Announcing the General Availability of GitHub Actions for Microsoft Power Platform
We are excited to announce that today, we are making GitHub actions for Microsoft Power Platform generally available. This capability truly expands the coverage for enterprises that want to implement CI/CD with Power Platform Applications driven from a source code first view.
Figure 1: Fusion Development with a CI/CD Pipeline to enable Enterprise Application Lifecycle Management
We recognize that any modern enterprise today wants to deploy their business applications through fully automated build and release pipelines, even if that application is built with low code. To support this, we first enabled this capability with the Power Platform Build Tools, an extension for Azure DevOps and are now introducing these same capabilities on GitHub, with the GitHub Actions for Power Platform. This enables professional developers to create GitHub Workflows that make the move from code to cloud even faster, all embedded within the source code itself.
As part of the general availability, we are also thrilled to announce that the actions can now run on both Windows and Ubuntu Linux runners.
How do I get started?
Figure 2: GitHub Market Place with the Power Platform actions ready to install
To learn more about GitHub actions and workflows in general, we recommend reading the following resources from GitHub:
What capabilities are available with the GitHub Actions?
There are two types of actions available:
The administrative functions deal with capabilities like:
- Create an environment.
- Delete an environment.
- Backup an environment.
- Restore an environment.
- Reset an environment.
Actions for Solution Management and Package management:
These actions are used to automate solution management and package management and includes:
- Pack solution
- Unpack solution
- Export solution
- Import solution
- Publish solution
- Upgrade solution
- Deploy Package
Additionally, a Helper function “Who-am-I” is also available. This helper function helps you validate that you are authenticated and can connect to the Power Platform environment that you are running the actions/workflow against.
Please feel free to provide us with feedback on your experiences with these actions via the community or at ISVFeedback@microsoft.com