Power Pages Portal Packages Girish Uppal

Portal Packages

 

Microsoft Power Pages is a solution provided by Microsoft for hosting enterprise grade websites backed by a strong and reliable Power Platform Infrastructure. The underlying database hosted as a part of Microsoft Dataverse provides a more robust and comprehensive platform for hosting websites.

Microsoft Power Pages is composed of solutions and artefacts hosted in Microsoft Dataverse. The solution packages are necessary to provide a platform for Power Users to build an enterprise grade solution. The website package solution comprises of following components:

  • Dataverse Base Portal
  • Power Pages Templates
  • Power Pages Core Solution
  • Power Pages Integration components

The packages are frequently updated and released by Microsoft which includes feature enhancements, bug fixes, security, and vulnerability fixes.

The website packages are defined at an environment level, and it can be viewed by navigating to the Admin Centre and accessing the Power Pages applications. The website package details pane provides an information about the existing packages which are installed and if any upgrades are available for the current installed packages. 

 
 
 

It is essential to keep the packages upgraded with the latest version to get a stable version of solution while building Power Pages solution. It is advisable to conduct the package upgrade during off hours as the hosted site within the environment may encounter some instability during upgrade process.