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DominicX
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Premium now required for personal Microsoft accounts?

I've been using Flow for over a year to automate aspects of my personal life (and loved it!). Recently I've received this message for my Outlook (personal) and OneDrive (personal) connectors:
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There's no way for a personal user to upgrade to premium as it's not a business account. Is Flow still meant to be used by MSA accounts or should I switch to IFTTT?

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Re: Premium now required for personal Microsoft accounts?

You can sign up with a Microsoft Account.  But if you do you can't use any of the Premium features.  And yes, the regular standalone accounts, which give you access to premium features, does require an Organizational ID.  That is part of the new licensing that was announced on October 1st.

 

So you can continue to use Flow with an MSA.  But you won't have access to any of the premium features unless you use a licensed account associated with an Office 365 or Dynamics account.

 

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Re: Premium now required for personal Microsoft accounts?

The problem is that you have to have a license of some kind to use even the standard connectors.  There is a license included with Office 365 (which would be an organizational account).  But there is no license included with a Microsoft account, so you need to buy one.  What changed on October 1 was that the P1 and P2 licenses went away and the per user license is now a standalone premium license.  So you need either an Office 365 account or a regular PowerApps and Flow license (or trial).  So its not so much that those connectors are premium, but the only license available for Microsoft accounts is the standalone premium license.



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DominicX
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Re: Premium now required for personal Microsoft accounts?

Thanks for the reply be that doesn't solve the issue. When you click 'Compare Plans' while logged in with a MSA you are taken to a buy now or trial screen. Either option asks you to sign in with an organizational account - impossible for personal scenarios. This creates a dead end for MSA users.

I really find Flow valuable for everyday personal life. Should I continue to use Flow in my personal life or is that not the intent of the product?

Dual Super User
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Re: Premium now required for personal Microsoft accounts?

You can sign up with a Microsoft Account.  But if you do you can't use any of the Premium features.  And yes, the regular standalone accounts, which give you access to premium features, does require an Organizational ID.  That is part of the new licensing that was announced on October 1st.

 

So you can continue to use Flow with an MSA.  But you won't have access to any of the premium features unless you use a licensed account associated with an Office 365 or Dynamics account.

 

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Goodman
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Re: Premium now required for personal Microsoft accounts?

Sorry, I'm a newbie here. But would a Community Plan fit your needs?

 

Shane.

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