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Microsoft Power Pages helps government agencies connect with constituents

by Linda Rosencrance
Contributing Writer, MSDW

Microsoft has officially launched Power Pages as the newest service in the Power Platform lineup, but the product's legacy of Power Apps Portals (and before that Dynamics 365/CRM Portals) already includes a wealth of government agency case studies.

At a recent event for government-focused Microsoft Business Applications users, Microsoft VP for Power Pages Sangya Singh told customers that Power Pages has recently crossed the 100 million active users milestone. "And a lot of users are leveraging the platform for government citizen services, including application processing services, such as permit applications, visa applications, as well as registry registration services and partner portals where they can share key business data securely," she said.

The event, part of the DUG4GOV meetup group organized by Dynamics User Groups, featured both Sangya Singh and speakers representing two large government agencies that have used Power Pages and its predecessor products for a variety of scenarios.

Power Pages aligns not only with the rest of the Power Platform, Singh told the audience, but with the broader trend for low code platforms in government.

"We are seeing low code platforms becoming tools that all large commercial organizations and state and local governments are adding to their portfolios of innovation [to respond more quickly to constituents' needs]," she told the audience, adding that Gartner forecasts that 70 percent of large enterprises will develop software using low code over the next three years.

While Power Apps is intended mainly for internal use within an organization, Power Pages is designed for creating solutions to serve an external audience, she explained. In the case of a government agency that audience could be businesses, residents, or other interest groups.

Power Pages helps New Jersey agency quickly respond to legislative changes

One government agency using Power Pages is the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.

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About Linda Rosencrance

Linda Rosencrance is a freelance writer/editor in the Boston area. Rosencrance has over 25 years experience as an reporter/investigative reporter, writing for many newspapers in the metropolitan Boston area. Rosencrance has been writing about information technology for the past 16 years.

She has covered a variety of IT subjects, including Microsoft Dynamics, mobile security issues such as data loss prevention, network management, secure mobile app development, privacy, cloud computing, BI, big data, analytics, HR, CRM, ERP, and enterprise IT.

Rosencrance is the author of six true crime books for Kensington Publishing Corp.