Reporting Common Data Service Storage Capacity

Following the change that Microsoft has recently made to its Dynamics 365 cloud storage model a preview of supporting analytics has now been shared.

As featured in our earlier post, the Dynamics 365 storage model now reflects three storage types: data, files and logs.

Default capacity is available for each storage type and additional storage entitlement will accrue for data and file capacity on a per user basis.

Another important part of this change enables Dynamics 365 customers to deploy additional production and non-production / sandbox environments at no additional cost, subject to available storage space.

Existing Dynamics customers are not impacted change until renewal, and can also hold onto their current storage model for a further subscription period, but get earlier entitlement to the new Files and Log capacities.

Visualisations of these capacities and current usage will be available in the Power Platform Admin Centre as a single place to assess this data.

A new overall capacity page will show total usage by tenant across database, files, and logs highlighting the remaining available percentage. 

A breakdown of these overall capacities in a table across each type will confirm the additional storage entitlements for purchased user licences (database and file types) in addition to the default capacity and any additional storage purchase.

The dashboard will also show which environments / instances consume the most capacity, and across which storage types.

Further analysis will be available through a per environment tab enabling drill-down analysis for each.

Trial, preview, support and developer environments don't count against storage capacity and are shown as zero usage. 

All Common Data Service environments are counted so this will also list any PowerApp environments.

Actual consumption will be shown within environmental analytics. These will support trend analysis over time by database, file and log type and each chart will show the top database tables and their growth. For example, a table for 'AuditBase' would feature prominently in the log usage chart.

Keep an eye out for this new Capacity section in the Power Platform Admin Center!


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