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Microsoft previews Power Platform website design offerings

by Helen J. Wolf
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Microsoft has announced the preview of Power Pages, the fifth product in its Power Platform family, designed for low-code creators and professional developers.

Power Apps portals have provided users with end-to-end experiences to quickly create external portals and customize them with pages, layouts, and content.

Power Pages is a standalone offering that gives anyone access to a robust platform for creating data-driven, modern, secure websites, regardless of their technical skill level.

The new offering also offers customizable features to facilitate extensibility by providing businesses of all sizes with the tools to build websites with dynamic aesthetic features securely.

Microsoft says its low-code family is the most comprehensive development platform in the world, and this new product will streamline business processes and automate workflows, enabling unification and convenience.

Microsoft previews Power Platform website design offerings

A range of features and capabilities are now available in the preview.

The Design Studio makes designing, styling, configuring, and publishing modern business websites easier by allowing users to start from scratch or use a pre-made template to create their site pages with text, video, images, business data forms, and lists. To make.

The Templates Hub contains fully-featured websites with demo data, making it easy to learn how to manage schedules, registrations, and request submissions.

In addition, the Learn Hub allows users to view guides, tutorials, and quick videos to learn how to build websites, model and visualize business data, work with code components, and configure sites.

Microsoft Dataverse is a low-code data platform that allows users to collect and share business information with site visitors securely.

Power Pages run on Microsoft Azure and connect to Dataverse to provide essential security capabilities, including advanced encryption, comprehensive role-based access control (RBAC), and support for Microsoft Azure Front Door and other web application firewalls.

Visual Studio is another offering available through Power Pages and allows users to code advanced capabilities using JavaScript, Liquid templates, code components, and web APIs.

These tools enable professional developers to securely interact with underlying business data and implement custom business logic without leaving the surface of their favorite developer tools.

The Microsoft Power Platform command line interface also helps developers download and upload their customization projects easily.

Microsoft notes that many consider low-code web development ideal for basic projects such as site presentations, business profiles, or eCommerce platforms for other content.

Power Pages empower users to do more than this, supporting professional, large-scale, and enterprise-wide enterprises.

Benefits of the Power Pages platform include:

Reach and serve millions by providing community services such as self-service permits, licensing, incident and failure reporting, and applying for grants.

Respond to frequently asked questions about products, services, special events, policies, and procedures.

Provide all-day customer self-services such as warranty registration, returns, support inquiries, appointments, and bookings.

Streamline business processes with partners, such as supplier onboarding, sustainability tracking, request management, and supplier support.

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