Get Started with Power Apps portals

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Power Apps portals provide a great way to allow internal and external audiences to view and interact with data from Common Data Service or Dynamics 365, and should be a consideration as a pillar in an organization's overall web strategy. This learning path introduces you to the Power Apps portals that can be quickly provisioned to serve a variety of different audiences and workloads. We also cover fundamentals of portal architecture, components, features, and tooling.

Prerequisites

  • Power Apps trial subscription.
  • Basic understanding how to navigate a model-driven app.

Modules in this learning path

Extend Common Data Service interaction to external and internal audiences such as customers, partners, and employees. Use portals to set up an interactive, web-based sales, services, support, and social engagement application platform to connect with customers, engage with communities, manage site content, and empower your channel partners. Empower anyone inside or outside your organization to interact with Common Data Service data by using portals.

Dynamics 365 starter portals are pre-configured portal solutions that are available to help accelerate deployment. Typical portal projects will have unique requirements, but a starter portal provides an environment that is immediately suitable for specific scenarios and audiences.

Power Apps portals provide a common set of core features to app makers to build powerful portal applications. Numerous Power Apps features map directly to Microsoft Dynamics 365 apps that are specific to particular business requirements and external audiences. Other Dynamics 365 applications, such as Marketing and Supply Chain Management, also use components of portals or alternate technologies.

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.

Portal makers spend the majority of their time configuring portals by using Microsoft Power Apps portals Studio. It is important that portal makers have a full understanding of the capabilities and also the limitations of using portals Studio. This module will focus on understanding and using Power Apps portals Studio to create and customize portal websites. Power Apps portals Studio allows makers to add and configure webpages, layout components, static content, custom CSS files, entity lists, and entity forms.