Microsoft has now released PowerApps as public preview as of April 29 2016.

Today, I will be showing you how to sign up to PowerApps.


What is PowerApps?

Microsoft announced PowerApps on December 1 2015 at Directions EMEA.

PowerApps allows you to easily create apps based on data not only from Microsoft products but from data saved in Google Drive and OneDrive etc without requiring the knowledge of sophisticated programming. More like an Excel equation to develop an app.


How to sign up

Go to

Click on “Sign up free” at the top right corner.


Enter your corporate email address (not a free mail) and click on “Submit”.


Your address you just entered should show up. Click on “Sign Up” to continue.


Check on message below and go to your email client you normally use.


There should be an email from Office 365 team.

Click on the confirmation link from the email you’ve received.


Enter your name, password and click “Start” to begin.


And that’s it!

You can read how to create an Excel based app from here.

and you can read how to create a workflow using “Microsoft Flow” from here.