Microsoft Power Platform is around the corner for more than an year now and it is hot cake now in Microsoft business applications suite. In this article we will have a look at how Power Platform will change the way you develop application today in Dynamics 365 domain.
What is Microsoft Power Platform?
First lets have a look at what is Microsoft Power Platform is. In short, it is the business application suite from Microsoft that comprise of 3 service namely – PowerBi, PowerApps and Microsoft. In Microsoft’s team these 3 applications complete the Analyze, act and integrate process that every business requirement demands.
Q: Size of Microsoft Power Platform
While each of these services is best-of-breed individually, their combination as the Power Platform is a game-changer without equal for our customers.
That’s what the Power Platform does. It is a system that enables users to do three key actions on data that help them drive business: Analyze, Act, and Automate. We do this with Power BI, PowerApps, and Flow, all working together atop your data to help EVERYONE, from the CEO to the front-line workers, drive the business with data.
Power BI is available in 43 languages and used across 18,000 cities spanning the globe.
Nearly 10 petabytes of data are uploaded to the service each month with more than 10 million report and dashboard queries executed against that data every hour (!) on behalf of users.
Q: Dynamics 365 and PowerApps
PowerApps is the platform to customize and extend model-driven apps in Dynamics 365, such as Dynamics 365 Sales and Customer Service, in context of the use rights.
Select model-driven apps in Dynamics 365 can be customized using PowerApps and Microsoft Flow capabilities.
These model-driven apps in Dynamics 365 can be customized using PowerApps and Microsoft Flow capabilities
Dynamics 365 Sales Professional
Dynamics 365 Customer Service Professional
Dynamics 365 Talent: Attract
Dynamics 365 Talent: On-board
Dynamics 365 Team Member
These Dynamics 365 apps and plans include PowerApps P2
Dynamics 365 Business Central
Dynamics 365 Sales Enterprise
Dynamics 365 Customer Service
Dynamics 365 Field Service
Dynamics 365 Project Service Automation
Dynamics 365 Talent
Dynamics 365 Retail
Dynamics 365 Unified Operations Plan
Dynamics 365 Plan
Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement Plan, Unified Operations Plan and Dynamics 365 plan include PowerApps Plan 2 plus unrestricted access to all entities (including restricted entities described above)
Can we build app for external customer
Every user who use Power apps should have a license assigned. Else we can build powerApps portals for our customers.
Q: How does the Licensing of Power Platform works?
For PowerPlatform, we have licensing seperately for each of the apps such as powerApps, Flow and PoweBi.
The licensing for these apps are also included in multiple office 365 and Dynamics 365 Packages.
Powerapps Free Plan
Users can try PowerApps Plan 2 for free for 30 days.
To purchase PowerApps for an organization, you must be an Office 365 Global or Billing Admin of a tenant, or you must create a tenant.
PowerApps Community Plan
If you want to build skills and learn more about PowerApps, Microsoft Flow, and Common Data Service, the PowerApps Community Plan is the right plan for you. The PowerApps Community Plan gives you a free development environment for individual use to learn with full functionality of PowerApps. See here for PowerApps Community Plan.