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Licensing Updates to Microsoft Flow and PowerApps in Office 365

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Over the past two years, we have helped drive the transformation of business processes with Microsoft 365 by helping you create innovative business apps based on tools such as Microsoft Flow, PowerApps, SharePoint lists, Microsoft Forms, and Power BI.

We’ve invested heavily and will continue to invest in enhancing and extending the value of Flow and PowerApps and over the next several months we plan to release new capabilities including:

  • Custom reusable canvas controls for PowerApps
  • Responsive design for PowerApps canvas apps  
  • Enhancing SharePoint document libraries with PowerApps and PowerApps forms  
  • Availability of PowerApps and Flow in the US Government sovereign cloud (“GCC”)  

We’ve been amazed to see how you’ve extended the Microsoft 365 platform to build the next generation of business applications with low code or no code requirements. We have some great examples showcased in our Business Apps Resource Center.

Office 365 plans include PowerApps and Flow capabilities to help organizations extend Office 365.  Beyond Office 365, PowerApps and Microsoft Flow Plans 1 and 2 offer additional capabilities including integrating data outside of Office 365 into Office 365 experiences and standalone apps. We are introducing some changes to simplify the distinction between the version of PowerApps and Flow for Office 365 plans and PowerApps and Flow Plans 1 and 2 by making the following changes:


Effective February 1, 2019, the following capabilities will only be available with PowerApps and Flow Plan 1 and Plan 2:

  • Creation and publication of custom connectors in PowerApps and Microsoft Flow
  • HTTP custom actions integrated into Flow outside SharePoint and OneDrive
  • Integration of on-premises data through the on-premises  data gateway

Customers with active users of these features will get an automatic extension until January 31, 2020 or the expiration of their existing Office 365 subscription term (whichever is longer).   


Otherwise, if you have no active usage but still would like to use the features listed above, you can submit a ticket to request an extension via Microsoft Support before January 31, 2019 to ensure uninterrupted service.  Extensions will run for twelve months or the expiration of your existing Office 365 subscription term (whichever is longer). Your ability to request an extension will expire on April 30, 2019.  After that, unless previously extended, use of these services will require PowerApps and Flow Plan 1 or Plan 2.  

For any questions about the specific availability of any PowerApps or Flow capability in Office 365, please see

We recognize that these changes can be disruptive to some organizations.  However, we believe this will help simplify and provide clarity about the best way to deliver tailored experiences both within Office 365 and across the greater ecosystem.

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@GabrielStJohn wrote:

Effective February 1, 2019, the following capabilities will only be available with PowerApps and Flow Plan 1 and Plan 2:

  • Creation and publication of custom connectors in PowerApps and Microsoft Flow

So for USING a custom connector, no dedicated PA/Flow Plan is required?



I have a few questions on the licensing updates.


1. If I have a flow that has a trigger with on-prem gateway connection and the person who configured the connection has plan1 or plan2 license will others be able to use the flow without plan1 or plan2 license.


2. If the http connection outside sharepoint and ondrive is used somewhere in the flow and the flow is created by someone who has plan 1 or plan2 license, will users without plan1 or plan2 license will be able to use this flow without the http action failing.


3. If a custom connector is created by user with plan1 or plan2 , will users without plan1 or plan2 license be able to use those connectors in flow and powerapps.



Hey, @ck25415!

My apologies for the limited information about the upcoming licensing updates! Please stay tuned to the Microsoft Flow Product Blog for updates regarding this topic:

Thank you for your patience and understanding!


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