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EpiServer DXP Deployment API PowerShell Scripts for CI/CD in Azure Devops - Part 2

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In my last-post, we went over the deployment process in the EpiServer DXP environment. I mentioned that the next post would be related to using this within Azure DevOps, but I need to make a slight adjustment based on today's update.

As of today (4/27/2020), EpiServer released their weekly update #313, which included a lot of enhancements for this Deployment API.

In this post, we're going to go through the following:
The new features for the DXP Deployment API from this releaseHow to use the scripts in my previous post to take advantage of the sync-downHow to build a script to export your environment database
Contents Update 313 - What Is New?Powershell ScriptsContent Sync-DownExport Environment DatabaseConclusion
Update 313 - What is New? In this update, there were six updates to the DXP Deployment and API. Most of them are not relating to the deployment API, so we wont go into those in this post, but I will explain how to use the new API features.

These new EpiCloud Powershel…

EpiServer DXP Deployment API PowerShell Scripts for CI/CD in Azure Devops - Part 1

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In late-2019, EpiServer released one of their Beta programs, which would allow partners and developers the ability to control the DXP environment deployments via an API.

There have been a few blog posts (like this one by Anders Wahlqvist) on how to use these APIs in one-off instances, but none in how to make these into reusable generic PowerShell scripts.

What we will be going over in this post is how we use these concepts to create reusable Powershell scripts that can be used for any DXP deployment environment for any client or site.

In the next part of this series, we will cover how to set up a manual Release Pipeline to deploy into Integration.

This will eventually lead us to where we will be able to streamline the creation of a CI/DI Release Pipeline that publish all the way from Integration, to Preproduction, and finally to Production in an automated fashion that uses EpiServers deployment process.
Contents Deployment WorkflowPowershell ScriptsUpload Package to Staging AreaPublis…