Satya Nadella - the CEO of Microsoft has changed the way Microsoft works and his vision is well described in this article.
Editorial Note: Read that and consider where will Microsoft Access be in 2020. My personal view is that bits and pieces of Access Web Apps will scattered across other Office Apps like Excel Surveys. Beyond that we hope that desktop computing has made a comeback or that the well intentioned Access Web Apps hit the big time. For now, Access desktop lives on and those databases can certainly work with Azure web app databases in the cloud thru linked tables. See the MVP video I recently posted on how this works or the videos I posted last year. Garry