Differences between Dynamics 365 Portals and PowerApps Portals

Here is the detailed list of differences between Dynamics 365 Portals and PowerApps Portals. 

Dynamics 365 Portals

PowerApps Portals

For using Dynamics 365 Portals, developers are required to use complex web templates and have a familiarity with Liquid.

PowerApps Portals is the successor to Dynamics 365 Portals. People familiar with Microsoft PowerApps can transition those skills into building customer-facing portals.

Dynamics 365 Portals doesn't support drag and drop feature.

PowerApps Portals support drag and drop feature.

Dynamics 365 Portals support 43 Languages and multi-byte character languages.

PowerApps Portal currently supports 40 languages.

Dynamics 365 Portal doesn't support built-in templates.

PowerApps Portal has built-in templates to quickly create the apps.

Dynamics 365 Portal can be connected only to Dynamics 365 CRM and SharePoint.

PowerApps Portal can be connected to hundreds of sources such as Dynamics 365, Azure SQL DB, Excel, SharePoint, LinkedIn, Drop Box and many more.

Uses Liquid mark up language to display data.

PowerApps Portal has the ability to build low-code portal designer to create and manage website content like Webpages, sitemaps, templates, etc., to make pixel perfect websites.

In Dynamics 365 Portal, all the forms, entity lists and views will be loaded.

In PowerApps Portals, we can have selected entity views and forms on website with few clicks.

In Dynamics 365 Portal, we can only connect to one CRM at a single go.

In PowerApps Portals, we can connect to multipe CRMs simultaneously to create apps.

In Dynamics 365 Portal, we use plug-ins and workflows in CRM to fire events.

In PowerApps Portal, we trigger microsoft flows to fire events.

While triggering the workflows and plug-ins in Dynamics 365 Portal, only ID will be displayed and not the error message.

While triggering the flows in PowerApps Portal, user can view the error message. 

We need to clear the cache to reflect the changes.

To reflect the changes, we need to publish the apps instantly for web and mobile.

You can customize your website brand and make themes responsive using CSS Styles, BootStrap.

You can customize your website according to your brand and make them responsive using BootStrap themes.

For any queries or technical assistance, reach out to MTC’s Portal Experts at salesteam@mtccrm.com.