Microsoft PowerApps portal debuts with new maker experience

Microsoft has launched its PowerApps portal. The introduction of the web apps design platform will enable the ability to build low-code, responsive websites through a dedicated portal designer. External users would be allowed to interact with the data stored in the Common Data Service. Also, it will add key capabilities like,

  1. Customers and partners engagement
  2. Integration with Microsoft Services
  3. Modeling complex business processes.

PowerApps Portal Dashboard

PowerApps portal will come to Public Preview next month

PowerApps Portal will equip users the ability to build low-code, responsive websites which will allow external users to interact with the data stored in the Common Data Service.

Today we’re excited to announce PowerApps Portals, the ability to build low-code, responsive websites which allow external users to interact with the data stored in the Common Data Service. Starting in next month, you’ll be able to create a new App type called “Portal” directly from PowerApps. Using a simple, dedicated designer experience, makers can create pixel-perfect websites which are custom branded and allow users to interact with data stored in the Common Data Service, mentioned Charles Lamanna, General Manager of Microsoft PowerApps.

1] Customers and partners engagement

Access to a portal will be possible through multiple methods including

  • Personal accounts
  • LinkedIn
  • Azure Active Director,
  • Anonymous access

This capability will enable organizations to create websites which can be shared with users external to their organization either anonymously or through the login providers mentioned above.

2] Integration with Microsoft Services

PowerApps Portal will offer deep integration with several Microsoft services to enhance the developer’s portal with rich content and provide a personalized experience. The services include,

Azure AD B2C, Power BI embed, Microsoft SharePoint, Azure Blob Storage, Microsoft Flow, and Azure Application Insights to enhance your portal with rich content and provide a personalized experience to your customers.

3] Modeling complex business processes

PowerApps Portal will offer the same professional developer capabilities as seen in Common Data Service platform and Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement Portal to give your websites a more real-life experience.

PowerApps Portals is likely to be available for Public Preview next month. Interested users can subscribe to PowerApps Portals.

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The author Hemant Saxena is a post-graduate in technology and has an immense interest in following Microsoft and other technology developments around the world. Quiet by nature, he is an avid Lacrosse player.

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