Microsoft discontinues InfoPath form input software

Microsoft has pulled the plug on InfoPath. InfoPath 2013 is therefore the latest version of the XML-based input form software. The software manufacturer aims to integrate the input forms into other applications, such as Word.

Microsoft announced InfoPath’s retirement on its Office blog. “We are investing in new forms technology for SharePoint, Access and Word,” writes Microsoft’s Office team. The InfoPath 2013 client and the InfoPath Forms Services in SharePoint Server 2013 are the latest releases.

Microsoft points out that InfoPath Forms Services will continue to function in Office 365 and that support for the client and Forms Services will continue through 2023. In addition, the developer talks about building the “new generation of forms technology” that existing users can turn to in the long run. migrate. More details on this will come later this year. Microsoft introduced InfoPath with the release of Office 2003.