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Introduction to Power Apps portals

This module introduces students with theMicrosoft Power Apps portal offering. You will learn how to provision a new Power Apps Portal and the different templates that are available.

  • Overview of the Power Platform
  • Introducing Microsoft Dataverse
  • Using the Power Platform Admin Center
  • Using the Power Apps Maker Portal/li>
  • Creating a Portal from blank
  • Creating a Portal from a template
  • Power Apps Portals licensing
  • Power Apps Portals and Dynamics 365
  • LAB: Provisioning a Power Apps Portal

Getting started with Power Apps Portals

To manage and author content in a Power Apps Portal, Microsoft offers several tools. In this chapter you will learn about Power Apps Studio, Power Apps Portal Studio and the Portal Management app. These tools are used during the rest of the training while you author and configure your Portal. Also, some useful XrmToolbox Plugins that can be used with Power Apps portals will be highlighted

  • Overview of a Power App Portal
  • lifecycle of a Portals
  • Understanding Power Apps Portals Studio
  • Authoring basic content in Power Apps Portals Studio
  • Overview of the Portal Management app
  • Managing a portal in the Portal Management app
  • Configuring Portal settings
  • Browsing and editing a portal
  • Deleting portals
  • LAB: Browsing and understanding a Portal

Authoring Portal content

Learn all about creating authoring web pages using the WYSIWYG editor. See which components you can add to a Web Page and how to configure them. See how you can configure a hierarchical sitemap of Web Pages to configure end-user navigation in the portal.

  • Creating Web Pages
  • Adding Sections
  • Adding text, images, breadcrumbs, custom menus,...
  • Working with Templates
  • working with Themes and CSS
  • Using the code editor
  • Configuring the Portal Navigation
  • LAB: Authoring Portal Content

Deep Dive into Web Pages

This chapter goes into a deep dive on how Web Pages actually work in a Power Apps portal. You will see that for every Web Page, a Root Page and and one ore more Content Pages are actually being created. Inside Web Pages you can also add dynamic code using the Liquid template language. Also learn how to create Page and Web Templates for reusability.

  • Root and Content Pages
  • Introduction to Liquid
  • Working with Liquid objects, tags and filters
  • Creating Page Templates
  • Creating Web Templates
  • Using Page and Web Templates
  • Using Javascript inside Web Pages
  • Editing Portal content in XrmToolbox
  • LAB: Working with Web Pages, Liquid, Page Templates and Web Templates

Authoring advanced Portal Content

Besides creating Web Pages, inside a Power Apps portal you can also create artifacts like Web Files, Site Markers, Content Snippets,... In this chapter you will learn what they are and how to use them in a Power Apps portal.

  • Creating Web Files
  • Working with Web Links and Web Link Sets
  • Configuring Content Snippets
  • Using Site Markers
  • Working with Redirects and Shortcuts
  • LAB: Authoring advanced Portal content

Power Apps portals and Microsoft Dataverse

Most Power Apps Portals will need to display data that is stored inside Microsoft Dataverse. In this chapter you will learn about creating Lists and Basic/Advanced Forms to given site visitors the capabilities to view and edit Dataverse data.

  • Working with Lists
  • Configuring advanced List properties
  • Working with basic and advanced Forms
  • Retrieving and displaying Dataverse data with Liquid and FetchXML
  • Configuring advanced Form properties
  • LAB: Power Apps portals and Microsoft Dataverse

Configuring Portal Authentication

Although a portal could be setup with anonymous access, most portals require some form of authentication. Learn about the supported authentication types and how to configure them.

  • Portal Authentication overview
  • Configure Portal authentication with Azure AD, Facebook,...
  • Configure contacts
  • Invite contacts
  • LAB: Configuring Portal Authentication

Configuring Portal Authorization

Each authenticated user is associated with a contact record in Microsoft Dataverse. These users must be assigned to Web Roles to grant them permissions. Table permissions are then used to grant users access to Microsoft Dataverse data. Quite often not all users should be able to access all Web Pages. This can be controlled using Web Page Access Control Rules.

  • Creating and using Web Roles
  • Configure Table permissions
  • Manage Web Page Access Control Rules.
  • Create website access permissions
  • LAB: Securing your Portal content

Power Apps portals and ALM

Power Apps portals are typically created in a Development environment. Once finished, you want to move them to a Acceptance and Production environment. In this chapter you will learn how you can implement ALM with Power Apps portals.

  • Overview of ALM with Power Apps portals
  • The Configuration Migration Tool
  • Introducing the Power Platform CLI
  • Exporting Portal content from a Development environment
  • Importing Portal content in a Acceptance/Development environment

This training will teach App Makers the necessary skills to create a Power Apps Portal. The main goal of a Power Apps portal is to build low-code external-facing web site that exposes Microsoft Dataverse data with external customers and partners. External users can either access your Dataverse data anonymously or through commercial authentication providers like Azure AD B2C, Facebook, Google,...

This 3-day course is intended for app makers, consultants that need to build Power Apps Portals. Students need a basic understanding of the Power Apps platform and Microsoft Dataverse.

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