The UI Team is hard at work delivering an improved user experience in the entity customization process. They have just moved the View Designer into public preview.
If you want to give it a try, open a D365CE or CDS environment that you have been working with from this URL – https://preview.web.powerapps.com
Then navigate to Data > Entities > Accounts > Views (or any other entity of your choice). When you click on a view in the list, it will now open up in the new View Designer.
In the upper right hand corner of the screen you will see the “Save” and “Publish” buttons.
“Save” is a split button with “Save as” as an additional action. “Publish” now performs both a Save and a Publish. Whoo! hoo!!!.
This is just one of many improvements in the new design process. Stay tuned for more.