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RoryF
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Hello All..

 

This is a bit of a longshot, but here goes..

 

I recently came across PowerApps / Power Automate and decided to look a little deeper into providing solutions on the PA platform.  And I have to say that, despite some unexplained connection issues I like what I am seeing..

 

So here is what I want to do.  I have a few local small business contacts / friends who I want to develop PA applications for to kick this business off.  They have maybe 4-12 employees each and have some specific small projects that would be suited to PA solutions.  Crucially they already have Microsoft 365 subscriptions (though I am not sure if these are from 3rd party resellers or directly managed, which is probably relevant). 

 

From testing I have found that I can develop apps and share with guest users, and those guest users can then use the app as long as they have their own MS365 licence.  However I don't think this model is appropriate for production applications for a number of reasons:

 - They are using "my" sharepoint repository

 - I would therefore be responsible for "their" data.

 - If I tried to "move" these solutions to where ever their MS365 licence resides then it would break the sharepoint connections.

 

I suspect that this issue has been broached previously and I suspect that "Environments" and "Tenants" are part of the solution.  However I can't find anywhere that suggests an appropriate model for providing these solutions.  

 

There are probably some (many?) members here who are providing solutions to customers.  These would have to be in a managed environment (how could you support an app where you can't manage the environment?).  So how is this structured from a management and licencing point of view?

 

As a small start up it is a bit cheeky of me to ask others to share their business model.  As I said it's a bit of a long shot.  I want to stay the right side of licencing and data management responsibilities. And I am not adverse to paying for consulting advice on the matter if that's what it takes.  If anyone wants to contact me directly offline my email is rory.forde@alviss.ie

 

 

Thanks in advance...

Rory

 

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