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Microsoft quietly sets new data storage pricing for PowerApps, Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement

by Jason Gumpert
March 04 2019

Change is coming to database storage pricing for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement and PowerApps, but customers may have missed the news. An update nestled in a late February update within the Office 365 Admin Portal confirmed that pricing changes first floated in September 2018 will be introduced on April 1 2019 and will affect applications that store their data via the Common Data Service for Apps.

An observant partner pointed out to MSDW that the new pricing can already be found in the latest CSP price list. It assigns separate costs per GB for database, file, and log storage. Those CSP list prices are reportedly as follows: 

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Prior to co-founding, Jason was a Principal Software Consultant at Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), where he implemented solutions, trained customers, managed software development, and spent some time in the pre-sales engineering organization. He has also held consulting positions at CSC Consulting and Monitor Group.

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Submitted by James Reinhardt on Tue, 03/05/2019 - 09:27 Permalink

So, the most expensive storage in the SAS world ($5/gb) just went to $40/gb? Microsoft suggests everyone go online, and then punishes them for having a large database. One of my customers uses 95 gb between the prod, dev, and test environments. Glad I'm not the one who has to inform them of this.

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Submitted by Trouts on Wed, 03/06/2019 - 05:14 Permalink

Again, we are reading this through non-official channels with no supporting documentation, no specific details about how these new storage types will work, questions around what the actual storage level will be and this is all coming into effect in less than 4 weeks! This is very poor. Microsoft again making partners look like idiots because we cannot give best advice to our (and their) customers. Will they never learn? Or is this just a big April fool joke?

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Submitted by jacobroder on Fri, 01/31/2020 - 10:58 Permalink

This has been coming for a while. Microsoft "misspoke" a while ago about changing storage pricing and then backtracked. It seems like this one is going to happen, though. We've built a solution to address this. If you head over to, you'll see our approach to keep costs the same AND give better searchability and reporting on audit data.

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