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Release Management with Artifacts & Stages – CI / CD 8

Release Management with Artifacts & Stages – CI / CD 8

In my last article of the CI/CD series I explained which package types I use to upload my Artifacts. As you can imagine, this is just one piece of the puzzle in my release management workflow for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. More important for me is the correct traceability of my artifacts. In other words, this is the key to keep control over my projects. As a result, I track each of my Artifacts respective to each deployment stage….

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Package Types for Business Central Artifacts – CI / CD 7

Package Types for Business Central Artifacts – CI / CD 7

In my last CI / CD post I promised to describe: “… why I use Universal Packages for my artifacts”. To explain this, I must answer the following question: What kind of artifacts do I have in my Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central projects? Well, my answer is simple: I usually have to manage files in my CD process… 😮 Simple Files My CI build pipelines compile and create my Apps-Files. In case of Hybrid-Development, my Artifacts are also FOB-Files….

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Application Versions – CI / CD Part 5

Application Versions – CI / CD Part 5

Classic NAV development processes, customizations with C/Side became obsolete in the Business Central age was replaced by Apps. Apps have version numbers to identify which app version is newer, handle updates and finally synchronize data changes in the right order. New App Versions are produced by fully automated CI processes in a very short time and the generated Artifacts replace the installed version in target environments during automated CD processes. The application version helps to keep the necessary overview and…

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Controlling the Artifact Flow – CI / CD Part 2

Controlling the Artifact Flow – CI / CD Part 2

In my last post I described my view on Artifacts and Deployment Stages. Now it’s time to look at the Artifact flow. Remember, an Artifact is unchangeable. Therefore it’s deployed only in one direction – strait forward – until any stage in the flow fails or it reaches the final destination. Controlling the Flow You control the flow – each stage – by these questions: When is a stage executed? … Trigger(s) Who allow the Artifact to enter the stage and what must be or informed?…

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Artifacts and Deployment Stages – CI / CD Part 1

Artifacts and Deployment Stages – CI / CD Part 1

Setup of a modern Development Process for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central with Azure DevOps is state of the art. It’s future proof, especially to handle monthly updates in the SaaS world. Unfortunately, there is no standard setup for Azure DevOps and no standard CI / CD process available – not yet. Conclusion – we need to define this Setup and the CI / CD process for MSDyn365BC! Artifacts Let’s keep it simple – an Azure DevOps Artifact is a package….

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