Microsoft Office Access 2017 Comprehensive Manual
When we first created, we set out on a mission to enable both information workers and developers to quickly create data centric web applications with little or no programming. Over the last several years it has become clear that the needs of our customers have grown beyond the scope of what Access Services can offer, such as mobile device support, integration with line of business data, and professional developer extensions. When we researched how to close these gaps, the answer became clear as well; we’re aligning efforts behind as the way to build no-code business solutions on desktop and mobile devices. PowerApps offers a comprehensive set of application building tools, connection to custom web APIs, and a wide array of database options including SharePoint lists, SQL Azure databases, Common Data Service and third-party data sources. We no longer recommend Access Services for new apps.
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This feature will be retired from Office 365. We will stop creation of new Access-based apps in SharePoint Online starting June 2017 and shut down any remaining apps by April 2018. We know that many of you have come to depend on Access custom web apps and we are working to make the transition to PowerApps as smooth as possible. We have added a feature to export your data to SharePoint lists where you can create PowerApps and. We have also published guidance on how to port your custom web app to PowerApps. We will include Access Services and Access Web Apps in the next version of SharePoint Server.
Access Web Apps and Access Services will continue to be supported in all current versions of on-premises SharePoint servers for the remainder of the. Access Desktop databases (.ACCDB files) will not be impacted by this decision.
If you’ve used previous versions of Access, these are the databases you’re already familiar with, and you’ll continue to work with files you’ve created in the past. Desktop databases have all the powerful features, such as VBA, that has made Access such a popular way to run a business. We will continue to invest in Access Desktop databases to expanded data connectivity, management, and developer features. - the Access and SharePoint teams.
This is a considerable disappointment for a lot developers! This is not the first time that Access (cloud) developers must packup and start again. They are intending we all move to PowerApps - the trouble is this simply doesn't have the functionality. Power apps are not capable to re-build the Access web apps. So how do we start again?
To keep this up you have to be very much like Microsoft! But im not sure that will be for my livecycle! Very sad for developers that build a business model arround SharePoint & SharePoint web apps. Now Access developers for cloud apps has nothing anymore. Only hybride solutions. We must rebuild our cloud apps to desktop apps!
We are back years in time! Is that the vision of Microsoft for Access developers, remain good old rummage in vba?
Shame on you, Microsoft. AWAs only went live in Office 365 in January 2014 and now, 3 years later, you are telling us to ditch our AWAs and get them out of Office 365 by April 2018, one year from now. What happened to 10 year life cycles? Why suggest that AWAs could be part of the solution to you retiring Infopath? Speaking of Infopath, let's compare what you are doing for Infopath developers and AWA developers. Compare this announcement with that for the retirement of Infopath in January 2014 at 2.
How long will InfoPath be supported? • The InfoPath 2013 client will be supported through April 2023 (9 years). • InfoPath Forms Services for SharePoint Server 2013 will be supported until April 2023 (9 years) • InfoPath Forms Services in Office 365 will be supported until further notice. AWAs • The AWA designer will be supported through May 2017 (2 months). • Access Services in Office 365 will be supported until April 2018 (1 year). You have shafted us good and proper. 1) So AWAs, which were not much good for mobile apps, but were good for desktop users are dead and we are being recommended to move to PowerApps, which do mobile and tablet nicely, but don't do desktop.
2) So far, Microsoft have given us the option to move our AWA tables from SQL azure to where? To SharePoint lists. Yes, that's SharePoint lists. Remember the major change in moving from Access 2010 web databases to Access 2013 web apps and the reasons Microsoft gave about how much better it would be to move away from SharePoint lists for reasons of scalability and speed? Are they mad? Tom Whilst I have utmost respect for Andy and Ben, and to be fair their document does mention the weaknesses in Power Apps, the documents summary of the benefits of each completely misses out the facts that you can't build any business logic in Power Apps - nor can you build a proper web application.
Power Apps IS NOT a replacement for AWA. I have spent time in the past few months reviewing a number of web database / rad tools on my blog and I decided I couldn't even review Power Apps yet as it doesn't cover even the most basic requirements of such a platform. For me a marriage of AWA, Power Apps, Power BI and Flow would have been an awesome platform for building web and mobile apps with great BI and workflow built in - there's still time for a change of mind! I agree with all previous comments. Any date yet for when you will be deprecating PowerApps (you will)? No real wonder your app store is practically empty.
The idea that PowerApps is a replacement defies all logic (yes I read the white paper). I think I will stick to Angular and other open source approaches.
I'm not putting myself through this nonsense any more. My guess is you didn't like the resources these apps were using on the Azure cloud. You did the math and killed it. That's why PowerApps basically use every one else's cloud. I totally agree with Julian & Judy. AWA is something that is way too good to be discarded! It is a completely illogical decision, based on the reasons presented thus far.
It does not compute. AWA is the best thing I have ever come across in 20 plus years of IT. I say this as a non-developer who finally had a chance to quickly create value to any business using a brilliant product. Guys, you can't keep throwing us under the bus. We go out there day after day and try to convince our clients and employers to invest in technology that we believe in, only for it to be discarded soon thereafter. I would like to retire one day with some credibility left! Please rethink this decision as I really don't think you realise how good this product is and how important it is.
Appreciate all the comments here which we're reviewing internally. We recognize that removing a feature from our service can be disruptive. Haynes Gmc Envoy Repair Manual. Let me offer a few additional points.
• Its correct that InfoPath etc. Was officially deprecated in 2014 from the on premises SharePoint Server, which means that it will be carried forward to at least the next major release. Support would have ended in 2013, but we made the decision to refresh the support data last year as if we had released a new product; InfoPath support on the desktop and in on premises server runs until 2026. (InfoPath 2013 remains the last version of the client software.) • Similarly, Access Web Apps was refreshed in SharePoint 2016 along with Access 2016; on premises support for AWA continues to run forward to 2026 as well (five years standard and five years extended).