Microsoft InfoPath Migration

​The future isn't quite clear, but hopefully we can shed some light on best practices moving forward. Microsoft InfoPath is a forms-creation and data-gathering tool that helps organizations streamline business process. Used broadly in SharePoint, InfoPath made form generation easy enabling the use of multiple data sources. ​Releases include: 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013 with the last two supported by Office 365.

Microsoft has opted to depricate the software, focusing on the combination of PowerApps and Flow for low-code business processing and workflow automation. InfoPath 2013 will be the final release and supported through SharePoint 2016, 2019 and Office 365 (including SharePoint Online). What now? ​The good news is that you've got mainstream and extended support for a while longer. That is unless you're still using 2003 or 2007 - in which case this message will self-destruct in five seconds.


Mainstream Support

  • InfoPath 2013 support through July 13, 2021
  • Forms Services in Office 365 will be 'supported until further notice'

Extended Support

  • InfoPath 2010 support through October, 13, 2020
  • InfoPath 2013 support through July 14, 2026

Mainstream vs. Extended Support

Support Options

Mainstream

Extended

Ability to purchase a paid support agreement

Yes

Yes

Security update support

Yes

Yes

Non-security hotfix support

Yes

Yes*

No-charge incident support

Yes

No

Warranty claims

Yes

No

Design changes and feature requests

Yes

No

Self-service support (Microsoft Knowledge Base and Microsoft Help & Support site)

Yes

Yes

Support Options

Mainstream

Extended

Ability to purchase a paid support agreement

Yes

Yes

Security update support

Yes

Yes

Non-security hotfix support

Yes

Yes*

No-charge incident support

Yes

No

Warranty claims

Yes

No

Design changes and feature requests

Yes

No

Self-service support (Microsoft Knowledge Base and Microsoft Help & Support site)

Yes

Yes


*If extended hotfix agreement is purchased within 90 days of the eding of Mainstream Support.

​​Contact us to learn more about Microsoft InfoPath migrations.​

​​​Advantages of Microsoft PowerApps

  • Better User Experience
  • Easy Deployment
  • Enhanced Connectivity
  • P1 License included with Office 365
  • Rapid Development
  • Seamless Office 365 Integration
  • Turn-key Mobility

Microsoft PowerApps - Use Cases​

  • Ideal for Office 365 and SharePoint Online Environments
  • Mobile First Architecture
  • Non-SharePoint Data Sources
  • Optimized for Azure SQL Database
  • Solution Portability
  • Workflow Automation with Microsoft Flow​​