GCC solution: “Your org doesn’t allow Microsoft Flow. You’ll need to use your personal email to sign up and get access.”

I’m currently on an adventure into my first GCC (government) tenant. When I went to https://flow.microsoft.com in this new GCC tenant, I got the following error:

“That didn’t work. Your org doesn’t allow Microsoft Flow. You’ll need to use your personal email to sign up and get access.”

I was in the habit of using that URL for quick access. Turns out the GCC tenant uses a different Flow. If you use the app launcher in your tenant to get there, you’ll notice the correct URL to memorize is https://gov.flow.microsoft.us (or your locality).

If that doesn’t work for you, and you’ve tried to get to Flow through the App Launcher (waffle icon in the upper left of Office online or SharePoint), it could very well be that your organization doesn’t allow Flow.

One major difference I’ve noticed so far is that Flow for government O365 tenants only has around ~85 connectors currently where as Flow for commercial O365 tenants has around ~275 connectors.

The following are the available connectors currently in GCC tenants:

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Add or subtract hours from date/time values in Power BI using M formula in Power Query Editor

Previously, I shared how to transform date/time values in Power BI using DAX. But I’m working on building more using M formulas as those are less resource-intensive and improve report performance.

The following was my solution for correcting a time zone issue in which the original data’s date/time column was 5 hours ahead.

=[#"Date/Time"] - #duration(0, 5, 0, 0)

That example subtracts 5 hours from a column called Date/Time. You can change the column name to your own, of course. Also update the numeric values in the #duration part to add or subtract days, hours, minutes, and seconds, respectively.

#duration(days, hours, minutes, seconds)

And just change the to + to add instead of subtract.


Add seven days (a week)

=[#"Date/Time"] + #duration(7, 0, 0, 0)

Correct a time zone – Add hours

=[#"Date/Time"] + #duration(0, 5, 0, 0)

Correct a time zone – Subtract hours and minutes

=[#"Date/Time"] - #duration(0, 2, 30, 0)

Learn more about M formulas and functions

Check out “Add a custom column in Power BI Desktop” from Microsoft Docs to get started with creating custom columns using M formulas instead of DAX.

This Power Query M function reference guide is super helpful for learning more about available functions to use in your M formulas in Power Query Editor.