Microsoft to lower Power Apps License pricing July 2021

Microsoft has revised the licensing for Power Apps and Power Apps portals, lowering prices and simplifying per-app plans. We are here to provide you everything you need to know about Power app licensing in this Power Apps licensing guide.

The changes will take effect on October 1, and further, you will also find some extensions by the time. 

According to the Microsoft Licensing blog, the changes are part of an effort to “make the platform more accessible. So, whether customers are just beginning the use with a small number of users or deploying at scale will benefit them in the long run.

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Power Apps pricing

The following prices will have the reduction as a result of the upcoming licensing changes:

  • The Power Apps per user plan will be available at $20 per user/month, down from $40 per user/month previously.
  • The Power Apps per-app plan will be available at $5 per user/app/month, down from $10 per user/app/month previously.
  • The per-app license will change so that the user can “run one app or access one portal, opposite to the current entitlement of two apps and one portal.” According to the company, this change brings the license in line with the intent of the plan.

Power Apps licensing

The plan will be available through all Microsoft’s commerce channels, including Volume Licensing (VL), Cloud Solution Provider (CSP), and web direct, with no license minimums or other purchase requirements. Plan entitlements remain unchanged, including users’ ability to run an unlimited number of apps and portals.

Microsoft MVP Jukka Niiranen believes Microsoft’s decision to update prices and extend discounts is intended to achieve broad adoption goals by simplifying licensing and reducing confusion:

Any temporary campaign price will not necessarily alleviate customers’ concerns about the long-term costs of licensing Power Platform premium features. As a result, we believe Microsoft is attempting to send a clear signal that they aim for widespread adoption of these low-code tools – not just for large business-critical apps for specific audiences.

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How much is a power apps license?

 

 

The following promotional offers are available until the October 1 licensing change:

  • Power Apps are available for $12 per user per month (minimum purchase of 5,000 licenses)
  • Each app has its Power App. available for $3 per month per user/app (minimum purchase of 200 licenses)

Microsoft has already revealed the new Power Apps portal pricing tiers for a high volume of sessions. On the other hand, the Licensing blog reminds readers that the current pricing for tier 4 (25,000+ logins/month) and tier 5 (100,000+ logins/month) are limited-time offers.

“Customers are increasingly rolling out Power Apps licenses across large portions of their workforce. Most significantly, they are now  accelerating the volume of apps built atop Microsoft Dataverse and other premium capabilities.” Microsoft program management director Ryan Cunningham wrote in a blog post announcing the updates.

Power automate licensing plans

 

  • Power Automate per-user plan, which costs $15/user/month and allows users to run unlimited flows (within service limits) with full Power Automate capabilities based on their specific needs.
  • Without licensing each end-user, Power Automate allows organizations to implement flows with reserved capacity that serve teams, departments, or the entire organization. This plan starts at $500 per month for a total of five flows.

Do you need a license to use Power Apps?

 

A license is compulsory for each user of a PowerApp (whether just to use the app or if  creating a new app).

Is there a free version of power apps?

 

You can sign up for a 30-day trial, and also, there are Power Apps Plan Trial, and Power Apps Developer Plan are available for free. However, you might want to know more details about each of them to know their functions.

Bottom Line:

Please contact the DFSM team to find out more information and implement Power Apps to suit your business needs. Our certified team will help you choose the one appropriate to your needs and will not only guide you on the licensing plan.

 

What’s New and changed in the 2021 Release Wave 1 for Dynamics 365 Business Central

Microsoft is adding a slew of new features and capabilities to Dynamics 365 Business Central as part of this upgrade wave or business central 2021 release. Improvements to the application include expanded integration with Microsoft Teams, expansion to more countries and regions, and additional enhancements to support the move to Visual Studio Code and modern development tools, all of which greatly improve developer workflow and developer productivity. The solution is also created to make it easier for partners to manage their customers’ solutions, as well as how licensing and licenses are handled, which benefits the individual end-user.

So, let’s go through the major and latest updates on it…

Main updates & Key Highlights

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Working with Dimensions – A New Aspect

 

You can now fix dimensions for general ledger (G/L) entries to ensure proper financial reporting without keeping track of temporary data entry errors. You can edit the dimension values, add dimensions, or remove dimensions for one or more G/L entries.

Bank Reconciliation – The Undo Feature

 

From the Bank Account Reconciliation page, you can cancel an error-filled bank reconciliation and then run a new bank reconciliation from the Bank Statements page. You can also modify the bank reconciliation statement number if you want to redo an undone bank reconciliation with the same number. On the regular Bank Reconciliation page, there is an Undo button. For US Bank Rec, the Undo option is not available. You now can have a report for Bank Account Statements with reconciled items.

Business Central support in Teams

 

  • Lookup details of customers, vendors, and other contacts & share records

 

You can seek information about customers, vendors, and other Business Central contacts from anywhere in Teams. This tool allows you to view general contact information and interaction history, associated documents, and more.

  • Enable cloud printing

 

When cloud-enabled printers are defined on the Printer Management page in Business Central, they can now be used to print through the cloud when working with Business Central.

Bottom Line

 

As a result, if your firm has ambitious ambitions for this year’s productivity and efficiency, you’ll need Microsoft specialists on your side to integrate business core teams. You’ve come to the correct place since the DFSM is delighted to help you with the current modifications in the Dynamics 365 Business Central for the implementation plan.

 

Power Platform 2021 highlight & success stories

Microsoft’s Power Platform plan of release for Power Platform 2021 Wave 1 is here. With it come all the new updates for Power BI, Power Apps, Power Apps portals, Power Automate, Power Virtual Agents, AI Builder, governance, and administration, ISV experiences, and data integration. The Microsoft 2021 release process of updates will go from April 2021 to September 2021.

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Highlights of Microsoft power platform 2021 release wave 1 plan

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So, what is the Microsoft power platform?

Microsoft Power Platform provides governance and management, and ISV experience features through Power Apps, Power Automate, and Microsoft Dataverse. These capabilities are intended to assist managers, ISVs, and IT professionals in building, deploying, securing, managing, governing, and monitoring the platform and its components across the enterprise.

Microsoft’s Power Platform allows users and companies to evaluate, act, and automate data to transform their businesses digitally. 

Today, Microsoft Power Platform consists of four products:

Power BI:

 

Power BI continues to invest in three main areas that foster a data culture: fantastic data interactions, new business BI, and team collaboration integrations. Power BI Embedded is a new version of the product that helps customers boost their ROI, scale quickly, and achieve up to 16X faster performance. Customers would now have insight into workspace usage, allowing for more consistent utilization analysis and cost control. Power BI Premium continues to add features that help companies deliver insights at scale and meet the most challenging business requirements.

This release introduces new flexible licensing models that enable businesses to choose between per-user and per-capacity licensing. Power BI Pro provides AI-enhanced insights to make it simple for everyone to find information. The new fast build experiences make it easier than ever to create Power BI content.

Power Apps:

 

Power Apps blend the power of rich shapes, views, and dashboards modeled over data in Microsoft Dataverse with the versatility of a blank canvas that can link to any data source. Duplicate detection has been added to the Unified Interface experience and improved usability for business process flow on mobile, improved global relevance search, and in-app alerts for model-driven applications in this version.

  1. AI Builder will debut new AI features in preview, as well as enhancements to form processing. New capabilities include new area availability and signature detection in form processing, which detects whether a signature exists at a particular position in a document.

Power Apps portals improve Power BI integration by supporting Microsoft Azure Analysis Services live connections and the Customer Data Power BI feature, which sends additional context for users to personalize reports and dashboards.

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Power Automate:

 

Improvements to the cloud’s flow include an operation trigger for when an operation is performed in the Microsoft Dataverse. This function makes it easier to work with the common events model and integrates it with Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations. By providing a runtime within the target Citrix world, desktop flows boost our support for UI automation on Citrix environments. Process advisor, a Power Automate capability that reveals insights into how people function and provides rich visualizations where users can find routine, time-consuming processes that are ideally suited for automation, is new for this release. With Power Automate Desktop, users would be able to record routine, manual processes.

Power Virtual Agents:

 

Power Virtual Agents enhance the authoring experience with list variables, subject recommendations from bot sessions, adaptive cards, and other features. Power Automate integration with improved error handling and new topic trigger management are also included to boost the bot’s triggering capabilities.

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Data integration:

 

With built-in access to the Microsoft Power Platform, other platforms and data from hundreds of business systems, the updated Data Integration allows for rich and intelligent experiences. This release wave includes a slew of new features, including enrichment via Azure Maps integration, gateway diagnostics, improved error management, visual data prep for Power Query Desktop, and security enhancements.

Some of the companies are already benefiting from these new capabilities. Let us walk you through some of the top examples:

  1. Rockwell Automation, a global leader in industrial automation, is leveraging Power BI and many of our AI technologies to extract valuable insights from data and act on those insights in common environments like Teams and Microsoft Excel.
  2. The Coca-Cola Company has recently begun using Power Platform as part of its digital transformation activities, creating impressive business solutions with Microsoft Power Apps, Microsoft Power Virtual Agents, and Microsoft Power Automate, including the latest Power Automate Desktop and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) capability.

Bottom Line

 

With the updates in the 2021 Power Platform Wave 1, you will face many new features that may cause challenges. For this purpose, you need experts to implement the Microsoft Power Platform within your company. You have turned to the right place as DFSM is prepared to help you personalize the integration of new features as per your business needs.

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