can see them on the Microsoft Documentation website.
Daniel Norris is the communications manager for The Portal Company. His role is to bring you the latest updates, tips, news and guides on Dynamics 365 Portal. If you have any questions, please get in touch with us.