Power Portals vs. Power Pages: The Low-Code Revolution for External Websites

| Hammad Hussain

In this blog, we are going to talk about the fifth addition to the Power Platform – Power Pages, or if you are familiar with Power Portals, think of Power Pages as the new face of Power Portals which is basically a suite of products designed to streamline your business processes and empower your capabilities to make solutions to tackle difficulties.

Difference between Power Portals and Power Pages

PowerApps Portals

Portals were designed to empower both expert developers and resident developers the same, to create external websites. These websites allow clients inside their association to sign in with different profiles to make and view information in the Microsoft Dataverse or even to be an anonymous user to browse content.

Power Pages

Power Pages is an enterprise-grade secure and low code software platform for creating, hosting and managing modern customer business websites. From professional developer to low-code employee, Power Pages empowers you to quickly do configuration, design and convey websites that work consistently across mobile, desktop and your desired web browser.

Benefits of Power Pages

Level of Expertise

In order to work on Power Portals, you need to have at least some basic knowledge of coding or more than basic in case of a complex customization using HTML, CCS, JavaScript or Liquid to create your customized websites and provide users with a great user interface and experience.

On the other hand, Power Pages follows a more simpler and easier approach to build beautiful customizable website by letting you develop a website with a low-code or no code process in which knowledge of coding can be beneficial at times but is not a big requirement to get things done.

Design Studio

Another big difference is that in Power Portals, it allows developers a flexibility to design layouts with no-code components by adding widgets for example - images, dashboards, forms, reports and views, and let the developer make inline edits in a simpler way.

In the Power Pages design studio, developers have a greater control over the visuals and user interface of the customizable websites. Modify each page’s appearance to create and develop business websites simpler and attractive for the user without using much CSS and with a low code approach.


Going from Power Portals to Power Pages is an amazing development, there are many more benefits included in Power Pages that you need to explore and use to make better customizable external websites. It is a great addition to the Power Platform.

Join us next time, as we continue our journey of learning canvas apps.Click here to learn more about Imperium's Power Apps Services. We hope this information was useful, and we look forward to sharing more insights into the Power Platform world.

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