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Today's ITUnity Champ:
Matfess is a SharePoint and Technology Enablement consultant with the Seattle-headquartered Slalom Consulting, which provides business, technology and analytics assistance. He’s also a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Office Servers and Services, as well as founder and president of the Connecticut SharePoint Users Group (CTSPUG).
As I continue to get a lot of questions from my readers about what they can do if they’re using InfoPath, Microsoft’s electronic forms product, which the company announced would be discontinued in 2014, I though his latest post would provide some useful guidance:
Just say yes to InfoPath! (with caveats)
It feels like every week I see a thread with someone relatively new to SharePoint asking about the viability of InfoPath for business forms development. The responses to these questions commonly fall into these buckets:
1. InfoPath is the devil
2. InfoPath is currently deprecated, end of life in 2026
3. PowerApps is the future
4. Just buy a 3rd party product like K2, Nintex, etc. etc. etc.
While there is merit to all of these responses, I feel for the folks engaging in these conversations because many times the answers that they are provided do not really help to address the core issue of what to do now.