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 combinations of low-code (for example, Power Platform), SaaS for example, Microsoft 365: Overview of Microsoft Graph, cloud platform services (for example, Azure), and integrations with business applications (for example, Dynamics 365, SAP, Workday).

Some good places to start with Business Applications:

About the business applications playbook

These playbook solutions employ good engineering practices to accelerate real-world application development by following good engineering practices, such as:

  • 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. While the documentation and code is generalized to remove confidential details, it is real code that has been deployed by Microsoft customers. The playbook shares real-world approaches and learnings that have worked for real projects.