Public Preview of GitHub Actions for Power Platform ALM
Sep24

Public Preview of GitHub Actions for Power Platform ALM

There is a new kid in town! Not long after the Power Apps Build Tools for Azure Dev Ops were released out of beta under the new name of Power Apps Build Tools (https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=microsoft-IsvExpTools.PowerPlatform-BuildTools) the new set of GitHub actions for Power Platform ALM have been released in public preview (

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Pets vs. Cattle – How to manage your Power App Environments
Sep11

Pets vs. Cattle – How to manage your Power App Environments

A situation I see very frequently is where there is a ‘special’ PowerApps environment that holds the master unmanaged customizations. This environment is looked after for fear of losing the ability to deploy updates to production since with managed solutions you can’t re-create your unmanaged environment. Sometimes, a new partner starts working with a customer only to find that they have… Continue Reading...

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ALM for low-code: are we there yet?
Jun17

ALM for low-code: are we there yet?

Application Lifecycle Management often deals with tools and concepts from the pro-developer world that aren’t necessarily easy to apply as-is to the new world of low-code applications. What do you need to consider in your ALM strategy to align it with the citizen developer language and mindset? The post ALM for low-code: are we there yet? appeared first on Jukka Niiranen. Continue Reading Jukka Niiranen’s Article on their...

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Let's chat about the new Power Platform ALM Guidance – YouTube
May14

Let's chat about the new Power Platform ALM Guidance – YouTube

Join Trica, Jonas, Reece and I for this epic hour and a quarter discussion about the new PowerPlatform ALM Guidance: Guidance – https://docs.microsoft.com/power-platform/alm/ Power Apps Build Tools – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/developer/common-data-service/build-tools-tutorial-faq Admin in a Day – https://github.com/microsoft/powerapps-tools/tree/master/Administration/AdminInADay...

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ALM for Power Platform Dataflows – The story begins
May10

ALM for Power Platform Dataflows – The story begins

Today I was surprised and very happy when I found that we are now able to create a Power Platform Dataflow FROM WITHIN A SOLUTION! This is a game changer and a major improvement for Dataflows! From zero ALM to being able to manage Dataflows in solutions. I just had to give it a try. So many questions popped up into my mind. Are we now able to export Dataflows from one environment and import to… Continue Reading...

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Simple ALM for Power Apps/Dynamics 365 Projects Revisited – Power Apps Build Tools edition
Apr07

Simple ALM for Power Apps/Dynamics 365 Projects Revisited – Power Apps Build Tools edition

A few months back I wrote a post on how to implement simple PowerShell scripts to export, unpack and import solutions for Dynamics 365 and Power App projects. That post can be found here and is still relevant; Simple ALM for Dynamics 365/CDS Projects Summary All PowerApps/Dynamics 365/CDS projects, big or small should be using some form of source control for customization.You don’t… Continue Reading Nick Doelman’s Article...

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ALM – Run EasyRepro in Azure DevOps Pipeline
Mar29

ALM – Run EasyRepro in Azure DevOps Pipeline

In my previews articles, you learned about Basic ALM, how to use the Solution Checker in an Azure DevOps pipeline as well as how to use the results of it. In this article you will learn another “Quality Gate” you could add to your ALM process. We look at how to run EasyRepro in Azure DevOps Pipeline. EasyRepro EasyRepro is a UI (User Interface) Test Framework for Dynamics 365 and all… Continue Reading...

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ALM – Use Results of Solution Checker
Mar06

ALM – Use Results of Solution Checker

In my last post, you learned how to use the Solution Checker in an Azure DevOps pipeline. Lars Martin asked a question regarding using the results of this step on LinkedIn. This inspired me to write this article. Thanks to Lars. Result The Solution Checker will evaluate a solutions zip file against certain criteria. If a violation or issue is found it will be marked and shown in the… Continue Reading Benedikt’s Article on...

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ALM – Using “Solution Checker” in a pipeline
Feb23

ALM – Using “Solution Checker” in a pipeline

In my last post, I explained a Basic ALM process for CDS. In this article, I promised to write about different Quality Gates to improve a pipeline. Today we will learn how it is possible to use the “Solution Checker” in a pipeline as a Quality Gate (QG). This kind of QG would fit in different parts of the Basic ALM process. For example, before pushing the unmanaged solution to the source… Continue Reading...

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CDS – Basic ALM process
Feb10

CDS – Basic ALM process

In today’s article, I will explain a Basic ALM Process inside of CDS. This article is split into 3 Areas Explaining ALMGoal processImplement the process For the implementation, I will use Azure DevOps and the PowerApps BuildTools. Explaining ALM The application lifecycle describes the complete circle an application normally does over and over again. The following image describes… Continue Reading Benedikt’s Article...

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Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) in Dynamics 365 F&O
Feb03

Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) in Dynamics 365 F&O

This episode is brought to you by Maplytics by Inogic and D365UG. This week we are re-joined by MVP Sukrut Parab and Sr. Architect Satish Panwar to talk about what you need to know about ALM best practices for a Dynamics 365 F&O deployment. Phases of ALM Why you need to use a good ALM process Manual vs. automated deployments Automated testing Can ALM work with other systems than DevOps?… Continue Reading Joel...

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Simple ALM for Dynamics 365/CDS Projects
Oct31

Simple ALM for Dynamics 365/CDS Projects

Summary All PowerApps/Dynamics 365/CDS projects, big or small should be using some form of source control for customization.You don’t necessarily need to build complicated build pipelines or continuous integrations to implement an ALM process.This post provides instructions on installing tools and setting up some PowerShell scripts to automate some tedious chores when managing Dynamics… Continue Reading Nick...

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DevOps ALM automation in Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations
Oct29

DevOps ALM automation in Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

I’ve already written some posts about development Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) for Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations in the past: Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations and Azure DevOps (part I) Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations and Azure DevOps (part II) Setting up Release Pipeline in Azure DevOps for Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations Set up the new Azure DevOps… Continue Reading Adrià...

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Maker Experience, ALM for Canvas Apps and the Power Management Framework with Ryan Cunningham – YouTube
Feb26

Maker Experience, ALM for Canvas Apps and the Power Management Framework with Ryan Cunningham – YouTube

We chat with Ryan Cunningham to discuss the Maker Experience, ALM for Canvas Apps and Power Management Framework What You Will Learn: ✅Personal information and what Ryan does outside of his Microsoft day job ✅Role in Microsoft as a Group Program Manager ✅Working with the core CDS platform team ✅How a massive endorsement translates to business, engineering, design, and vision in context of the GPM for PowerApps role ✅How he keeps the...

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Maker Experience, ALM for Canvas Apps and the Power Management Framework with Ryan Cunningham
Feb25

Maker Experience, ALM for Canvas Apps and the Power Management Framework with Ryan Cunningham

Maker Experience, ALM for Canvas Apps and the Power Management Framework with Ryan Cunningham Full show notes available here: Maker Experience, ALM for Canvas Apps and the Power Management Framework with Ryan Cunningham Ryan Cunningham is a driving force in the world of PowerApps. He’s the Principal GPM of Microsoft for PowerApps and is being described as one of the best names out there. He leads a team that helps people around...

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Power Apps 9: Custom controls, CDS, and ALM
Jan18

Power Apps 9: Custom controls, CDS, and ALM

This episode is brought to you by MSCRM-addons.com Attachment Extractor. In this episode of the PowerApps Podcast, Those Dynamics Guys (Kyle Hill & Chris Huntingford) discuss CDS, ALM best… Continue Reading Joel Lindstrom’s Article on their blog

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