Use Power Automate self-assisted premium trials to run both attended and unattended RPA

Today we are very excited to announce that our Power Automate self-assisted premium trial just got better. Now you will be able to run both attended and unattended RPA scenarios using self-assisted premium trials.

First let us clarify a bit on the self-assisted premium trial that we are referring here.

As we know, Power Automate premium trials allow individual users to get hands-on experience on all the Power Automate premium features, including analyzing their processes and creating unlimited cloud flows, plus automating legacy applications through robotic process automation (RPA) and AI. However, some people might not know is that, Power Automate offers 2 separate channels to start premium trials.

  1. The first channel to obtain RPA trials is centrally managed by organization admins from Microsoft 365 admin center.  Admins could obtain 25 seats of the free  Power Automate per user plan with attended RPA trial, as well as the Power Automate unattended RPA add-on trial. The admins then could assign those attended RPA trials to 25 individual makers, and assign the unattended add-ons to targeted environments in order to get thing fully setup for the makers to use. Click here to learn more. The admin managed trials will start with 30 days, and could be extended once to a total 60 days, before doing actual purchasing.
  2. There is also a 2nd channel to start RPA trials, which is the 90-days self-assisted premium trial that we are referring to for today’s enhancement. Everyone in the organization should be able to obtain these trials for themselves and start building automations (unless admins have disabled any trials to get started within the whole organization).

For an individual user to get started with the self-assisted premium trial, you can click the Start free trial links from one of the following user interfaces:

1) From the pricing page  click the Try free link under Per-user plan with attended RPA


2) Or, from the Power Automate portal desktop flow page, click start a free trial link.

You are all set! It may take some minutes to get all license information synced up, but you should be ready to go and run both attended and unattended scenarios on your machine without additional cost for 90 days!

After your trial expired, you will have a few options: either ask your admin to purchase a paid attended RPA plan and assign to you, or directly purchase an attended RPA plan using your own credit card. Read more about direct purchase here. (Note: currently we don’t support direct purchase on unattended RPA add-on yet. Therefore in order to purchase unattended RPA add-on, you will still need to go through your admin channel.)

Hope this article helps you get started with Power Automate premium trials, and we are excited to learn what you build!