Microsoft Announces the Retirement of InfoPath and Organizations Face Decisions How to Move Forward with Forms

Microsoft recently announced that they had plans to officially retire InfoPath 2013 after this version. Where does this leave your organization and how can Pharmica Consulting help you?

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Organizations will need to determine how they want to continue their use of InfoPath forms for projects that are in progress, or for new projects that are on the horizon.

Oak Ridge, NJ (PRWEB) February 11, 2014

What to do about InfoPath now? Microsoft recently announced that they had plans to officially retire InfoPath 2013 after this version. Without officially citing what the new replacement technology will be for InfoPath, Microsoft has indicated they are going to expand SharePoint, Access, and Word form technology. More information will be provided at the annual SharePoint conference this March in Las Vegas. While Microsoft is still maintaining support of InfoPath 2013 until 2023, this leaves organizations with many decisions to make about how they are moving forward with forms in the future.

“Moving forward organizations need to take stock in their options for forms used in user data entry, validation, and workflow. With it now known that InfoPath is on its way out, it doesn’t make sense to continue to build out solutions on a soon-to-be-obsolete technology” said Mark Eckert, Principal Informatics Consultant with Pharmica Consulting.

“Organizations will need to determine how they want to continue their use of InfoPath forms for projects that are in progress, or for new projects that are on the horizon. Some organizations may take an enterprise approach to standardizing form technology, while others may take a project-by-project approach to forms replacement. Either way, doing so will enable organizations to be more agile such that they are not waiting for Microsoft to provide the InfoPath migration and replacement technology. Companies can instead begin leveraging stable solutions that are known at present time to have a migration path into the next the version.”

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