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Power Platform Extension for VS Code

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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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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

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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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Connect with the Microsoft Power Platform ALM Team at the Kansas City User Group January 14

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Join the Power Platform Application License Management (ALM) team members for a session on the best tactics implementing Power Platform ALM processes and highlight the all-new Power Platform ALM Starter Kit. An open-source project built by the Power Customer Advisory Team (CAT) to accelerate your ability to get started with productively perform ALM using the Power Platform. Where: https://aka.ms/KansasCityPPUG When: Thu, January 14, 2021 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST

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Announcing the new solution import experience with connections and environment variables

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Today we’re excited to announce a broad set of new ALM capabilities for importing solutions. In addition to these modern new interfaces, now you can establish connections as well as set values for environment variables.  We’re also excited to announce that environment variables are now generally available. Together, these features address some of the largest application lifecycle management problems facing the Power Platform.

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