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Power Platform Extension for VS Code

Headshot of article author Kartik Kanakasabesan (HE/HIM)

On May 25th, we announced the public preview of the Power Platform Extension to VS Code. This helps organizations that continue to strive bridging the “collaboration” gap between with code-first developers and citizen developers.  This public preview is available for developers on MacOS (Intel, and M1) and on Windows10.  

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Dataverse demystified | Using the Power Platform’s advanced data backend for all your apps

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Check out the new demo-filled Dataverse episode of Microsoft Mechanics.  The interview covers the topics we get asked about most and covers everything from building low code Power Apps with Dataverse for Teams to defining business rules to creating search powered chatbots with Power Virtual Agents to a tour of pro dev capabilities in Dataverse.

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Announcing data source environment variables

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Today we’re excited to announce a vast new set of capabilities that provide enterprise grade application lifecycle management for the data sources used within canvas apps and cloud flows. Environment variables are now natively built into authoring experiences across canvas apps and flows as well as solution and solution import experiences. We’ve also added several new API’s to simplify working with environment variables in code and within automated ALM pipelines. 

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Key ALM updates

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This blog will cover several recent improvements for application and environment lifecycle management as well as a glimpse into our ALM roadmap. If you haven’t already, now is the time to adopt solutions and an ALM strategy!

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Source code files for Canvas apps

Headshot of article author Greg Lindhorst

Imagine using GitHub and Visual Studio Code with the text formulas of a Canvas app.  Teams can collaborate on apps: they can work on private branches, diff changes, create pull requests for review, and merge into master. We are very pleased to announce the experimental release of a tool that enables these modern miracles.  It is but the first step as we make application lifecycle management easier for formulas and Canvas apps.

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