General Availability of PAYG option for Power Apps

Microsoft announce the General Availability of the Pay-As-You-Go option for Power Apps. Historically, Power Apps has been licensed Per User (allows a user to access any number of apps) or Per App (allows a user to access a particular app), and both of these options are paid in advance. If PAYG is enabled for an environment, then app usage is charged on a consumption basis against an Azure Subscription, with a cost of $10 per app per user per month.

So, if one month 5 users use 2 apps each, then the organization is charged 5 x 2 x $10 = $100, but if the next month, only 1 user uses the 2 apps, then the charges are only 2 x $10 = $20.

There’s a good explanation of how this new licensing option works in the announcement article here: https://bit.ly/36TfWjK, and there’s an on-demand video that’s worth a watch here: https://bit.ly/3tLrRsX.

Power Platform Licensing Guide

There’s an updated (February 2022) Power Platform Licensing Guide. There aren’t major changes, just the rebranding of Power Apps and Power Automate Capacity Add-ons to Power Platform Requests Add-ons. You can find the updated guide here: https://bit.ly/3I1DTms.

Power Platform Licensing Guide

There’s an updated (December 2021) Power Platform Licensing Guide which includes two changes. Firstly, Power Apps users now have the ability to create, read, update and delete Dynamics 365 Field Service work orders (see page 5). Secondly, the Power Apps per App and per User licences now include 250 and 500 AI Builder service credits respectively (see pages 4 and 5).

Download this updated guide here: https://bit.ly/3omxI52.

Power Platform Licensing Guide

There’s an updated (June 2021) Power Platform Licensing Guide.

There are just two minor updates, the first being that the availability of the Power Apps Portals login Tier 3 Add-on is no longer just restricted to CSP, and secondly, Process Advisor is added.

Process Advisor helps organisations decide which parts of their processes it would be best to automate, and it’s licensed via a Power Automate per User licence – you can find out more about Process Advisor here: https://bit.ly/3g1GotB, and the updated Power Platform Licensing Guide here: https://bit.ly/2Rv0KSx.

Power Apps Licensing Guide

There’s an updated (March 2021) Power Apps Licensing Guide.

The main change is the inclusion of rights to Power Automate within Windows licences via the Power Automate Desktop product, and there’s a useful table added on page 16 which gives a summary of the Power Automate use rights included in different licences.

Find out more about the Power Automate Desktop product on our blog here: http://bit.ly/30uS0Nc, and download the latest Licensing Guide here: https://bit.ly/3ekVWbE.

New Power Platform partner website

Microsoft launch a new site to help partners find resources around the Power Platform products.

There are pages for each of the products – Power BI, Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power Virtual Agents – with a comprehensive set of resources for each, as well as information on programs such as Catalyst and FastTrack which help customers realise value from Microsoft solutions.

There’s also help on building a Power Platform practice and links to training resources and other useful sites such as the Business Applications Microsoft Partner Community and the Power Platform blog.

Find the announcement here: http://bit.ly/39UfX4O, and the site itself here: http://bit.ly/3ocNRqD.

Power Apps promotions

There’s promotional pricing available for Power Apps from 1 December, 2020 to 30 June, 2021.

Customers can acquire Power Apps per App licences for $3 per user per month with a minimum purchase of 200 licences through an EA or through CSP, and Power Apps per User licences for $12 per user per month with a minimum purchase of 5,000 licences through an EA only.

See page 110 of the December 2020 Product Terms document and a footnote on the Power Apps pricing page here: http://bit.ly/2fKdhOl.

Power Apps Licensing Guide

There’s an updated (November 2020) Power Apps Licensing Guide. The main updates are for the renaming of the Common Data Service to Dataverse, and the general availability of Dataverse for Teams.

Find the updated guide here: https://bit.ly/3nS7OTZ, and more information on Dataverse on our blog: https://bit.ly/370lSUD.