Microsoft kills Office 365’s Project Osaka service in the womb

February 2, 2017

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Microsoft quietly turned its CollabDB service into Project Osaka recently. Project Osaka is an Office 365 service, which was supposed to allow users to create and share tables with their teams. Previously, the service was a list-sharing app but now it’s a table sharing app. However, as it seems like, Project Osaka will never see the light of the day. The software giant has been testing Osaka privately for a little while now — however, it recently announced that it’s retiring Osaka:

“Beginning today, we’re winding down Project Osaka and it will be fully retired on March 31st, 2017. We understand that this transition won’t be an easy one and we’re working hard to make this process as easy as possible. Please see the instructions for migrating your data. We’ve enjoyed working with each of you and we have deep admiration for the things you’ve built. Thank you for using Project Osaka.”

The service will no longer be available from the end of March, and it’s also not clear whether Microsoft wants to bring back Osaka with a different name or purpose in the future.

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