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webbrewers
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Verify licensing

Simple question but apparently Msft makes it almost impossible to get a straight answer: if I build a power app, can all my users see it/interact with it? We have O365 E3 licenses plus I also see enough unassigned  "PA free trial" licenses to cover my 10k users. There are also multiple other licenses that may or not relate.

Why does Msft make it so hard to figure out the licensing options for PA? My global admin seems unsure as does a MSFT field engineer who ran a PA training session for us. If they don't know, who does?

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Pstork1
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If you create an App, share it with everyone, and they all have Office 365 E3 licenses; then they will all be able to see and run the app.  However, if the app uses any premium connectors, like SQL or CDS, then user's will be prompted that they need additional licensing.  With the E3 licenses you won't need the "FREE" licenses.  Maybe I'm not understanding the question, but I don't see where the confusion is?



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Hi ,@Pstork1 

I have the same situation and question like @webbrewers .  By your reply does it means if i want to store my data in CDS and share the apps to all my company users, than each of them have to pay $10/month ("Run Single apps", in PA pricing page) to use the app? 

Pstork1
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Yes, Either $10/month/app/user (If you only want to use CDS in one app) or $40/user/month for as many apps as you like.  But anyone using an app that uses CDS must have a license that includes CDS.



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Ouch!  So for us with only 500 users, essentially $60,000/year to run a single application that connects to CDS.  I sure can buy a lot of developer time, infrastructure, and more for less!

Pstork1
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To buy the license outright for just one app your calculation is correct.  On the other hand $60,000 a year isn't enough to employ even one entry level developer with benefits.  this becomes amplified in an enterprise as you add more apps without adding more expense once you get to 4 apps.  So for $240,000 you could have all 500 users creating as many apps as they want.  It all depends on how you look at it.



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