My friend Simon Murphy noted yesterday that MS has decided to put InfoPath “down”:
About time IMHO….
Not to take anything away from Simon’s post, I have to mention that he references an article in The Register (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/01/31/infopath_retired/) that includes the following quote from the Microsoft announcement:
“In an effort to streamline our investments and deliver a more integrated Office forms user experience, we’re retiring InfoPath and investing in new forms technology across SharePoint, Access, and Word, “
Yet another “Forms Initiative” ? … hmmmmm. I will be watching this closely for the next while to see if this is going to be a game-changer Pro or Con. We must all remember that while it’s all well and good to have data-centric spreadsheets it’s all useless without good data to rely on.
Having a capable “Forms Package” might just be your best friend going forward to allow you to control your own “outlying” data or to manage your internal “departmental” databases that contribute to your Data-Centric Spreadsheets.