Microsoft Previews Common Data Model (CDM), Releases UWP Exporter for Clickteam Fusion 2.5

Microsoft Common Data Model (CDM) will be shipping soon in preview as a first class business database for PowerApps. Clickteam Fusion 2.5 adds UWP Exporter.

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Microsoft open ups the public preview of their Common Data Model database available on August 8.

One available, y'll have the ability to define entities, use Excel add-in to modify data and also create business apps using entities from PowerApps Studio.

In addition, the Common Data Model preview is being integrated with Microsoft Flow, and will allow companies to start building their own Flows to automate the collection of data.

Additionally, the Common Data Model is also directly integrated into PowerApps and Power BI, helping companies for building custom business apps and the coming Dynamics 365 ERP and Dynamics CRM cloud bundle.

Microsoft Common Data Model (CDM) as "an out-of-box business database for storing and managing business entities."

Opening up the Common Data Model to testers will allow companies to add "new entities" to the database that relate to the already present "standard entities." Companies can then use the Common Data Model to unify their business data.

To get started with using the Common Data Model and Microsoft Flow, you can read the CDM annoncement, or check out the list of templates here.

Microsoft Common Data Model (CDM)

In another developers related news, new UWP Exporter for Clickteam Fusion 2.5, a game and software creation tool used to write 2D games and apps across different platforms is launched.

"With this integration, game and app makers can bring their creations to Windows 10 with a simple mouse click," Microsoft stated.

For those unfamiliar with Clickteam Fusion 2.5, "it allows anyone to create 2D games – no programming knowledge necessary. Once they've learned the basics (which takes about an hour), aspiring game makers can build side-scrollers, puzzle games, action games and more."

"Instead of requiring users learn a programming language, Clickteam Fusion 2.5 uses visual programming, allowing developers to drag and drop objects to build a game world. Graphics can be created using the tool's built-in graphics editor, imported from your collection or selected from Fusion's library of pre-made graphics," explains Microsoft.

Additionally, the UWP Exporter also includes features "such as hardware acceleration, joystick-powered virtual mouse support, HTML5 and more."

Xbox Gamepad support is also set to be supported in the future.

Developers interested can download a free limited version of Clickteam Fusion 2.5 here, or the full version here.

Clickteam Fusion 2.5 Adds New UWP Exporter