Here is a good news for InfoPath lovers (both developers, end users and for everyone) InfoPath 2013 will be supported in SharePoint 2016, the new version of SharePoint which will release soon. You can check more on this on this article.
According to the office blog on update on InfoPath, it is saying:
As part of the update shared around the Evolution of SharePoint and the next SharePoint Server on-premises release, we are also updating the timelines for removal of InfoPath Forms Services components of SharePoint and SharePoint Online. Specifically, InfoPath Forms Services will be included in the next on-premises release of SharePoint Server 2016, as well as being fully supported in Office 365 until further notice. Customers will be able to confidently migrate to SharePoint Server 2016 knowing that their InfoPath forms will continue to work in their on-premises environments, as well as in Office 365.
The InfoPath 2013 application remains the last version to be released and will work with SharePoint Server 2016.
According to Microsoft, they are trying to develop a tool which will be easy to design, deploy and use intelligent integrated forms across office clients, servers and services. And mostly importantly users should able to use the form in PC, Tablets or Mobile.
At the same time Micrsoft is clearly saying InfoPath 2013 will be the last version, only thing is it will support in the new version of SharePoint which is 2016.
So no more changes, features nothing will come new.
InfoPath form services technology will also be there in Office 365 and it will function until further notice.
Now one question is coming whether we should develop forms using InfoPath 2013 in SharePoint 2016 or not? We can because Microsoft also working on Migration guidance parallel to the new tool.
But in any case InfoPath 2013 desktop client and InfoPath Forms Services for SharePoint Server 2013 will continue to be supported through 2023.
I am Bijay from Odisha, India. Currently working in my own venture TSInfo Technologies in Bangalore, India. I am Microsoft Office Servers and Services (SharePoint) MVP (5 times). I works in SharePoint 2016/2013/2010, SharePoint Online Office 365 etc. Check out My MVP Profile.. I also run popular SharePoint web site SPGuides.com
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