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Listener Seth T. Bacon asks what is Microsoft’s position on third-party developed tools. To answer the question, Daryl and Jonas invited Matt Barbour,  Principal Platform Architect – Common Data Services for Applications Platform (CAP) at Microsoft to answer the question:

  • Controls and constraints at the api level
  • Will Microsoft make community tools obsolete in the future?
  • Will Microsoft offer open sourceable tools?
  • How community-developed tools affect Microsoft roadmap.
  • Does Microsoft monitor third-party tools?
  • The most popular tools within Microsoft
  • Early-bound vs. late-bound debate

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