Power Pages

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What is Power Pages?

Power Pages is an evolution of Power portals, featuring a brand-new design studio and templates. It provides a low-code way to create, host, and manage process-driven secure websites for internal, and external users.

Power Pages has something in store for every type of user starting from IT Pros who can use predefined templates to spin up websites quickly to pro developers who can start from scratch using the low-code design studio or use Visual Studio to code advanced capabilities with JavaScript, liquid tags, and more.

Power Pages are also for creating websites that automate business processes for people outside an organization to reduce the time taken to complete tasks and increase efficiency.

What has changed since Power Portals?


Design Studio
The design studio is a great new feature Power Pages which simplifies the process of building professional web portals. Pages workspace provides designers greater flexibility to design layouts and add components such as images, Power BI reports, tables, and forms on the other hand styling workspace gives greater control over the visual appearance. Each portal’s look can be personalized to a great extent to configure and publish business websites that are consistent with corporate branding, and potentially less need to create CSS.

Improved integration with Dataverse
Power Pages inherited one of the best features of power portals i.e. to present data stored in Dataverse and capture data through web forms and store it in Dataverse and added some cool extra features to it. This enables organizations to surface data to external users on their Power Pages website. For example, using the initial out-of-the-box templates, pages can be published, allowing contacts to book an appointment, check the status of an application or register for an event.

Content Delivery Network
A CDN delivers static content to web visitors faster thanks to proximity and optimized connections.
Power Pages stores the static portal contents such as images, buttons, style sheets, and scripts on CDN servers to serve these to visitors from the nearest network location.

Responsive Rendering
The websites developed using Power Pages are completely responsive thanks to the built-in Bootstrap user experience framework which enables fully responsive rendering without needing to write a line of code. This means that the Power Pages website will be usable on every type of device.
It will also enable the use of QR codes to easily preview sites with a responsive layout running on a mobile device or desktop.

Integration with Power Platform Components Power Apps 

Although there is no direct integration with PowerApps however the data collected in any Power Apps, including Dynamics 365, can be surfaced within Power Pages.

Power Pages is powered by Dataverse to securely store and manage data enabling forms, views, dashboards, and other familiar app components to surface Dataverse data.

Power Automate 
Flows can be connected to processes handled within Power Pages to interact with data and actions.

Power BI 
Power Pages enables you to surface reports created using Dataverse data as well. Reports, dashboards, and tiles can be integrated, enabling portal users to access and interact with these visualizations.

Power Virtual Agents 
You can add a power virtual agent bot to the power pages portal so that visitors can interact with your bot directly on your portal’s page. A chatbot (bot) configured with different topics and trigger phrases can automatically respond to questions posted by a visitor in a chat conversation.