NOTE: If you are an IT professional managing the Office 365 update process, check out the channel releases page to learn which updates are provided in each channel.
NOTE: For Access 2016, no existing features or functionality from previous versions were deprecated in this release.
Microsoft Access now included in Office 365 Business and Business Premium plans
As businesses of all sizes come to realize the value of data analytics to inform decision-making, many are also discovering the need for database solutions like Microsoft Access to help collect, organize and share data, as well as create reports that deliver valuable insights. That’s why we’re pleased to announce that Microsoft Access is now included in the Office 365 Business and Business Premium plans—designed to meet the needs of small and mid-size businesses.
Soon, Access will be rolling out to Office 365 Business and Business Premium subscribers. Access will be automatically installed for these customers as part of their next regular Office client update, rolling out between December 1, 2016 and January 30, 2017. Access will continue to be included in the Office 365 ProPlus, E3 and E5 plans.
For more information, see Access included as part of Office 365 Business and Business Premium.
NOTE: Customers who have updates set to the Deferred Channel will receive this update in June 2017. To learn more about the Deferred Channel, see Overview of update channels for Office 365 ProPlus.