Stop using Access-based apps in SharePoint Online
Microsoft announced today that Access Services in SharePoint are slowly going away in favor of Microsoft PowerApps! Starting in two months (June 2017), you will no longer be able to create Access-based apps in SharePoint Online, and you have until April 2018 to convert your existing Access apps to PowerApps or any other tool that fits your business needs.
To make the transitioning process smoother, Microsoft has added a feature in Office 365 allowing you to export your data from the Access app, to a SharePoint list from where you can take advantage of both PowerApps and Flow to build modern and mobile-ready business applications. You can find more information about the process here.
As for everyone who is running SharePoint On-Premises, not only will Access Services and Access Web Apps be supported for the remainder of your current SharePoint support timeline, but they will also be included in the next version of SharePoint Server!
For all those of you who think that SharePoint 2016 is the last version of SharePoint On-Premises, this blog post is another proof that there will be another version of SharePoint Server . An important note is that this does not affect the Desktop version of access, but simply Access Services in SharePoint!
I am wondering, how many of you use Access Services in SharePoint Online currently? If you use it simply type something in the comments! You can find the Original Announcement on the Microsoft Tech Community!
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