Capacity add-ons

If your organization has purchased capacity add-ons, you have to allocate that capacity to any environment where you want to use it. You also have to make sure that your users have access to those environments and have the correct permissions before they can use the products for which you've purchased a capacity add-on.

There are three stages for using capacity add-ons:

  1. Purchase: you buy individual capacity add-ons. For purchasing information, see the Power Apps and Power Automate Licensing Guide Oct 2019.
  2. Allocate: assign the purchased add-ons to an environment.
  3. Consume: once allocated, you can consume the capacity add-ons.

View capacity add-ons in Power Platform Admin center

If your organization has purchased capacity add-ons, an Add-ons tile appears on the Capacity screen in the Power Platform Admin center. Sign into the Admin center, and select Analytics > Capacity in the left-side navigation pane.

The Add-ons tile shows summary information about the capacity add-ons that your organization has.

Add-on tile

Each capacity has a usage gauge that shows how many units have been assigned compared to the available capacity. Capacities are measured in different ways depending on the product. For example, App passes are assigned individually, while AI Builder capacity is measured in credits. Refer to the product documentation for more information about metering.

Allocate or change capacity in an environment

To allocate capacity to an environment:

  1. Sign into the Power Platform Admin center.

  2. Select Analytics > Capacity in the left-side navigation pane.

  3. On the Capacity screen, do one of the following to open the Manage add-ons screen:

    • Scroll down to the Add-ons tile, and then select Manage on the top-right corner of the Add-ons tile.
    • Select the Add-ons tab. Select Assign to an environment in the upper-left menu bar.
    • Select the Add-ons tab. Select an environment, and then select Manage add-ons in the upper-left menu bar.
  4. Select the environment where you want to add capacity from the Environment drop-down menu, and then allocate from your available capacity.

    Manage add-ons

Control who can allocate add-on capacity

As an admin, you can restrict who can allocate add-on capacity to environments.

  1. Sign in to the Power Platform Admin center at https://admin.powerplatform.microsoft.com.

  2. Select the Gear icon (Gear icon) in the upper-right corner of the Power Platform site.

  3. Under Who can allocated add-on capacity to environments, select Only specific admins.

The following admins will be able to allocate add-on capacity in the Power Platform Admin center:

  • Office 365 Global admins
  • Service admins
  • Delegated admins

FAQ

Can I assign Power Apps per app plans in the Microsoft 365 admin center (admin.microsoft.com)?

No. Although after purchasing Power Apps per app plans they appear in https://admin.microsoft.com, they shouldn't be assigned to users in this website. Power Apps per app plans are to be allocated to an environment by an admin in https://admin.powerplatform.microsoft.com. After per app plans are allocated to an environment, the plans are assigned to end users when apps are shared with end users in the environment.

Can I use model-driven apps by consuming app passes?

Yes. Please use the following steps.

Note

The following steps aren't required to use per app plans with model-driven apps. You can use the traditional steps. However, the following instructions minimize manual steps of assigning CDS security roles to users individually.

  1. Create a group in Azure Active Directory, see Create a group and add members.

    1. Go to: https://portal.azure.com > Azure Active Directory > Groups > + New Group
  2. Assign the group licenses in portal.azure.com.

    1. Go to: https://portal.azure.com > Azure Active Directory > Groups > search for the group created in Step #1.
    2. For now, sign up for the Per app baseline access plan, and then assign the license Power Apps per app plan baseline access. See Assign or remove licenses.
  3. Add users to the group, see Add or remove group members.

  4. Generate a canvas app from Common Data Service in Power Apps.

    1. Use Common Data Service from an environment you plan to share the model-driven app.
    2. Assign the security role to the group that you plan to use to make the model-driven app accessible to end users.
  5. Share the canvas app with the group created in Step #1. See Assign a group to a role.

  6. Proceed with sharing the model-driven app, and assign the security role from Step #4b to the users expected to access the app.

How do I setup an app to use app passes?

See Power Apps per app plan.

When can I see how many capacity add-ons are consumed?

Check back later for availability.