Microsoft is discontinuing its InfoPath electronic forms product

As had been rumored for a while, Microsoft is discontinuing its InfoPath electronic forms product. Company officials confirmed the news in a January 31 post to the Office Blogs site. Microsoft is “working on migration guidance” as it is building its “next generation of forms technology,” officials added in a post, noting that Microsoft will continue to support InfoPath 2013 and InfoPath Forms Services for SharePoint Server 2013 through April 2023.

Microsoft today announced it is discontinuing InfoPath, its software for designing, distributing, filling, and submitting electronic forms with structured data. The company says it plans to invest in new forms technology across SharePoint, Access, and Word. As a result, InfoPath 2013 is the last release of the desktop client and InfoPath Forms Services in SharePoint Server 2013 is the last release of the services suite. Microsoft says it is working on migration guidance while also building its next generation of forms technology. “Until we have more detailed technology roadmap and guidance to share with you, we encourage you to continue using InfoPath tools,” the company says.

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