Microsoft Forms is a simple survey, poll, and quiz tool. MS Forms gives everyday workers the ability to create reasonably complex forms for garnering feedback, getting sign ups, submitting simple requests, and completing questionnaires.
Forms can be shared with internal and external users. External users need not sign in and all external submissions are listed as anonymous (unless you request their contact information within your questions). External users can even be invited to help collaborate on questions and can review the results.
Forms results are simple and display as lists of text, pie charts (for radio questions), or column charts (for check box questions). Complete results can also be opened and downloaded as an Excel spreadsheet.
Though technically a “forms” application, MS Forms does not support complex form building and is not a replacement for SharePoint Designer, InfoPath, or PowerApps functionality.
If you’d like to see what a Microsoft Form looks like in the real world, check out the feedback link on this web page. The form listed is built using Microsoft Forms.
- Matt Wade, Office Services MVP