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Power Pages: Unprecedented Times for Long-Time Customers

With the release of documentation describing the migration from the Standard Data Model to the Enhanced Data Model, we’ve entered some unprecedented times for organizations that have been using Power Pages for a long time. For the first time since Microsoft acquired the product, a significant upgrade of the website will be necessary at some point in the future to transition to both Bootstrap v5 and the Enhanced Data Model.

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Power Pages: Pro Code Techniques in the Templates – Custom Interface for Location Selection

This month we continue our look at some of the pro code techniques that appear in the templates available for Power Pages. We’re going to stick with the “Schedule and Manage Meetings” template, which provides a multistep form for booking a meeting. This time we’re going to look at the second step, where a user can select which location they want their appointment at. This step includes some custom JavaScript, plus a PCF Control.

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Power Pages: Multiselect Change Event

I was very excited when multiselect (choices) column support was finally added to Power Pages in 2022. While I had published a workaround on this blog (and it was one of the more popular posts on the site), it was great not having to create extra fields and register plugins. Recently, however, I was asked about how to work with these fields on the form in JavaScript. I’ll dive into that in this post.

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Power Pages: Adding a Custom Form Modal to List Action Buttons

Recently there was a comment on my blog Power Apps Portals: Related Entity as Source of Next Web Form Step about adding a custom Edit button to a list or subgrid. In this case, rather than editing the main row in the table, they wanted to edit a row that was related to the main row. If you want the edit form to pop up in a modal, it requires a bit of JavaScript. In this post, I’ll go through what you need to do in order to achieve this functionality.

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Power Pages: A Platform for ISVs?

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.

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Power Pages: Dataverse at its Core

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.

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Power Pages: Are They Really Worth $2 per User per Month?

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.

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Power Apps Portals: Hide the Existing Account Checkbox on the Redeem Invitation Page

One of the subjects I seem to be dealing a lot with recently is invitation codes – so much so that this was the featured topic for this month’s Portals Community Call. During that call I promised to share a small bit of CSS that would hide the “I have an existing account” checkbox on the Redeem Invitation page, so I’ll do that in this post, as well as give a bit of background as to what the checkbox is used for, and why it most cases you probably don’t need it.

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Power Apps Portals: Related Entity as Source of Next Web Form Step

The Web Forms functionality lets you build complex multi-page, multi-entity wizard-style forms on your Power Apps Portals. And while there are a ton of options, it’s not uncommon to run into situations where you can’t do everything you want with configuration, so you might need to resort to a bit of JavaScript (and maybe even Liquid). One of those situations is if you want the source entity for the next step in your Web Form to be a record related to the entity of the current step.

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