Learn how to quickly spin up stunning business webpages using the latest tools from Microsoft in a matter of hours.
Building beautiful, user-friendly websites with seamless navigation and the latest web features used to be something only professional developers could do. Emerging technology has now put this ability into everyone’s hands—no matter their technical skill.
Tools like Microsoft Power Pages (previously called the Power Apps Portal) enable users of varying skills to build stunning external-facing websites without writing a single line of code. From customizable templates and design options to intuitive web features like scheduling and form submission, Power Pages contains all the essential web-building tools needed for success. Additionally, because Power Pages is part of the Power Platform stack, it can easily communicate and integrate with other Microsoft technologies.
What is 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.” More simply, it’s a solution that allows users to quickly create and deploy great-looking business websites that work seamlessly across devices and platforms.
Some of the top features of Power Pages include:
Content Delivery Network
Integration with development tools (GitHub, Visual Studio, Code, Azure DevOps, etc.)
Robust security and data governance tools
Data asset creation
Arguably the biggest benefit to utilizing Power Pages is users have access to easy-to-use, low-code web development tools. This allows users to quickly create and stand up new web pages at a much faster rate, ensuring customers, partners, or internal users have easy access to the information they need.
Top 4 Features of Microsoft Power Pages
As we mentioned above, Power Pages contains dozens of features that allow for fast, easy web development. Below are the top four:
1. Design Studio
This is the heart of the product and where users can build actual web pages using low-code tools. Within the studio, users have access to numerous workspaces, including workspaces for building individual or global pages. Admins can easily update, change permissions, or adjust other settings in their own secure space.
Within the Design Studio, users have access to tools like:
Each page can be accessed directly from the homepage, allowing users to quickly access their pages from a centralized location.
2. Learning Hub
A huge boasting point of Microsoft is it’s designed to be used by users with little to no technical skills. However, in times when users do need support, Power Pages features a Learning Hub that includes articles, videos, how-to documents, FAQs, and more. The dedicated section has everything users need to create compelling websites for their audiences.
3. Security and Authentication
To ensure unauthorized users don’t access or edit pages without permission, Power Pages features robust security and authentication tools, including:
Table and page permissions
Creating security permissions for both website content and pages can be done using Power Pages’ built-in tools. Using these tools, admins can ensure that only approved users can access or change pages, keeping everything consistent and protected.
4. Authentication Checklist
Even with the platform's ease of use, creating a website can be an overwhelming process. It can be easy for things to slip through the cracks and create a poor user experience. To ensure you push pages live with all the features and capabilities needed for a great experience, JourneyTEAM has created a go-live checklist. The list also includes a list of authentication tasks, which ensures all appropriate users have access to pages or sites after go-live.
Build Stunning Websites with Simple, Powerful Tools and Expert Support from JourneyTEAM
Power Pages enables businesses to spend less time on web development and more time with customers or meeting business goals.
For a more in-depth look at Microsoft Power Pages, watch our video demo hosted by JourneyTEAM developers.
As Microsoft continues to release new features in Power Pages and additional solutions, JourneyTEAM is committed to helping business teams get the most from new tools and capabilities.
Contact JourneyTEAM today to learn more.