D365 V9.0 – A Feature a Day – Virtual Entities in V9.0 (Integration Made Easy)

Today we continue with the blog series D365 V9.0 – A Feature a Day, and I am enjoying the self-discovery process of all the new improvements that have been made to the V9.0 platform. Today’s feature will be focusing on the newly introduced Virtual Entities.

Today’s Feature – Virtual Entities

Previously the options for integrating external data sources into your Dynamics solution were limited usually involving persisting external data within your organisation database or developing client side script to pull on demand.

Today, Microsoft Dynamics 365 V9.0 offers a new way of integrating external data in a friendly manner – introducing Virtual Entities.

Virtual Entities behave similarly to regular entities but instead sources its data from external sources.

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Adelaide Dynamics 365 User Group – Cognitive Computing

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Cognitive Computing is being used all around you, and you probably don’t even know it. Facebook is listening to your conversations and showing you advertisements based on the words you use and the emotions you show. Facebook auto-tags people in photos based on facial recognition. Call centres are recording conversations and determining sentiment en-mass (ideally to provide you a better service  ). Casinos are watching you walk in and matching you against criminal databases.

Microsoft is investing heavily in this space also:

”Microsoft Cognitive Services let you build apps with powerful algorithms to see, hear, speak, understand and interpret our needs using natural methods of communication, with just a few lines of code. Easily add intelligent features, such as emotion and sentiment detection, vision and speech recognition, language understanding, knowledge and search, into your app, across devices and platforms, such as iOS, Android and Windows, keep improving and are easy to set up.”

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