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Manage and Remove Connected Services in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Learn how to manage and remove a connected service in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


Product/Version: PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

OS: Windows 7 and higher

We already showed how you can add connected services in PowerPoint 2016. Although it may seem that you are adding these services to PowerPoint, you are essentially connecting them to all programs and platforms connected with your Microsoft account, including OneDrive (previously known as SkyDrive), all of Office 2016, even your Windows operating system. Wherever used, these connected services help you access your settings and recent files or templates across all your devices, including laptops, tablets and even smartphones. Additionally, some services allow you to access media and document files.

Across a span of time, you may forget which services you are connected to. In this tutorial you'll learn to explore these services from within PowerPoint 2016. You can then manage or remove individual services, as required. This process works the same way within Word, Excel, and other Office programs.

  1. First you need to find out the list of services that are connected. To do that, choose the File menu to bring up Backstage view, as shown in Figure 1. Now, select the Account option (highlighted in blue within Figure 1).
  2. PowerPoint Backstage view
    Figure 1: PowerPoint Backstage view
  3. This brings up the Accounts window within the Backstage view, as shown in Figure 2.
  4. Account window within the Backstage view
    Figure 2: Account window within the Backstage view
  5. Within the Account window, you'll find the Connected Services section (highlighted in red within Figure 2). Here you can see the list of services added for PowerPoint. As you can see in Figure 2 above, there are three services connected to this particular Microsoft account. These services are Facebook, Flickr, and OneDrive (refer to Figure 2 again).
  6. We will now use the Flickr service as an example in the rest of the tutorial. Other services will work similarly. To change or remove the Flickr service, click the Manage link (highlighted in red within Figure 3).
  7. Manage link to be clicked
    Figure 3: Manage link to be clicked
  8. This brings up the Microsoft account web page, as shown in Figure 4.
  9. Microsoft account web page
    Figure 4: Microsoft account web page
  10. Within this Microsoft account web page, click the hyperlink which says Remove this connection completely , as shown highlighted in red within Figure 5.
  11. Remove this connection completely option to be selected
    Figure 5: Remove this connection completely option to be selected
  12. This summons a message window. here click the Remove button (highlighted in red within Figure 6) to completely disable access to your Flickr info from your Microsoft account.
  13. Remove Flickr
    Figure 6: Remove Flickr
  14. This will remove the connected service. In the next window, you can see that there is no Flickr account added, as shown in Figure 7. Close the web page and get back to the Account window within PowerPoint.
  15. Window showing only Facebook account connected
    Figure 7: Window showing only Facebook account connected
  16. Within the Account window, you may still see the Flickr service available under Connected Services list for a while. Applications may take a while to refresh in the Connected Services list.

See Also:

Manage and Remove Connected Services in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac
Manage and Remove Connected Services in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

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