Gartner Research

Implementing Microsoft Dynamics 365 Applications Using Power Apps and DevOps

Published: 16 January 2020

ID: G00433833

Analyst(s): Jeffery Skowron


Dynamics 365 CE offers a collection of business applications built on the Microsoft Power Platform. Application technical professionals tasked with implementing Dynamics 365 CE business applications require the capabilities to support agile practices and DevOps process to succeed.

Table Of Contents


  • Research Scope
  • Dynamics 365 CE Applications
  • Automated Deployment of Dynamics 365 CE Applications
    • CI/CD for Dynamics 365 Applications
    • Application Changes and Versioning
    • Automated Application Builds and Releases
  • Test-First Approach for Dynamics 365
    • Test Automation
    • Static Application Validation
  • Environment Management Capabilities
    • Observability and Visibility for Dynamics 365 Environments
    • Administering Dynamics 365 Environments
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses


The Details

  • Understanding the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Landscape
  • Dynamics 365 CE Application Capabilities
  • Dynamics 365 Service Updates
  • Model-Driven Applications for Dynamics 365 Service Limits
    • Storage Limits
    • Request Limits
  • Adopting Behavior-Driven Development

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