Microsoft increase API limits

Microsoft introduce massive increase to Power Platform API Limits/Request Allocations

John PhillipsProduct Updates

Microsoft have announced an increase to the Power Platform daily request limits for Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Virtual Agents, and Dynamics 365 users.

This major increase from Microsoft is aimed at ensuring that customers in most business environments have sufficient capacity to support their automation requirements. This can be seen with the Power Automate per user plan which is jumping from 5,000 to 40,000 available requests per user, per day.

What is an API call/Power Platform Request?

An API call (Application Programming Interface), also referred to as a request, is the process of retrieving requested data from an external server or program. These requests can consist of creating, reading, updating, deleting, sharing, or assigning of a record. One of these actions can take up to hundreds of API calls to achieve.

What is an example of this? When you download a new app, you will most likely be required to fill in your email or password before using it. Once you submit your information, an API call has been made. And then your details are transferred, processed, and sent back in a matter of seconds. API calls help make frequently repeated, yet complex processes highly repeatable without a lot of coding.

What are the new request limits?

Paid user licences for Power Platform (excludes Power Apps per App, Power Automate per flow, and Power Virtual Agents) and Dynamics 365 excluding D365 Team Member – 40,000 (in a 24-hour period)

Power Apps pay-as-you-go plan, and paid licensed users for Power Apps per app, Microsoft 365 plans with Power Platform access, and Dynamics 365 Team Member – 6,000 (in a 24-hour period)

Power Automate per flow plan, Power Virtual Agents base offer, and Power Virtual Agents add-on pack – 250,000 (in a 24-hour period)


This is a very welcome development from Microsoft as these new allocations will prevent customers from reaching their API limits, potentially affecting their use of the Microsoft platforms. Additionally, in the rare case a customer has an extremely high-scale scenario that requires bulk processing in a short timeframe, the Microsoft Power Platform meter enables them to pay for the requests used above the limit. For example, if a user with a Power Automate per user licence made 45,000 requests in a day, the licence allows up to 40,000 requests/24 hours, they can just pay for the 5,000 additional requests.

For more information, please visit Pay-as-you-go for overages and extra details about Power Platform API calls/request limits, you can click here. If you have any questions on these changes, please feel free to contact one of our experts.

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