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KimYouJun
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Do I need a license to use the Power Automate Desktop tool in Company?

Hello. I have two question.

 

1. Do I need a license to use the Power Automate Desktop tool in Company?

(I know that The tool is included in Windows 10 but i am not sure i need licens in company. I don't need Cloud flow, I'll use it only locally.)

 

 

2. Can I use PAD on my personal virtual environment Win10 with my personal account?

It cannot be used as a personal account. It can only be created with a company email account....)

 

Thanks in advance.

 

 

 

 

 

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Pavel_NaNoi
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No you don't need a licence for Power Automate Desktop (PAD), think the guy above me got confused, you'll only need a licence if you're planning on using clouds flows to boot off a PAD automation automatically via some trigger rather than manually. The licence would also be used for sharing PAD automations via solutions, but you can also share them manually with a .txt file (just CTRL+A on your automation, CTRL+C, and CTRL+V into a .txt file, you can then email this to someone else and let them paste it back into PAD)

 

Also yes you can use PAD on a personal virtual environment with any Microsoft account (even a work one), should not be an issue.

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Sundeep_Malik
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1) Yes you will need a license to use Power Automate Desktop and deploy the flow. While just testing it you can do it without a license but for future, when you deploy it, I will suggest you to buy a license.

 

 

Pavel_NaNoi
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No you don't need a licence for Power Automate Desktop (PAD), think the guy above me got confused, you'll only need a licence if you're planning on using clouds flows to boot off a PAD automation automatically via some trigger rather than manually. The licence would also be used for sharing PAD automations via solutions, but you can also share them manually with a .txt file (just CTRL+A on your automation, CTRL+C, and CTRL+V into a .txt file, you can then email this to someone else and let them paste it back into PAD)

 

Also yes you can use PAD on a personal virtual environment with any Microsoft account (even a work one), should not be an issue.

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