The Microsoft Power Platform received quite exciting announcements during Microsoft Build, from Power Pages joining the Power Platform family as its own standalone product to help enhance productivity among teams and organizations through allowing citizen and professional developers to seamlessly build websites by using low code/no code or using professional developer tools like Visual Studio code.
Understanding Power Pages
Microsoft Power Pages is a secure, enterprise-grade, low-code software as a service (SaaS) platform for creating, hosting, and administering modern external-facing business websites. Whether you're a low-code maker or a professional developer, Power Pages enables you to rapidly design, configure, and publish websites that seamlessly work across web browsers and devices.
Power Pages is the newest member of the Microsoft Power Platform family. With Power Pages, you can build sites by using the same shared business data stored in Microsoft Dataverse that you use for building apps, workflows, intelligent virtual agents, reports, and analytics with other Microsoft Power Platform components in your organization.
Power Pages Capabilities
Getting started with Power Pages
To start building sites with Power Pages, you have to first sign up for a free 30-day trial using the following steps:
Building your first site with Power Pages
Create a site
Power Pages provides a list of templates to choose from to quickly build your site. Customize and design your site using the new Power Pages design studio. Choose a default template to build your site or use scenario-based templates to accelerate creating your site
Use Design Studio
The Power Pages design studio is an intuitive interface that enables low-code makers to build and configure rich business web apps.
The design studio has four maker experience which are called workspaces that allow makers to focus on specific jobs on the site development process. These are:
Create and Design pages
A page in Power Pages is a webpage: a container for content that's identified by a unique URL in a website. A page is one of the core objects of the website. The Pages workspace enables you to design and build webpages with in-context editing and add content with no-code and low-code widgets such as text, image, video, Power BI reports, lists, forms, and others. Create a page in Power Pages following these steps:
Style your site/page
Power Pages contains a robust set of themes and tools to use to style your site. Choose from several preset themes that you can apply to your portal. The Styling workspace lets you apply global site styles. You can style your page by following these steps:
If you want to see all of the knowledge in action, you can watch the session on Power Pages now on demand
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