If you want to get started with Dataverse but do not have a license available get a Power Apps Developer Plan. The Developer Plan gives you Power Apps, Power Automate and Dataverse for non-production use. Learn more at: https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/developerplan/
You have two options for signing up:
- Get started free, use this choice if are you not using Power Apps, Power Automate or Dataverse.
- Existing user? Add a dev environment, use this choice if you are already using Power Apps, Power Automate or Dataverse.
The setup experience in both cases looks like the images below. Important: a work or school account is needed.
Click Get started free or Existing user? Add a dev environment.
Enter your work or school email address and click Next.
Select your country or region, enter your phone number and click Get started.
Click Get Started to confirm the confirmation details.
You will be prompted to select you country again and then click Accept.
Your new development environment will open in the Power Apps maker experience. The environment will be your full name in plural “Environment”. For example, “Norm Young’s Environment”. You cannot change this name. Outside of dataflows you get all of the standard and premium features.
Not every organization will have access to Dataverse. Using the Power Apps Developer Plan will give you opportunities to discover the feature set and prove the value to your organization prior to buying more licenses. Sign-up today and get developing!
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