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.

Expansion of self-service purchase capability

Microsoft expand the capability for end users to purchase licences on their organisation’s tenant without going through the IT department.

From 15 September, 2020 users will be able to purchase Visio Plan 1 and Plan 2, and Project Plan 1 and Plan 3, as well as the currently available Power Apps per user, Power Automate per user and Power BI Pro products.

IT administrators can see any licences that have been purchased in this way through the Microsoft 365 Admin Center, and can turn off self-service purchase on a product by product basis using PowerShell – find instructions here: https://bit.ly/2Eum8Am.

There’s also a useful FAQ to get an overview of the processes from both the end users’ and the IT administrators’ perspective here: http://bit.ly/2T034Pe.

Power Apps Licensing Guide

There’s an updated (August 2020) Power Apps Licensing Guide.

The main change is clarification that the Power Apps per app/per user licences do not include RPA functionality for which a separate purchase of Power Automate per user with attended RPA plan is required.

As usual, find the details of all of the changes in the Change Log on page 24, and get the updated guide itself here: https://bit.ly/3kumMyF.

Power Apps Licensing Guide

There’s an updated (May 2020) Power Apps Licensing Guide. The main change is some additional wording added to the Power Virtual Agents section clarifying terms such as a “billed session” and a “turn” on page 15. As usual, the full changes are detailed in the Change Log on page 24.

Find this updated Licensing Guide here: https://bit.ly/PowAppsLGMay2020