Build 2022: Microsoft adds Power Pages as the fifth member of the Power Platform Family

Arif Bacchus

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Microsoft is evolving the Power Platform family. As rumored, at Build 2022, Microsoft is announcing the rebranding Power Apps portals as Power Pages. Power Pages are now the fifth member of the Power Platform family and will be a standalone offering within the Power Platform portfolio.

With this rebrand, Power Pages is getting a new user experience and new capabilities. These include Design Studio, Temples hub, Learn hub, new pro-developer tools, security and governance tools, and Microsoft Dataverse. Here’s more on what Microsoft says about these tools.

  • Design studio, now in preview, makes it easy to design, style and publish modern business websites either by scratch or with one of the ready-to-use templates.
  • Templates hub, in preview, provides full-featured websites with demo data that allow users to manage scheduling, registration and app submission.
  • Learn hub, in preview, features guides, tutorials and videos to learn how to build sites, model business data and work with code components.
  • Pro-Developer tools, in preview, includes integrations with Visual Studio, GitHub and Azure DevOps to help developers implement advanced business requirements.
  • Security and Governance tools, in preview, allow users secure their website content and data through role-based access controls and Azure.
  • Microsoft Dataverse, generally available, is a low code data platform that allows users to securely collect and share business information with site visitors.

In addition to Power Pages, Microsoft also detailed several other updates to the Power Platform family. Included in that is Express design capability in Power Apps,  intelligent bot authoring in Power Virtual Agent, Datamart in Power BI, and Unattended robotic process automation (RPA) and virtual machines (VMs) in Power Automate.