Microsoft Power Pages

Power Pages provides businesses with a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform for creating and hosting websites. They are based on the latest Microsoft security and can quickly be configured, working across many browsers and devices.

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What is Microsoft Power Pages?

Microsoft Power Pages, based on the previously named Microsoft Power Apps Portals, has become a standalone product due to its potential. Microsoft have invested and developed heavily in Power Pages, creating a low-code website builder for external and internal use.

The product has evolved so you can design a modern website on the technology. This also means capitalising on the data inside of Dataverse, linking all of the Power Platform products together.

As well as low code options, you can also involve a developer to further enhance the look and feel of the website. The options are limitless!

Low code

Low code, secure website creation

Using out-of-the-box templates, you can quickly and easily create high quality websites for your business. The templates offered by Microsoft focus on various business types, for example tailored to different industries and the needs of each.

These websites are automatically responsive to different browsers and devices, meaning you don't have to write a single line of code to make this happen. But obviously a developer can extend the simplicity offered by Power Pages and create something powerful just for you.

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The benefits of Power Pages

Here at The Power People, we're excited by what Power Pages offers and the way in which it extends the Power Platform so naturally.

Here are just a few of the benefits you can expect from Power Pages:

  • Quick to implement and build with using templates without a need for code
  • Integrates with all elements of the Power Platform
  • World-class security provided by Microsoft, which is updated and improved upon 
  • Runs upon Microsoft Azure, meaning encryption and user roles secure important information
  • Developers can use the familiar environment of Visual Studio Code to advance the look and feel of the websites further
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Features of Power Pages

Power Pages is readymade to become your place of communication with partners, your community and, most importantly, your customers. You can set up a page for Frequently Asked Questions and assist your customers without taking time from your support team.

See some of our favourite features below:

  • Customisable templates full of advanced features, holding sample data for you to test the functionality
  • Design studio environment for creation, including video, form and list modules
  • Learning hub updated by Microsoft, containing tutorials across a wide array of topics and examples
  • 30-day free trial is available for you to test the features before you commit to a purchase
Power Platform

Power Pages and the Power Platform

Dataverse
Store important information securely from your business systems using Dataverse - including from your Power Pages sites. This could be form submissions, analytics, cookies and more.

Power Apps
Power Apps could be created to collect information from salespeople, customers, contacts etc. This could then be utilised within your Power Pages site, for example which products are selling well currently.

Power Automate
Flows created in Power Automate can interact with your Power Pages site through data. This means you could automate messages, for example reminders based on data from Power Pages.

Power BI
Integrate Power BI dashboards into your Power Pages site, so users of your portals can interact with data in the ways you allow. This also includes tiles and reports within Power BI.

Power Virtual Agents
Microsoft have publicised plans to make it possible for Power Virtual Agent bots to be integrated into your Power Pages websites. They could then be used by your visitors to self-help where necessary.

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Power Pages Examples

Power Pages can be utilised for both external and internal audiences. As the product originated from Power Apps Portals, Power Pages is ready to be used as an enterprise-grade platform.

Power Pages has been used for government services, COVID-19 response services, universities, travel agencies and more. Common uses are to take bookings, feedback, hold events and host forms.

Data and access is controlled using role-based permissions, meaning you can rest easy, knowing personal data of your users and visitors is secure. This is all based on the power and backing of Microsoft Dataverse.

The Power People offering

The Power People Offering

The Power People are a Microsoft Power Pages Partner, specialising in all of the products within the Power Platform.

Our expert team love to scope out solutions for any problem within your business - whatever it may be, contact us and let our consultants streamline your processes and bring further efficiency to your business.

We've built solutions for all of the Power Platform products and love to see the benefits they bring. If you'd like to see some examples of the work we've done previously, head to our developed solutions page.

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Licence & Pricing

Power Pages Licensing

Microsoft Power Pages is currently pre-release and therefore does not have a defined licensing structure confirmed by Microsoft. The product is due for general release later in 2022. You can get a free trial of the software from Microsoft's site here.

When you begin to work on creating Power Pages using your trial and want to make these creations permanent, the previous Power Apps Portals licensing can be used. You can read more about converting a portal on Microsoft's website here.

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Discovery Call

Discovery Call

Microsoft Power Pages has the potential to bring a multitude of benefits to your business - especially when partnered with the other Power Platform products. Efficiency and automation are the name of the game.

To understand just how game changing Power Pages and its friends could be for your organisation, we offer a free one-hour consultation with our expert team. Book your Discovery Call today and see why we love this product so much!

It could cover Power Pages or the wealth of Power Platform products, depending on your requirements. Whatever the case may be, get in touch and let us know how we can help.

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Power Pages FAQs

What happened to Power Portals?

Power Apps Portals was evolved further by Microsoft into the standalone website creation application we now know as Power Pages. Therefore, Power Apps Portals is not available for purchase anymore. The functionality that you may have known from Power Apps Portals is now encompassed within Power Pages, plus much more has been added!

How secure are the Power Pages sites?

The Power Pages sites are built on top of the world-class security offering from Microsoft, including the backend infrastructure of Azure and Dataverse. Role-based permissions maintain the limits on access that you set from the start. There are a variety of roles to choose from, so you can set the most appropriate roles for those who require access to the Power Pages sites.

Does Power Pages work with all of the Power Platform?

Yes - as always with the Power Platform, the applications seamlessly integrate and bring out the best in each other. Power BI can be integrated to Power Pages, revealing chosen dashboards and reports within your portal. Power Automate can be used to trigger actions based on data from your Power Pages site.

When will Power Pages become available?

Microsoft Power Pages will be available on general release towards the end of 2022.

Power Pages Support

Power Pages Support

The Power People offer support for Power Pages, as well as the remaining members of the Power Platform family.

If you need help understanding the possibilities Power Pages offers, get in touch and we will be happy to help you. If you are further advanced in your journey, why not book a free Discovery Call? One of our experts will spend time understanding your business and uncover the inefficiencies that the Power Platform can solve.

We can support you in your journey towards finding a perfect fit for Power Pages, a solution which we are excited to see the future of!

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Resources

Resource - Video Guides

Power Pages Tutorials

See a catalogue of Microsoft's video guides for Power Pages, from how to get started to custom styling.

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Resource - Step-by-step

Get started with Power Pages

Follow Microsoft's step-by-step guidance in creating your first Power Pages site.

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