After activating a 30-day free trial environment, it is time to create our first Microsoft Power Pages website.
Go to the Make Power Pages portal at https://make.powerpages.microsoft.com and select the correct Dataverse environment in which to host the website using the environment selector at the top right bar:
Then select “Create a site”:
It’s time to choose the design. There are currently 5 models available that will be integrated shortly. Then select one of these currently available:
- Meeting planning
- School path consultation
- Permit request
- Onboarding new employees
Since it is your first website, I suggest you select the default one for simplicity:
Next you need to choose Name to assign to the web address, Address and Language. The wizard will perform validation and you will then be able to confirm:
Once the website is created, a process that usually takes 5 minutes, you will have the ability from the Make Power Pages portal to:
- Edit and then customize the website
- Manage configuration from the admin panel
- Preview both desktop and mobile by photographing the QR Code
If everything went well, this below is the preview of your website:
By selecting Manage, you will be able to take action on the configuration thanks to the admin panel and perform all administrative operations (restart, reset, integrations, etc..):
For all other customizations, even the advanced pro-code ones, you will be able to reach the appropriate Power App for the management of the back-end of the Portal Management site
Then view the configuration records in the Power Pages Datamodel!
At this point your website is set up correctly. In the next article I will show you how to add a custom page.
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Thanks for reading, Danilo.