Power Apps Portals - Concepts and Cheatsheet

Power Apps Portals offers you the ability to surface data stored in Dataverse or Dynamics 365 and deliver rich, web-based experiences to users, unlocking business scenarios for employees, business to business (B2B) partners and end customers.

The following diagram represents my interpretation of the concepts delivered by Power Apps Portals. It also includes a cheatsheet on how to perform some of the configuration.

I use the above diagram in the following context:

  • As a reminder of the steps and configuration required when prototyping in Power Apps Portals.
  • As a tool to get a shared understanding and stimulate the generation of ideas for Portals requirements.
  • It helps me describe and structure my thoughts when describing core features of Power Apps Portals to clients or team members.

How to use the diagram

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1. Getting Started

Hightlights the steps to quickly get you started with prototyping in Portals.

2. Templates

Gives you more details about each of the available templates to get you started with your portal.

3. Web page anatomy

A webpage is a document that is identified by a unique URL in a website. It is a core objects of the website.

The webpage anatomy decomposes a webpage into the different parts. It provides you with an overview of how to configure each section of the webpage.

4. Features

Power Apps Portals comes with a rich set of features that are listed under this layer. Most features on the diagram have a hyperlink that points to additional information available online.

5. Tools & Settings

Lists the 4 tools to configure and administer your portal.