Ahead of the upcoming Build developer conference later this month, Microsoft’s plan is to rebrand power apps portals, as Power Pages was leaked online.
As reported by ZDNet and first spotted by Twitter user HikingKatseveral references to the software giant’s new Power Pages have been found online, including a video explaining how to create a form using Microsoft Power Pages.
Based on one of the URLs referenced in the leaked presentations, it is now clear that Power Pages is the new name for Microsoft’s Power App portals.
According to an support document from Microsoft, Power App portals are a website builder and web hosting platform to quickly create and launch business-oriented websites. What makes these sites easier to create is the fact that Power App portals use low code along with customizable templates.
From Power Apps Portals to Power Pages
In addition to the Power Pages leaks found online, Microsoft itself referenced its new offering in a recent publication Microsoft Dynamics blog post that has since been removed.
In the post, the software giant said it is adding support for data fresh search for Power Apps portals/Power Pages that allow users to access the search service already used by model-driven apps.
Meanwhile, in a job offer for a lead software engineer, Microsoft praised Power Apps portals and gave some examples of recent sites created with the service:
“Power Apps Portals will be one of Power Platform’s fast-growing capabilities for large organizations, educational 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 such as COVID-19 vaccination scheduling, Citizen 311 services, and citizen FAQ sites.”
In addition to government-to-citizen services, Power Apps portals have also been used to create sites for self-service customer returns, product warranty registrations, course registrations, application processing, and onboarding.
We’ll have to wait until Microsoft Build 2022 to hear that Microsoft itself is announcing the change, but expects the company to show even more applications for Power Pages in the coming virtual event†