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Pre-purchase for Power Automate service

I only have a free personal account. What license or whatever do I have to purchase before and how much to pay for to buy the $15/mo Power Automate service for my personal account?

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You can use the "Try free" link (if available) under the "per-user plan" for 30 day trial, then you can use it for free for 30 days as a trial.

"Free personal account" might be a Live account rather than an Office 365 account. You can enter it on the signup page - note that it might create an Office 365 account and tenant for you. 


There is also Power Apps Developer plan, which includes free, pretty much fully-featured version of Power Automate for non-production use only. This is not a trial, and I believe this one has no time limit (this might have been formerly known as the "Power Apps Community Plan"). The only restriction is it cannot be used for production use. There are certain restrictions like sharing Apps and Flows with others, etc. to make sure you are not using it for production use.


You can use the Developer Plan for free, then if and when ready for production use, you can buy a license then. I recommend the per-user license plan for most cases, the one without attended RPA - if you are using RPA you should get the one with RPA. For very intensive, complex, or specific use cases, the per-Flow plan may be warranted. 


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