Thursday, 21 June 2018

Access Web Apps are being retired from SharePoint Online

Last reminder from Microsoft: Access Web Apps are being retired from SharePoint Online

Action required by 1 July 2018

As originally announced in March 2017 and communicated again over the last year, Microsoft no longer recommends Access Services for new apps. This feature is being retired from Office 365.

How does this affect me?

Starting on April 2, 2018, Access Web Apps databases were set as read-only. Starting July 1, 2018, Access Web Apps will be uninstalled (and underlying databases will be deleted).

What do I need to do to prepare for this change?

We encourage you to take immediate actions to migrate valuable data from active Access Web Apps. There are multiple ways to migrate Access web apps data; export to SharePoint Lists, export to local Access database (.ACCDB) and export to SQL Server – are a few examples. In SharePoint Server this feature will be supported in accordance with the Microsoft Lifecycle Policy. This announcement has no impact on the Access Desktop product, and on Access Desktop databases (.accdb). We recommend customers explore PowerApps as the successor of Access web apps, and the future for declarative business applications.

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