Power Pages

It has been quite a few months since I posted a blog and the main reason is that I have been heads down working with our team on a set of new documentation that relates to one of the big announcements from Microsoft BUILD 2022. Today Microsoft has introduced the fifth pillar of the Power… Continue reading Power Pages

What is a Progressive Web App?

Around 10 years ago, there was an famous ad campaign for a mobile phone company with the catch-phrase “There is an app for that”. The concept was that for many tasks, activities or even games that were traditionally paper or full computer based could now be expressed as “apps” that could be run on mobile… Continue reading What is a Progressive Web App?

Power Apps portals: What’s new

If you have been paying attention to the Microsoft Power Platform release plans, watched sessions at Ignite as well as read Microsoft’s official Power Platform blog, you will have seen a whole series of new Power Apps portals features either released to general availability or preview in the past few months. Side note: Trading in… Continue reading Power Apps portals: What’s new

Power Apps Portals – Did you remember to lock the door?

The internet lit up a bit yesterday as UpGuard posted an article on how Microsoft Power Apps default permissions “exposed millions”. The article can be found by clicking here. The Power Platform community is also responding, see excellent articles on this topic from Danish and George Is this something you should panic about? If you… Continue reading Power Apps Portals – Did you remember to lock the door?

Power Apps portal WebAPI – creating a record with lookups

One of the features of Power Apps portals that I have been impatiently waiting for is the Power Apps portals WebAPI. This new feature recently became generally available, and it allows portal makers and developers to greatly extend their portal web applications without needing to resort to complex or costly workarounds. Even if you are… Continue reading Power Apps portal WebAPI – creating a record with lookups

Inject content into Power Apps portals form components

Sometimes even the most simple requests can balloon in extra configuration to meet the client’s vision. One of the most common uses of a Power Apps portal is to collect some information using a form. Adding a form component to a portal page is a very simple exercise. You create the model-driven form in the… Continue reading Inject content into Power Apps portals form components

Using the Power Apps portals WebAPI to Clear the Portal Cache

If you work with building Power Apps portals, as you make updates to pages, assign users to Web Roles or make any other changes, you want to see these changes immediately on the portal. You are likely very much aware of the Portal studio Browse Website function or the Clear Cache button available in the… Continue reading Using the Power Apps portals WebAPI to Clear the Portal Cache

Power Apps Portals – How to Show the Menu Link for a Restricted Page

As part of a continuing effort to provide more Power Apps portals configuration functionality, Microsoft has recently added the ability to add web page permissions directly in the Portals Studio. You can read about the announcement here: https://powerapps.microsoft.com/blog/power-apps-portals-manage-page-permissions-from-portals-studio/ The process is really straight forward and doesn’t need a blog post to explain it. You simple… Continue reading Power Apps Portals – How to Show the Menu Link for a Restricted Page

Displaying a Customizable Map on a Power Apps portals Web Page

A popular out-of-the-box feature of Power Apps portals that came from the original Adxstudio product is the ability to display a map on a web page based off of data from an entity list. In order to render the map, you need to configure an entity list to display the map and point data as… Continue reading Displaying a Customizable Map on a Power Apps portals Web Page

Test Driving the Power Apps Portals Web API

One of the features missing from Power Apps portals (Dynamics 365 Online Portals) since it became an exclusively cloud service is the ability to write a function to create, update, read or delete (CRUD) data in the Common Data Service. You can create and update data on a portal using Entity forms and Web forms,… Continue reading Test Driving the Power Apps Portals Web API