With the release of the new Power App Portal in this October ’19 Release we were introduced to a brand new Power Apps Portals Designer Interface. Microsoft marketed it as a new product under the slogan “Enable external access with portals” and it created some confusion. If you are still a little confused about the difference between Power Apps for external users and Power Apps Portals the link is to a blog post that will sort things out for you.
Author: Ulrikke Akerbæk
Ulrikke has a BSc in Multimedia from Karlstad University, and has since worked with front-end development and advisory consulting in Microsofts product portfolio. She is a Power Apps Portals professional at Skill AS in Norway.
What is the difference between Power Apps for external users and Power Apps Portals? The short answer is; They are two different products.
The confusion comes from Microsoft Marketing choice of words when launching the October release updates “Enable external access with portals”
In the old days when I worked with SharePoint and Office 365 we created trial tenants left and right to give customers proof of concept (POC) or try out the shiny new thing first hand. Today I realized that all the old URL’s that I have saved to “Create trial tenant” sites all say “Join the demo”. That’s not what I want; I need to tough, feel and experiment!
We use a theme framework that look lightly different from the OOTB (out of the box) experience. I need to add come classes and change the structure somewhat to make lists look like they should. I need a custom entity list. This is how:
This blog post about “Power App Portals custom Entity List view selector” will show you step-by-step how improve your custom entity list in your Power App Portal to show the name of the current view instead of just “views” at the list header. Why is this important? It let your user know what view they are currently looking at.