Azure Pipelines for Power Automate Flows
A blog post by Robert Pröll
Posted: 11.2020 | Category: ALM | Author: Robert Pröll Tags: DEPLOYMENTS CI/CD DEVOPS ALM POWER AUTOMATE FLOWS DYNAMICS 365
Flows can now be part of classic solutions, which means the import dialog process will ask for connection mappings (if not already mapped).
As an ISV for enterprise deployment tools, we have to handle many different scenarios, but for most D365 deployments, you just have to understand the basics to be able to customize your deployment solutions according to your own needs.
This article provides quickstart guide on how to implement CI/CD for Power Automate Flows – For Enterprise Environments make sure you fully understand all dependencies and use cases (e.g. impersonations etc. )
Basic flow for automated Power Automate deployments:
- Define connections for each environment
- Import Solutions
- Update connection references
- Turn on flows
Technically (simplified solution viewpoint) flows are just workflows saved in a different format. The exported solution includes the following information:
How to solve it:
Step 1: Create Connections for each environment
This needs to be done just once for each environment or if you need to connect to new services.
Go to https://make.powerapps.com/environments and add one single connection for each service.
Step 3: Activate Flows:
Flows must be activated if the attributes have been changed.
KDTooling Enterprise Deployments:
Enterprise-ready Power Automate connection management can be done with just a few clicks.
KDTooling DM fully supports users with different ways to ensure connections are correctly set up through different environments:
.NET Software Architect
Key areas of interest: ALM, .NET C#, PowerShell, Azure, Dynamics 365 Tooling
Robert started in the area of ASP.NET projects and has now more than 7 years of experience in the international Dynamics Enterprise business.
He works mainly as an principal software architect at Kupp and as a external consultant for Microsoft.