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Garret Mott
21-Jul-2020, 04:27 PM

Introducing Microsoft Dataflex, a new low-code data platform for Microsoft Teams

Todd Forsberg
21-Jul-2020, 04:42 PM
Where are the DAW copyright/trademark attorneys when you need them?

Garret Mott
21-Jul-2020, 05:24 PM
Will copyright cover capitalization? DataFlex (DAW) & Dataflex (MS)...

Todd Forsberg
21-Jul-2020, 05:30 PM
Dunno. Ask the lawyers.

Todd Forsberg
21-Jul-2020, 05:32 PM
But I've heard of Apple bringing litigation to other companies for using "i" something in the product name.

21-Jul-2020, 05:55 PM
copyright is not about a name or mark. that would be a trademark.

copyright is used to protect creative or intellectual works were a trademark protects a log, name, phrase etc

but that doesnt mean a trademark stops someone else from using the same name in another mark.

there are a number of products and companies using the DataFlex name. Heck there is a company in Japan called Starzen that sells frozen meat products

Garret Mott
21-Jul-2020, 09:09 PM
You're right - of course - on trademark vs. copyright.

Garret Mott
21-Jul-2020, 09:09 PM
Just had a thought - maybe this move will get DAW to think about Linux and/or Macs?

Yeah, I know.

Chip Casanave
21-Jul-2020, 11:01 PM
I've commented on this surprising development here (https://support.dataaccess.com/Forums/showthread.php?66168-Microsoft-Dataflex&p=357081#post357081).

Garret Mott
22-Jul-2020, 05:21 AM
Thought you might! Good luck with this.

30-Jul-2020, 02:05 PM
They are telling EVERYONE :( in my mailbox just a few minutes ago (as the O365 admin)

"Select Microsoft 365 and Office 365 subscriptions that include Power Apps and Power Automate are expanding with the introduction of Microsoft Dataflex – a built-in, flexible datastore supporting relational, image and file data with a one-click experience for deploying solutions natively in Teams.
Your users will be able to access these public preview features in Teams beginning in mid-August.

With Dataflex, Power Apps will provide an integrated app studio that lets users build and deploy custom apps within Teams."

24-Sep-2020, 11:14 AM
Phew that was close :D


Looks like 'flex' might be the new buzz word