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Microsoft provides a InfoPath form software

2014-03-21  |  Comebuy News

Microsoft will let expire its form software InfoPath. It announced the company in an entry from January 31 in the Office blog. Thus it confirmed longer making rumors.

In the blog post, it says: "In our efforts to streamline our investments and to provide users a more integrated Office-form experience, we set InfoPath and invest in new form techniques for SharePoint, access, and Word. This means that InfoPath 2013 the last release of the desktop client and InfoPath Forms Services for SharePoint Server 2013 is the last release of InfoPath Forms Services. The InfoPath Forms Services technology within is still maintained and work until further notice by Office 365."

Microsoft is working according to a migration guide, while it developed the "next generation of form technique" in parallel. Extended support for 2013 InfoPath and InfoPath Forms Services for SharePoint runs server 2013 until April 2023.

Microsoft will announce details on the future of Office Forms "in the course of the year". There are 2014 views the innovations Conference on SharePoint, which takes place March 3-6 at the Venetian Hotel and resort in Las Vegas.

The InfoPath developed under the codename of XDocs was introduced as part of Office 2003 Microsoft. Starting with the 2010 version, it was part of the suite Office Professional plus. The program allows the design of XML-based forms as well as their later filling in. In conjunction with SharePoint it is suitable, for example, to provide status reports or travel expenses in the network.

[with material from Mary Jo Foley, ZDNet.com]

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