Update on InfoPath and SharePoint forms
Presented by Greg Lindhorst, Sonya Koptyev, Bob Riper
Contextual process apps
- Awareness of relevant data and content
- Capture of documents and forms
Technical product roadmap
- It was a very good product 10 years ago, but things change 🙂
- Microsoft is still looking for a solution that will replace InfoPath. Last one year this issue is investigated. They need user feedbacks on this subject.
Excel surveys (aka FoSS)
A demo is presented. Surveys can be generated in excel online. When the url of the survey is shared with users and users fill the survey, answers are stored in the excel sheet as rows. After that the data can be analysed with excel functionalities
List forms (aka FoSL)
A demo is presented. Created a customised form of a sharepoint list. Nice to have a drag & drop functionality in the form designer.
A demo is presented. Word forms: fillable, printable
Access application demo is presented
Continous improvement (identified features and estimated timelines)
- 3-6 months: Cascading combos, lookups between lists, sharepoint list workflows, auto form layout from schema
- 1 year: rules, business logic, hide show sections, mobile touch friendly, personel profile information
- Later: web service calss, enterprise data, eSignature
There are lots of question in peoples’ mind. There are so much pepole that have too many InfoPath forms in use. They don’t know what to do. Will Microsoft provide migration tools for InfoPath? Official answer to that question is they don’t know. So the future of InfoPath is still an unkown. But non of the alternatives besides the 3rd party products can replace InfoPath for now.
If you want to give feedback and help to shape the future of InfoPath, go to UserVoice and send your feedback to the team.