Power Pages - Building Without Boundaries

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Hi! Welcome to my first article in the series on PowerPages. The goal of this series is to showcase the amazing web solutions I have built using Microsoft Power Pages, a new member of the Microsoft Power Platform family.

 

I'm Favour Adeshina a Beta Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador from Nigeria, and an advocate of Microsoft 365 and Power Platform. I believe that youths and students should be empowered with tech skills, which will in turn bring about innovations in society. As a Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador, I actively teach and manage a community of over 200 students on campus, as well as leading the Power Platform User Group in my state.

 

At Microsoft Build 2022, Satya Nadella announced the release of a Power Pages. It's an exciting new tool I would love you all to definitely try out. In this article, we would talk some of the features of Power Pages you should definitely explore.

 

About Power Pages

First, let's talk a little about Power Pages. In previous times we have made use of Power Apps portals to build customized web pages, layouts, and contents.

 

As a new standalone Product, Power Pages is a secure, enterprise-grade, low-code software as a service (SaaS) platform, that empowers you to create, host, and administer modern external-facing business websites quickly and easily, that seamlessly work across web browsers and devices.

 

Extending beyond Portals capabilities, Power Pages empowers anyone on the planet, regardless of their background in tech, with the ability to create data-powered, modern, and secure websites. Businesses can now utilize the new and exciting features brought into Power Pages to build websites that are business-centric in nature. 

 

Next let's talk about some of the features available for you in Power Pages.

 

Exciting Features and Capabilities of Power Pages

It's been fun experimenting with Power Pages. Here are some of the exciting features and capabilities that come with Power Pages:

  1. The Design Studio: For web developers, it's a pretty difficult one coming up with the designs for their web solutions. In Power Pages, the Design Studio solves this challenge. It makes it easy to design, style, configure and publish modern business websites. You can decide to start from scratch or use one of the ready-to-use templates to design your site pages with text, video, images, business data forms and lists, and more.

  2. The Templates Hub: The Templates Hub hosts full-featured websites with demo data, so you can jumpstart your journey to managing scheduling, registration, application submission, and more, with these amazing built templates.

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3. Learn Hub: With the Learn Hub, you can explore guides, tutorials, and quick videos to learn how to build websites, model and visualize business data, work with code components, and of course, configure sites. This will help you get started if you are just about building your first website or not quite familiar with building websites using a low-code tool.

 

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Another amazing reason to try out Power Pages is that Power Pages runs on Microsoft Azure and connects with Dataverse to provide critical security capabilities that include advanced encryption, rich role-based access controls (RBAC), and support for Microsoft Azure Front Door and other web application firewalls. Microsoft Azure DDoS Protection addresses top web security vulnerabilities.

Also, Visual Studio Code is integrated into Power Pages, using Visual Studio Code in Power Pages, professional developers can code advanced capabilities using JavaScript, Liquid templates, code components, and web APIs. With these tools, you build and can securely interact with underlying business data and implement custom business logic, all without leaving the surface of your favorite developer tools.

 

Microsoft's Power Platform command line interface also helps developers easily download and upload their customized projects.

 

Getting Started with Power Pages

  • To try out Power Pages, head over to aka.ms/TryPowerPages. 
  • You should also check out Someleze Diko's post on how to build websites with Power Pages here.
  • You can also learn more about the capabilities of Power Pages here.
  • You can also go through the Power Pages documentation here.

 

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