How to create a Power Platform trial?

In this blog we will discuss about how to create a Power Platform trial?

The Microsoft Power Platform comprises of four components – Power BI, Power Apps, Power Automate and Power Virtual Agents. 

The Power Platform tools helps to unlock the potential of office 365 and dynamics 365. It customizes, extends and builds all the apps that you require for your business.  

An Introduction to Microsoft Power Platform

Organizations are understanding the importance of data like never before to drive business outcome. Power Platform enables users to analyze data that works for the business most efficiently – Analyze, Act and Automate. It is done collectively by Power BI, Power Apps, Power Automate and Power virtual agents. It leverages infrastructure of Common data service and data connectors. In addition, Microsoft Power platform native integration with Azure ecosystem helps developers to extend their app capabilities. To know more about Microsoft Power Platform, click here.

Microsoft Power Platform Ecosystem

Get Started with Power Platform free for 30 days 

If you are interested in Power Apps, you can explore all capabilities for free. However, you need to sign-up for the Power platform trial that lasts for 30 days. If you do not possess any license, the trial plan provides you with temporary access for all the components of Power Apps and other features.  

  • Explore the capabilities of Office 365 (Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Excel and more). 
  • Low cost solution to create Apps from BLANK, CANVAS OR MODEL-DRIVEN.
  • It helps to connect to Common Data Service and other data sources like premium data connectors, or on-premises data 
  • Create automated workflows using Power Automate.
  • Power apps admin center helps to create and manage environment and Common Data Service databases.

Moreover, if you have license through office 365, or Power Apps license, you already have access to some of these features. Trial license temporarily increases your capabilities to include all the other features in the previous list.  

Identify your current license

First you need to find out which license you already possess by trying to sign in Power Apps with your credentials.

Sign-in with your credentials
Enter password
Power Apps Home screen
  • If you are not able to sign in, you do not have any Power Apps license.
  • You need to register and start a trial in case you want to access Power Apps.
  • If you can’t sign in, select the gear icon on the upper right corner and select plans

Identify your current license

If you have an existing license, you can still start a free 30-day trial of Power Apps from existing license to learn and explore all features of Power Apps. 

  • Select the gear icon near the upper right corner
  • Select Admin center
  • Then select New environment near the upper right corner
  • Follow the instructions to complete the sign-up process

Get a license from scratch

Regardless of whether you possess license for Power Apps or not, you can start a free, 30 days trial of Power Apps through the following steps.

  • Open the Power Apps site and then select Sign up free

If you are signing using a phone, first open the menu in the upper right corner, and then select Sign-up free


  • In the middle of the screen, select Pricing, and then select Start free trial.
  • The dialog box appears, enter your school or work email address, and thereafter select submit.

Note: You will not be able to login with your personal account. Power Apps does not support email addresses provided by telecommunications providers or by consumer email services. You need to complete sign up using an email address assigned by your work or school.

  • If there is dialog box that appears to indicate that Power Apps recognizes your organization credential, then follow the prompts to finish signing in.

Further, follow the prompts to check your email, verify your email address and provide any other information, and finally select Start.

Get started with Power Platform using Dynamics 365

  • Open dynamics 365  to start Power Platform trial.
  • At the bottom of the page click on Sign up here
  • A dialog box will appear, click on No, continue signing up
  • You will get a sign-up form, fill the details and press Next
  • Using your organization password, your Power Platform account will be created. You need user ID and password to sign in your account.
How to create a Power Platform trial?
  • Thereafter you will enter your number to verify the account
  • Subsequently, after verification is confirmed, you will get sign-in page and user ID. Click on set up.
  • Finally, you can complete the process of signing by clicking on Complete Setup at the bottom of the page
  • Finally you can login your account, and explore the wide range of apps shared by Microsoft including Power Apps and others.

Follow the above mentioned steps to create a Power Platform trial. In addition, to know more about Power Apps, Click here.

 

Rashmi Kaushik

Software Consultant and Power Platform SME at Cynoteck with years of experience as full stack web developer. Dynamic and detail-oriented Web Developer with a knack for conceptualizing and delivering elegant, user-friendly solutions effectively and efficiently. She also posses strong expertise in AWS cloud based technology and is a certified AWS Solutions Architect and developer.

 

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