31 January 2014

InfoPath is dead!

InfoPath is dead! We all knew it had to happen eventually. The Office Team blogged on the Office Blog today noting the death of InfoPath. From the third paragraph:

“This means that InfoPath 2013 is the last release of the desktop client, and InfoPath Forms Services in SharePoint Server 2013 is the last release of InfoPath Forms Services. The InfoPath Forms Services technology within Office 365 will be maintained and it will function until further notice.”

There will be no future version of InfoPath. Not much beyond that is shared at this time, except the assurance that there’s another 9 years left of official support for On-Prem InfoPath deployments. A sneak peak of what’s to come is supposed to be in the “Update on InfoPath and SharePoint Forms” session at the SharePoint Conference in March. We all knew it was coming so it shouldn’t be a big surprise that it’s finally here. I think more surprising is the fact that Microsoft waited this long to announce that the 2013 version was the last version. That should make for some interesting developments as far as SharePoint forms go.

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