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An Office 365 Users Guide to Power Apps & Power Automate (Flow) Licensing – October 2019 Edition

Licensing for Microsoft products and services is often confusing, befuddling, or downright incomprehensible. The licensing for Power Apps and Power Automate is no exception, mostly due to one set of changes that went into effect in February 2019 and a second set of changes that went into effect on October 1, 2019. The goal of this article is to clear up as much of the confusion as possible by documenting Power Apps and Power Automate licensing as of October 1, 2019.

This blog post was last updated on July 21, 2020.

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Why it is Time to Give PowerApps a Second Chance

I admit, the first time I took a look at PowerApps I was quick to dismiss it. The anointed InfoPath replacement tool had a less intuitive interface than InfoPath, you couldn’t really do anything to style the forms, and the formula language was just something I wasn’t prepared to deal with.

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Creating a QnA Chat Bot using LUIS, SharePoint, PowerApps And Flow

In my previous blog post we created a Chat Bot using Azure Static Web Sites, LUIS, SharePoint, Logic Apps, and Microsoft Teams. I had a blast digging into all the technologies and making them work together.

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Microsoft PowerApps: The Return of the Power User

The Microsoft product range has always had a special brand of user that has acted as the glue that holds the whole system together. The Power User.

You can hire a Database Administrator, a JavaScript programmer, a bookkeeper, or a mechanic. There are professional certifications, degrees, or patterns of employment that will tell you who is or isn’t qualified. Power Users, you find, like diamonds on the ground. They may be secretaries, clerks, department heads, or sometimes even executives. A Power User is someone who wants to find tools they can use to make their work more efficient.

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