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CP153319
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Office 365 E3 License & Common Data Service

Through my company I have an Office 365 E3 license and it shows "Common Data Service" as one of the items that comes with the license under "My Accounts > Subscriptions". But... I'm not able to do anything with it because I only have "PowerApps For Office 365". 

 

Can someone explain why I'd have CDS but not be able to use it in this E3 license? 

 

Thank you and happy Monday!

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v-xida-msft
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Hi @CP153319 ,

Regarding the issue that you mentioned, I think you have some misunderstanding with Microsoft 365 license include PowerApps.

 

Currently, A limited set of Common Data Service capabilities are included with Microsoft 365 licenses to support some Microsoft 365 products. However, a Power Apps or Power Automate Standalone plan is still needed to run apps with Common Data Service.

 

Please check the following article for more details:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/admin/pricing-billing-skus#power-appspower-automate-...

 

If you want to run a canvas app using CDS as data source, you must purchase Power Apps or Power Automate Standalone plan for your account.

 

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Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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ben-thompson
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As with a lot of MS license details its hidden away but https://www.paitgroup.com/blog/an-office-365-users-guide-to-powerapps-and-flow-licensing-october-201... has a nice overview

 

Office 365 for PowerApps allows you to create a canvas app and use it to access other Office 365 functions.

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v-xida-msft
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Hi @CP153319 ,

Regarding the issue that you mentioned, I think you have some misunderstanding with Microsoft 365 license include PowerApps.

 

Currently, A limited set of Common Data Service capabilities are included with Microsoft 365 licenses to support some Microsoft 365 products. However, a Power Apps or Power Automate Standalone plan is still needed to run apps with Common Data Service.

 

Please check the following article for more details:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/admin/pricing-billing-skus#power-appspower-automate-...

 

If you want to run a canvas app using CDS as data source, you must purchase Power Apps or Power Automate Standalone plan for your account.

 

Regards,

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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@v-xida-msft ,

I have a M365 E3 license, created a canvas app from Data from CDS, created a new entity and I have the app working. Why then, if you say it's not possible? I don't have any standalone licenses for Power Apps nor Automate.

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Fernando

@v-xida-msft ,

 

I have the same question as @calerof , infact I was able to add a guest user, give them only 3 assignments i.e. CDS, PowerApps for O365 and Flow for O365 and they were still able to access a Model Driven App. So do I really need to have a stand-alone license to access Apps consuming CDS??

CP153319
Helper V
Helper V

@v-xida-msft ,

 

I am also able to create a canvas app using entities I created in the CDS. I'm able to read and write to the CDS. I am able to share the app with other people and they can do the same (read, write). I do not have a standalone Powerapps license (I have Powerapps for Office 365 listed in my subscription) but I do work for one of the biggest companies on earth - Not sure if that matters. 

 

Can someone please explain what is going on here?

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