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watts
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Will PowerApps be removed from the Office 365 license?

Are there plans to remove PowerApps from the Office 365 license?  The recent licensing change removing access to SQL hamstrings our ability to build functional business apps, and doesn't appear to make sense (we signed up for an Azure subscription specifically because of the appeal of working w PowerApps) unless the goal is to gut the features in the Office 365 license.  I'm wondering if it's worth the time to wrestle with workarounds using SharePoint lists or to just look for another another option now?

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Re: Will PowerApps be removed from the Office 365 license?

There are no announced plans to remove the "seeded" Power Apps and Power Automate licenses from Office 365.  Given the integration that is built into SharePoint with Power Apps and Power Automate already I'm not sure it would even be possible.  I suspect the change for SQL was to put it on a more even level with CDS, which is clearly Microsoft's preferred data source going forward.  But I don't see any move to remove the basic SharePoint licensing that is currently in place.



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Re: Will PowerApps be removed from the Office 365 license?

There are no announced plans to remove the "seeded" Power Apps and Power Automate licenses from Office 365.  Given the integration that is built into SharePoint with Power Apps and Power Automate already I'm not sure it would even be possible.  I suspect the change for SQL was to put it on a more even level with CDS, which is clearly Microsoft's preferred data source going forward.  But I don't see any move to remove the basic SharePoint licensing that is currently in place.



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Re: Will PowerApps be removed from the Office 365 license?

Ah, ok.  I get wanting to encourage people to use CDS, but this move certainly doesn't do that for us.  If it's supposed to be the standard data connection it should be a standard connector.  I understand there is also a cost associated w storing data, but Azure SQL seems to have that worked out (albeit in a confusing way that's hard to estimate), without forcing every user to upgrade their license.  I guess we'll do some tests with SharePoint lists before abandoning PowerApps.  Thanks!

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Re: Will PowerApps be removed from the Office 365 license?

I don't disagree with the sentiment, but as I said I would be shocked if the Power App license was removed entirely from Office 365.



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