Long ago, I already wrote a post on how to get a free Microsoft 365, aka Office 365. But there were changes to those programs, so I decided to write a new article which covers them. Someone could ask why I should get Office 365 free version?
If you want to be:
- Microsoft 365 developer
- Microsoft 365 administrator or architect
- You need an environment for your own or freelance projects. Do you remember my post “How to start earning $10k per month“? You can use it to start your own business!
So how can we get free Microsoft 365?
It’s simple. You have to join Microsoft 365 developer program. It’s important to mention here, it’s not a basic license. Some time ago Microsoft made changes to the program. Now it’s a free Microsoft 365 E5 developer subscription! That’s right. You have access to all amazing tools for free. Azure Active Directory, Intune, Power BI, and all other tools to learn Microsoft cloud. Do
One important thing here. You have to use this license actively! If you do not use it, Microsoft will delete your tenant. Of course, you will get information about that, but you have to remember about it.
What about Power Apps license?
Free Power Apps license is something new. Some time ago, Microsoft introduced a new plan called a community plan. And a few weeks ago, they replaced it with a Power Apps Developer plan.
Key changes include:
- The ability to share apps with team members for development and testing purposes
- Increased capacity allocations
- The ability to create more environments to support ALM (application lifecycle management) scenarios (coming soon)
The Power Apps Developer Plan gives you a free development environment to build and test with Power Apps, Power Automate, and Microsoft Dataverse.
So when you combine those two plans, you will get a complete environment.
Why you should get free Office 365/Microsoft account account?
In many cases, we can enable developer site in your company tenant. And that will be enough. But if you want to learn more or if you’re going to earn more money you need a tool. Microsoft is doing a fantastic job of helping you get new skills. It’s worth it.
So now you go to Microsoft Learn and use it to get the knowledge that allows you to utilize your developer tenant fully. Those training materials are completely free and very well prepared. Unfortunately, it also means that you have no excuses anymore 🙂 .
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