Plan and prepare for Power Pages in 2023 release wave 1
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The 2023 release wave 1 plan covers all new functionalities planned to be delivered to market from April 2023 to September 2023. In this article, you'll find the product overview and what's new and planned for Power Pages.
Microsoft Power Pages is a secure enterprise-grade, low-code software as a service (SaaS) platform for creating, hosting, and administering modern external-facing business websites. Whether you're a low-code maker or a professional developer, Power Pages enables you to rapidly design, configure, and publish your websites that seamlessly work across web browsers and devices.
The 2023 release wave 1 plan focuses on enhancements to the core platform and new capabilities in the areas of templates. We'll focus on the areas of templates, design studio, administration, and professional development experiences.
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Power Pages Copilot
Makers can take the assistance of Copilot in Power Pages to create parts of a website through natural language instructions. These can be used to quickly create a new site or make changes to an existing site.
For example, using Copilot in Power Pages, you will be able to:
- Create relevant website copy and suggest images for a webpage.
- Use Copilot to retrieve protected website content for authenticated users and public website content for anonymous users.
- Use Copilot to create forms and Dataverse tables.
Power Pages design studio provides a simplified experience to create and customize a website. As a maker, you can use the Pages, Styling, Data, and Set up workspaces to customize many aspects of your website within a single interface.
Power Pages Home provides a single view of all your websites in an environment and allows you to create additional sites using the available templates.
Learn hub helps makers learn how to build sites end-to-end through documentation, guided tutorials, and videos.
Template hub and prebuilt templates
Power Pages template hub empowers makers to create sites using predefined, industry-specific templates. The templates can be modified to reflect branding and customized to address specific business requirements. These templates expand upon the templates previously offered to add additional, industry-specific scenarios.
Administration and governance
As an administrator, you're able to efficiently manage, configure, and maintain websites directly from the Power Platform admin center and the Set up workspace with the design studio.
The administration and governance features allow you to:
- View website details, capacity consumption reports, and other site information from the Power Platform admin center.
- Use self-service diagnostic tools, such as the portal checker, to identify and resolve common issues in websites.
- Configure integration with other services like SharePoint and Power BI.
- Restrict site access by IP address, enable maintenance mode on sites, and other site administration options.
In 2023 release wave 1, we're enhancing administration capabilities with new features like enhanced website inventory information.
Professional developer experiences
Professional developer experiences enable developers to build advanced customizations and configurations with their websites. These experiences include several key areas, such as:
- Tooling support for development like Visual Studio Code for Web editor, Visual Studio Code extensions, and continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) support using Azure DevOps and GitHub actions.
- End-to-end application lifecycle management (ALM) capabilities.
- Extensibility patterns allowing developers to extend the websites for complex business requirements.
Power Pages home page
The Power Pages home page is the main entry point for makers, developers, and administrators to work on building and configuring Power Pages websites. We are providing new features and improvements to new makers and established professionals.
- Extending Power Pages website trials to 90 days to allow more time to learn and develop Power Pages websites.
- Providing developer environments to new makers, removing the need for them to create new Power Platform environments to try out Power Pages.
- The ability to re-activate websites that have expired or have been migrated.
The core platform provides makers with capabilities to configure, customize, and use as-is in low-code/no-code ways and extend using professional development techniques to meet business needs.
Typical areas that describe the core platform capabilities are:
- Content management system (CMS) capabilities to store webpages and site content.
- Data types and components, such as forms and lists, to allow a user to interact with data in Microsoft Dataverse.
- User authentication supporting OAuth 2.0, OpenID Connect, and SAML 2.0 standard protocols.
- Security using a robust role-based access control (RBAC) authorization model that provides granular control over permissions on webpages and data.
- A configurable global search that allows users to search content within a website.
- Extensibility options provided by code components, Web APIs, Liquid code, client-side scripts, custom style sheets, and web templates.
To learn more about the entire set of capabilities being delivered during this release wave, check out the release plan for Power Pages below:
For application administrators
User-impacting features to the user experience enabled automatically
User-impacting features should be reviewed by application administrators. This facilitates release change management and enables successful onboarding of new capabilities released to market. For the complete list, look for all features tagged "Users, automatically" in the release plan.
Features that must be enabled by application administrators
This release wave contains features that must be enabled or configured by administrators, makers, or business analysts to be available for their users. For the complete list, look for all features tagged "Users by admins, makers, or analysts" in the release plan.
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