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 August 4, 2023 by Nicholas Hayduk
This month I’m continuing my series on looking at how functionality is built into the new templates available for Power Pages. In this post I looking at the Program Registration template, which allows users to browse and sign up for classes, and is useful in scenarios such as an after school program. Specifically, I’m going to look at the functionality that allows users to search through the available classes.
Posted on May 11, 2023 by Nicholas Hayduk
Today we’re starting a new series of blog posts where I look at some of the more advanced developer techniques that appear within the new templates available for Power Pages. Some of the techniques I may like, other I may have alternatives for, but I’m hoping that if you read this series it will show you the possibilities of what can be done with Power Pages if you’re willing to get your hands dirty with a bit of code.
Posted on April 11, 2023 by Nicholas Hayduk
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 May 13, 2021 by Nicholas Hayduk
Posted on January 14, 2021 by Nicholas Hayduk
While Microsoft continues to invest heavily in the Portals Studio, which provides a new What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) editing experience for Power Apps Portals, there are still many good reasons to use the Legacy Front-side Editor. In this post I’ll describe how you can add additional styling options to the rich text editors to allow content authors to create consistent pages.
Posted on May 14, 2020 by Nicholas Hayduk
Posted on April 30, 2020 by Nicholas Hayduk
The power of Entity Forms in Power Apps Portals is that they mirror much of the functionality available in model-driven apps (and Dynamics 365). While the parity isn’t 100%, one advanced feature that Entity Forms does support is Related Records Filtering on lookups, where the available options in the lookup are filtered by some other data that has already been selected. However, in certain cases, this functionality doesn’t offer exact parity out-of-the-box – one of those cases is when you are creating a new record via a subgrid, and you’re expecting that the parent record is used in the filtering of the lookup.
Posted on April 16, 2020 by Nicholas Hayduk