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Posted by: MadPiet Aug 21 2018, 01:37 PM

Sorry for the lame title...

Say i'm a lone developer without a business e-mail... can I even develop PowerApps? If so, how? (If I get an O365 subscription, can I publish that way?) What manages the backend data connections? Is it more like Sharepoint or PowerBI?

Thanks,
Pieter

Posted by: GroverParkGeorge Aug 21 2018, 06:22 PM

I'm sure you can get https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/ for free.

Not much more than that, though. smirk.gif

My understanding is that PowerApps can connect to a huge variety of data sources.

Posted by: MadPiet Aug 22 2018, 09:57 AM

So without a corporate e-mail (so corp job to tie it to), you're basically screwed. I guess my only option is to buy a .com and get an e-mail that way. Hmm....

Posted by: GroverParkGeorge Aug 22 2018, 10:03 AM

So far as I know, that's true, but I've never investigated PAs very much...

Posted by: PhilS Aug 23 2018, 09:14 AM

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I guess my only option is to buy a .com and get an e-mail that way. Hmm....

You don't need your own domain. You'll get a yourname.onmicrosoft.com domain automatically with a Office 365 Business subscription.

Posted by: MadPiet Aug 23 2018, 09:40 AM

Oh, so if I get a O365 Business subscription, I can build PowerApps?

Thanks!

Posted by: PhilS Aug 23 2018, 10:18 AM

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Oh, so if I get a O365 Business subscription, I can build PowerApps?

Yes, you can. However, some features, such as the Common Data Service or SharePoint Services, are not available in the lower tier subscriptions and require an additional PowerApps-Plan or higher tier Office 365 subscription.

To get started and toy around with PowerApps, the PowerApps Community Plan might be a sensible option.

Look at the https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/administrator/pricing-billing-skus to get the full picture.

[Edit/PS]: The https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/ is a better resource for a comprehensible overview over the available features in the different plans.

Posted by: MadPiet Aug 27 2018, 10:33 AM

The super annoying part is that I need a corporate e-mail account for most of this stuff... =(

Posted by: PhilS Aug 27 2018, 10:50 AM

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The super annoying part is that I need a corporate e-mail account for most of this stuff... =(

I don't understand. Annoying in which way? If you have an Office 365 Business Subscription you automatically get your corporate email account, don't you?

Posted by: MadPiet Aug 27 2018, 12:14 PM

I sorted it out... gave up and called Sales.