Microsoft is readying a ‘Pro’ model of its Forms survey product

For the beyond a couple of years, Microsoft has furnished a survey-creation product to its Office 365 Education and business clients that are referred to as Microsoft Forms. That product permits instructors, college students, and others to create their very own quizzes, surveys, polls, and questionnaires. Now Microsoft is ready to start trying out a new version of Forms called “Forms Pro.”

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Ricardo Diaz (@rdiazjimenez on Twitter) requested me final night time if I knew about a product called Forms Pro. The Walking Cat (@h0x0d on Twitter) published earlier these days a hyperlink to Forms Pro, reputedly codenamed “Shimla,” which confirmed a brand new logo however no updated information approximately the preview. However, Tero Alhonen (@teroalhonen on Twitter) discovered a reference to Forms Pro on the Office 365 roadmap — which Microsoft officers added on February 13 — which states the preview of Forms Pro is rolling out today to Office 365 users.

Here’s the description of Forms Pro on the roadmap:

“Forms Pro is a simple, but comprehensive business enterprise survey solution for corporations to capture and examine feedback to improve how they interact across their enterprise. With Forms Pro, you may get actionable comments from customers in actual-time at every stage of their journey, enhance organizational fitness with actual-time comments, construct the goods clients want, and leverage the information and tools you already use from Dynamics 365, Common Data Services (CDS) and Power Platform. Forms Pro will adhere to the compliance, security, and privateness ranges you have come to assume from Forms and different Office 365 apps. Companies can gather facts without users having to visit non-relaxed answers, and there isn’t always a need to build and maintain custom surveying gear.”

 

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The Microsoft Power Platform is its collection of the Microsoft Power BI, PowerApps and Flow equipment. Forms client/education clients currently can personalize Forms using connectors built using Flow. It appears business customers may be able to do the equal. Common Data Services for Apps and Analytics are extra developer-oriented offerings for extending and connecting Dynamics 365 CRM/ERP to other Microsoft and third-birthday celebration services and products.

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I’ve asked Microsoft if the organization is planning to fee for Forms Pro as soon as it exits preview. I’ve additionally requested which companies of Office 365 and Dynamics 365 users can be getting Forms Pro as soon as it’s available. No word returned thus far.

Microsoft made Forms to be had to all industrial Office 365 customers final 12 months.

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