Explore PowerApps for free for 30 days

You can explore all PowerApps capabilities for free by signing up for a PowerApps Plan 2 license that expires after 30 days. If you don't have any license for PowerApps, the trial plan provides temporary access to these and other features:

  • Extend the capabilities of Office 365 (SharePoint Online, Teams, Excel and more).
  • Create and run canvas apps that connect to Common Data Service (CDS) for Apps and a wide range of more than 200 other data sources, including premium connectors and on-premises data.
  • Create and run model-driven apps.
  • Create automated workflows with Microsoft Flow.
  • Create and manage environments and CDS for Apps databases.

If you have a PowerApps Plan 1 license or a license through Office 365, you already have access to some of these features; the trial license temporarily expands your access to include all features in the previous list. To find out what capabilities each type of license offers, see the pricing page.

Identify your current license

To find out which license or licenses you already have, try to sign in to PowerApps with your work or school credentials.

  • If you can't sign in, you don't have any PowerApps licenses, and you'll need to start a trial if you want any access to PowerApps.

    Important

    You can't sign in by using a personal email address, such as one that ends in outlook.com, hotmail.com, or gmail.com. For more information, see What email address can I use? later in this topic.

  • If you can sign in, select the gear icon near the upper-right corner, and then select Plans.

    Gear icon

Upgrade an existing license

To start a free, 30-day trial of PowerApps Plan 2 from an existing license, sign in to PowerApps, and then try any feature that requires Plan 2. (For example, select the gear icon near the upper-right corner, select Admin center, and then select New environment near the upper-right corner.) Then follow the prompts to complete the sign-up process.

Get a license from scratch

Regardless of whether you have a license for PowerApps, you can start a free, 30-day trial of PowerApps Plan 2 by following these steps:

  1. Open the PowerApps site, and then select Sign up free.

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

  2. Near the middle of the screen, select Pricing, and then select Start free trial.

  3. In the dialog box that appears, type or paste your work or school email address, and then select Submit.

    Important

    For more information, see What email address can I use? later in this topic.

  4. If a dialog box indicates that PowerApps recognizes your organizational credentials, follow the prompts to finish signing in.

    Sign in with work account

    Otherwise, follow the prompts to check your email, verify your email address, provide more information if necessary, and select Start.

FAQ

What email address can I use?

You can use a work or school address to sign up for a trial license. If you use another kind of address, you might experience one of the symptoms in this table.

Symptom / error message Cause and workaround
Personal email addresses (e.g. nancy@gmail.com)

You receive a message like the following during signup:

You entered a personal email address: Please enter your work email address so we can securely store your company's data.

or

That looks like a personal email address. Enter your work address so we can connect you with others in your company. And don’t worry. We won’t share your address with anyone.
PowerApps doesn't support email addresses provided by consumer email services or telecommunications providers.

To complete signup, try again using an email address assigned by your work or school.
.gov or .mil addresses

You receive a message like the following during signup:

PowerApps unavailable: PowerApps is not available for users with .gov or .mil email addresses at this time. Use another work email address or check back later.

or

We can't finish signing you up. It looks like Microsoft PowerApps isn't currently available for your work or school.
PowerApps doesn't support .gov or .mil addresses at this time.
Email address is not an Office 365 ID

You receive a message like the following during signup:

We can't find you at contoso.com. Do you use a different ID at work or school? Try signing in with that, and if it doesn't work, contact your IT department.
Your organization signs in to Office 365 and other Microsoft services with IDs other than email addresses. For example, your email address might be Nancy.Smith@contoso.com, but your ID is nancys@contoso.com.

To complete signup, use the ID that your organization has assigned to you for signing in to Office 365 or other Microsoft services. If you don't know what this is, contact your IT administrator.

What happens when my trial expires?

You'll be prompted to request an extension of the trial or purchase a plan 30 days after the trial starts. You can find details about all plans on the pricing page.

If you don't extend the trial or purchase a plan but you still have another kind of license, you can still use all the features of PowerApps that your other license provides. Any data in CDS for Apps will remain as it is, and any app or flow that uses CDS for Apps will continue to run as it did if your license supports them. If you try to use features that Plan 2 supports but your existing license doesn't (for example, modify a schema or entities in CDS for Apps), you'll be prompted to purchase a plan.

More questions?

Try the PowerApps community.