Wednesday, February 19, 2014

InfoPath is dead (not for now)

We all have been wondering about the future of InfoPath and SharePoint forms, and now we’ve some information on the next generation of Office forms. Microsoft is bringing in new intelligent, integrated forms experience that will span across devices. The new forms can be easily designed, deployed, and will use intelligent, integrated forms across Office clients, servers, and services—forms that everyone can use on their PC, tablet, or phone.

Some FAQ's

Is InfoPath 2013 is the last release?
Yes InfoPath 2013 is going to be the last release of the desktop client

What about InfoPath Form Services?
InfoPath Forms Services in SharePoint Server 2013 is the last release of InfoPath Forms Services

What about InfoPath in Office 365?
The InfoPath Forms Services technology within Office 365 will be maintained and it will function until further notice.

What should I use to build and complete forms?
You should continue to use InfoPath technology.

What are the alternatives?
Microsoft investing in new forms technology across SharePoint, Access, and Word

I use InfoPath, how will I get impacted?
Microsoft working on migration guidance in parallel to their their next generation forms technology. InfoPath 2013 desktop client and InfoPath Forms Services for SharePoint Server 2013 will continue to be supported through 2023.

What next?
More details will emerge as the year progresses. A sneak peak will be available at the SharePoint Conference

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