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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Access services ( Access Web Apps) will be phased out:

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:  Access services ( Access Web Apps) will be phased out:

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Office-Retirement-Blog/Updating-the-Access-Services-in-SharePoint-Roadmap/ba-p/57148

Jim.
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Some additional tools/info on the Access Services retirement:

Introduction to Microsoft PowerApps for Access web apps developers:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=54942

Export Access web app tables to SharePoint
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Export-Access-web-app-tables-to-SharePoint-ff9d9058-14cf-40a2-89c8-ec46cf5cd67c?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US
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aikimark2017-03-28 06:11 AMID: 1983275
Thanks for the heads up, Jim
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From SQL Azure To Sharepoint Lists ... now that ... is special :-)
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David L. Hansen2017-03-28 02:04 PMID: 1983428
Not sure I really like this move by MS. I've taken only a quick look at PowerApps and wasn't convinced that it is all that mature.

What's your impression Jim?
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David,

  Power apps have a way to go I think before they become useful.  But if Microsoft's focus is singular and throws their weight behind it, it could come a long way quickly.

 Time will tell whether this is another flash in the pan like Access Web Apps and Light Switch, or if it has staying power.

 I'm waiting for a little more cohesiveness before I jump in.  Heck if they keep tweaking the Access Desktop side, I might be able to retire without learning another new product ;)

And yes, I'm a bit jaded at this point.  Microsoft killed off Visual FoxPro, which was a great product that I tried to jump into.  

Real bottom line though is if it can solve client problems, then I'm in.

Jim.
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