Some personal perspectives on recent CDS terminology changes

14 November 2020
Daniel Cai

Update on Nov 30, 2020 - After much deliberation, I have decided to retract the original writing of this blog post. In retracting the content, I have a few things that I would like to share.

  • In writing my blog post, I believe I have made my point, I hope this was heard as one kind of community voices. I know that I won't get everyone's endorsement, but I think it is important to maintain a democratic environment in the community. We all have different perspectives when seeing things, particularly those big terminology and branding changes as they affect the way that we communicate on an everyday basis as professionals. It is important to hear what others say as well. We should not turn into enemies just because we have different perspectives. Particularly when it comes to naming, it is not always wrong or right, but more about the accuracy of the terminologies be used, and visions that carry around when a new branding is introduced. I hope my blog post has served its purpose for the short period of 2-week time.
  • In today's world, nobody is perfect. We all make mistakes. For those of us who have more power making changes, we should be particularly more careful, as the changes we make can have a bigger impact. It has been well said that "With great power comes great responsibility".
  • Inventing new terminologies and brand names is difficult in today's world, due to the massive inter-connected global IT market. We should not give up our hope.
  • I want to congratulate the Microsoft Dynamics team, they have successfully transitioned the product into a core Microsoft service offering, which is a great achievement. I can imagine the scale of new developers coming onboard this platform, it must be massive. This is an incredible achievement in such a short period of time, I believe this trend will continue to grow.
  • It will take time for us to adopt, but I sure hope that such adoption will gradually settle down, and we all find our passions one way or another.

Thank you for reading, I can be reached on LinkedIn or twitter if you have more to share. Have a wonderful holiday time!