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Business Applications Playbook

The Business Applications Playbook provides both enterprise software engineers and citizen developers with solutions, capabilities, and code developed to solve real-world problems. Everything in the playbook is developed with, and validated by, some of Microsoft's largest and most influential customers and partners.

This Playbook provides Business Application solutions focused on the following areas:

  • Microsoft low-code and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) technologies extended with code.
  • Cloud platform services
  • Collaborative Apps that integrate data, chat, meetings, apps, and reporting improving workflows.
  • Transformation of business processes for enterprise functions like HR and Finance.
  • Modern tools that enable secure communication, learning, and well-being for employees and frontline workers on any device.

Introducing fusion development

Fusion development combines low-code and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions extended with high-code and governance. By embracing a least-code mindset, fusion development capitalizes on the speed and agility of low-code and SaaS development. High-code is used when needed to assure solutions are scalable, customizable, and maximize the benefits of a managed platform.

The Business Applications Playbook aims to accelerate designing, deploying, and managing solutions that include Microsoft low-code and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) technologies extended with code. Solutions typically include combination of low-code (e.g., Power Platform), SaaS (e.g., Microsoft 365: Graph, cloud platform services (e.g., Azure), and integrations with business applications (e.g., Dynamics 365, SAP, Workday).

Getting started with the Business Applications Playbook

Getting started with Business Applications:

About the Business Applications Playbook

These Playbook solutions employ good engineering practices to accelerate real-world application development. Common themes include:

  • Improving application design and developer productivity by sharing code and knowledge developed by experts for Microsoft customers.
  • Using automation to make repetitive tasks faster, more reliable, and auditable
  • Making application deployments and operations secure and observable.
  • Securing applications by following security best practices at all stages of the engineering lifecycle.
  • Writing portable solutions that run in multiple locations, including edge devices, on-premises data centers, the Microsoft cloud, and competitor's clouds.

Integrated solutions

Playbook solutions span multiple Microsoft products and services and focus on creating integrated end-to-end solutions often using a range of open-source software libraries.

Proven with real customers

All code linked from playbook solutions and capabilities was created working with our customers to develop production solutions. This documentation and code is generalized to remove confidential details.