Posted on September 20, 2023 by Nicholas Hayduk
Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) have been an important part of the Microsoft Business Applications space for a long time. ISVs create solutions that build on top of the platforms and products that Microsoft provides off-the-shelf. As the Power Platform has continued to grow and evolve, more opportunities have presented themselves for ISVs. In this post, I’ll look at what ISVs might want to consider when looking at incorporating Power Pages as part of their offering.
Posted on July 4, 2023 by Nicholas Hayduk
Microsoft’s Power Platform is constantly growing and evolving. As much as everyone (especially Microsoft) wishes that all parts of the Power Platform worked seamlessly together, the reality is that many parts of the Power Platform existed long before Microsoft started using the word Power to group these technologies together. However, I believe that advancements in virtual tables, specifically for Power Pages, emphasizes the fact that Dataverse should be at the core of any Power Platform implementation.
Posted on June 8, 2023 by Nicholas Hayduk
The price point for Power Pages has long been a tricky discussion point. The pricing model has changed a few times of the years, and organizations can feel frustrated if they are on the wrong end of who ends up paying less and more when the model changes. In this blog post, I’ll review the history of the pricing for the product, and provide my opinion on whether I think the cost is justified by the value.
Posted on March 6, 2023 by Nicholas Hayduk
The growth of Power Pages has been an amazing story. Since being acquired by Microsoft in 2015, the product has gone from a niche add-on for Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement to a full-fledged product in the Power Platform. The visibility that comes with getting equal billing to other Power Platform products like Power BI, Power Apps, and Power Automate means that new people are discovering Power Pages all of the time. However, as with any software product, Power Pages isn’t always a fit, even if your project fall under the category of low code web application development platforms. In this post, I will share what I look for when trying to determine if Power Pages is a fit for a given project.
Posted on February 2, 2020 by Nicholas Hayduk
For the most part I don’t blog about the (roughly) monthly releases for Power Apps Portals, mostly because they deal with bug fixes for relatively obscure issues. However, last month I was happy to see a few items on the list that I’ve been waiting for, and I thought were worth sharing.
Posted on December 19, 2019 by Nicholas Hayduk
A question popped up a couple weeks ago about the best way to force everyone to have to login to your Power Apps Portals before getting access to anything. At first I gave a very wrong answer – thankfully MVP Nick Doelman corrected me, and in the process, we all learned another thing about licensing.
Posted on November 28, 2019 by Nicholas Hayduk
In the summer when I did a series of posts on one way of customizing the registration process for Portal users, Dileep Singh (@rulesrchanged) – the head of Power Apps Portals at Microsoft – reminded everyone not to forget about how you can customize the registration experience if you’re using Azure AD B2C. In this post, I’ll go through the steps to do just that.
Posted on November 22, 2019 by Nicholas Hayduk
Azure AD B2C is Microsoft’s preferred identity provider for Power Apps Portals. In this post, I’ll provide an overview of the technology, why it’s Microsoft’s preferred identity provider, and a few tips on how to set it up.
Posted on November 14, 2019 by Nicholas Hayduk
Last time I gave an overview of authentication with Power Apps Portals, and I mentioned that external authentication is the way to go. In this post I dive a bit deeper into external authentication.
Posted on November 8, 2019 by Nicholas Hayduk
If you’re new to Power Apps Portals, or you’re an Adxstudio veteran, Portal authentication can be a tricky concept – there are a lot of options, and since we’re dealing with getting access to potentially sensitive data, you want to make sure you’re doing it right. I’ve got a few posts lined up on this subject, but I thought I’d start with a general overview of how authentication works in Power Apps Portals.