Microsoft further promotes Power Platform solutions with license cost revision.

Following on from the inclusion of a free version of Power Automate for Windows 10, Microsoft is taking steps to adjust Power Apps license pricing to be more affordable - and thereby accessible - for organisations.

Understanding Power Apps License Pricing

While the benefits of Power Apps are clear to anyone who has viewed the solution, the Power Apps licensing costs have always been a barrier to entry, with many organisations struggling to justify these costs within their operations.

Currently, there are two types of license available:

Power Apps Per App plan allows for the use of a single app (or portal) by a single user. This is ideal if there are one or two (licenses can be stacked) Power Apps that an organisation uses. This currently costs $10 per license per month.

Power Apps Per User plan allows one user the use of an unlimited number of Power Apps (or portals). This is ideal for organisations where Power Apps are used across a number of work functions.

However, the license is not cheap, currently standing at $40 per user per month. As a comparison, a Microsoft 365 E3 license (which offers access to all of an organisation’s key business applications such as the Office suite, Teams, SharePoint and more) costs less.

Power Apps License Pricing Change

In response to criticism around pricing, as of 1 October 2021, Microsoft will reduce the costs of these licenses.

Power Apps Per App licenses will now cost $5 (approx. £3.60) while Power Apps Per User licenses will be $20 (approx. £14.50).

These costs are far more palatable for large organisations where large numbers of users need access to Power Apps. The result will be (as Microsoft undoubtedly hopes) a wider adoption of Power Apps.

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