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MC679737 – Business Connectivity Services (BCS) retirement

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check before: 2023-10-21

Product:

Power Apps, SharePoint

Platform:

Online, World tenant

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Change type:

Admin impact, Retirement

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SharePoint has a long history of helping users work with external data inside the SharePoint user experience. As SharePoint has evolved into a cloud-first service, so too have the options for customers that wish to integrate with external data sources. To simplify these options and provide the best experience for these scenarios going forward, Microsoft is announcing its plan to retire Business Connectivity Services (BCS) in Microsoft 365 and focus on Microsoft Power Apps as its replacement technology.
[Key points:]
Major: Retirement
Timeline:
October 2, 2023: Retirement announcement and customers can proactively set a property to block Business Connectivity services features within their tenant.
October 30, 2023: Microsoft will begin blocking Business Connectivity Services features based on the tenant property set by the customer.
January 8, 2024: Microsoft will block Business Connectivity Services features in new Microsoft 365 tenants by default, as well as in tenants who haven’t used the feature since October 30, 2023.
September 30, 2024: Business Connectivity Services is fully retired in Microsoft 365.
Action: Review and assess impact.

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Created:
2023-10-07

updated:
2023-10-07

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