Access Web Apps in SharePoint Online retirement

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You should already know that Access Web Apps is being retired.

From the Office 365 message center :

« On April 2nd 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).

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. »

Important : This announcement has no impact on the Access Desktop product, and on Access Desktop databases (.accdb).


If you did not do it yet, you should look at PowerApps to replace you Access Applications.

More storage allocation for SharePoint Online

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This change was announced earlier, but the update will start June 21th 2018 and should be completed by the end of August 2018

With this change, SharePoint Online per user license storage allocation will increase to 1 TB plus 10 GB per user license purchased (up from 1 TB plus .5 GB per user license purchased). Note : this does not include SharePoint Online kiosk plans including Office 365 F1 and Microsoft 365 F1.

Once complete, you’ll see this increased storage in your SharePoint Online admin center.

If you are manually managing site collection storage limits those will not be changed, but you will have a larger tenant storage allocation to draw from.