Power Apps portals architecture

App Maker
Functional Consultant
Power Apps
Power Platform


Effective November 2020

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  • Some terminology in Microsoft Dataverse has been updated. For example,entity is now table and field is now column. Learn more.

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This module focuses on the Power Apps portals architecture, such as how the various components work together to build a portal. Additionally, it explains how the components are installed and come to together in a working portal. The module also describes the maker and configuration tools that you can use to build and customize Power Apps portals.

Learning objectives

In this module, you will:

  • Identify the key components of the Power Apps portals architecture.
  • Learn about the portal provisioning process.
  • Differentiate the various maker tools, their purposes, and when to use each particular tool.


Basic understanding, use, and navigation of Microsoft Dynamics 365 applications and a basic understanding of how to navigate and customize Power Apps.