Updates to Microsoft Flow and PowerApps for Office 365

Over the past two years, we have helped drive the transformation of business processes with Microsoft 365 by helping you create innovative business apps based on tools such as Microsoft Flow, PowerApps, SharePoint lists, Microsoft Forms, and Power BI.


We’ve invested heavily and will continue to invest in enhancing and extending the value of Flow and PowerApps and over the next several months we plan to release new capabilities including:

  • Custom reusable canvas controls for PowerApps
  • Responsive design for PowerApps canvas apps  
  • Enhancing SharePoint document libraries with PowerApps and PowerApps forms  
  • Availability of PowerApps and Flow in the US Government sovereign cloud (“GCC”)  

We’ve been amazed to see how you’ve extended the Microsoft 365 platform to build the next generation of business applications with low code or no code requirements. We have some great examples showcased in our Business Apps Resource Center.


Office 365 plans include PowerApps and Flow capabilities to help organizations extend Office 365.  Beyond Office 365, PowerApps and Microsoft Flow Plans 1 and 2 offer additional capabilities including integrating data outside of Office 365 into Office 365 experiences and standalone apps. We are introducing some changes to simplify the distinction between the version of PowerApps and Flow for Office 365 plans and PowerApps and Flow Plans 1 and 2 by making the following changes:


Effective February 1, 2019, the following capabilities will only be available with PowerApps and Flow Plan 1 and Plan 2:

  • Creation and publication of custom connectors in PowerApps and Microsoft Flow
  • HTTP custom actions integrated into Flow outside SharePoint and OneDrive
  • Integration of on-premises data through the on-premises  data gateway

Customers with active users of these features will get an automatic extension until January 31, 2020 or the expiration of their existing Office 365 subscription term (whichever is longer).   


Otherwise, if you have no active usage but still would like to use the features listed above, you can submit a ticket to request an extension via Microsoft Support before January 31, 2019 to ensure uninterrupted service.  Extensions will run for twelve months or the expiration of your existing Office 365 subscription term (whichever is longer). Your ability to request an extension will expire on April 30, 2019.  After that, unless previously extended, use of these services will require PowerApps and Flow Plan 1 or Plan 2.  


For any questions about the specific availability of any PowerApps or Flow capability in Office 365, please see https://powerapps.microsoft.com/pricing/.


We recognize that these changes can be disruptive to some organizations.  However, we believe this will help simplify and provide clarity about the best way to deliver tailored experiences both within Office 365 and across the greater ecosystem.