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Traditional Dynamics 365 Licensing Transition to Power Apps

I have built a piece  of IP on the traditional Dynamics CRM/365 model.   The only OOB entities I use are Contacts, Accounts & Activities.  All other entities are custom built entities.  With the  transition to Power Apps, how does licensing apply to  my build?  We used to  license Dyanmics CE but am wondering  what  the appropriate type of license to use now  is.  Thanks.

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You would be able to move to a generic CDS environment, if there are no dependencies on D365-specific components (from any app/module). Sounds like you're good there!


Next up would be the licensing model:

  • $40 Power Apps Per User "unlimited" Plan
    • Would allow your users to use unlimited canvas or model-driven apps
    • Has additional storage for entities and files, per User license
  • $10 Power Apps Per App Plan
    • We have explored this internally and confirmed with MSFT
      • Access to 1 model-driven app
      • Access to 1 standalone canvas app
      • Access to up to 3 embedded canvas apps in the 1 model-driven app


The biggest considerations are expected storage usage, and whether or not you can get away with a single model-driven app for your purposes. Keep in mind, if you need canvas app functionality, that you will be able to license BOTH a standalone (non-embedded) canvas app, and up to 3 embedded apps (in the model-driven app).


You can vet your solutions by spinning up a trial CDS environment, adding a database, and then exporting/importing your customization.

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