Microsoft Is To Make Significant Changes To Its Developer Tools

Microsoft’s proposal to rename Power Apps portals as Power Pages has surfaced online ahead of its next Build developer conference later this month.

screenshot of PowerApps window

Several allusions to the software giant’s new Power Pages have been seen online, including a video describing “How to Create a Form with Microsoft Power Pages,” as reported by ZDNet and initially spotted by Twitter user WalkingCat.

According to one of the URLs linked in the leaked presentations, Power Pages is the new moniker for Microsoft’s Power App portals.

According to a Microsoft support page, Power App portals is a website builder and web hosting platform for swiftly creating and launching business-focused websites. The fact that Power App portals employ little code and configurable themes make these sites easy to construct.

In addition to the web leaks concerning Power Pages, Microsoft itself mentioned the new feature in a recent Microsoft Dynamics blog post that has since been deleted.

Allegedly, the software giant is introducing support for Dataverse search to Power Apps portals/Power Pages, allowing users to utilize the search function that model-driven apps currently use.

Microsoft, in a job post for principal software engineer, had the following to say:

Power Apps Portals is emerging to be one of the fast-growing capabilities of Power Platform for large organizations, education institutions, and governments around the world to quickly design and launch external data-centric websites. Examples of Power Apps Portal-powered sites include Government-to-citizen services like COVID-19 vaccination scheduling, Citizen 311 services, and Citizen FAQ sites.

Power Apps portals have also been used to develop sites for self-service consumer returns, product warranty registrations, course registrations, application processing, and onboarding, in addition to government-to-citizen services.

We’ll have to wait until Microsoft Build 2022 to learn about the update, but expect the firm to show off even more Power Pages applications at its forthcoming virtual event.