Migrating Infopath Forms to Microsoft 365 Power Apps

Perspective on the paths to migrating InfoPath Forms to Microsoft 365 Power Apps
Microsoft 365 PowerApps

Migrating Infopath Forms to Microsoft 365 Power Apps

In preparation for what will ultimately become an unsupported platform, thoughts of “what to do next?” will be a prevailing theme for consumers of Microsoft InfoPath forms. To this effect, SharePoint 2019, though InfoPath is included, it is considered a deprecated feature by Microsoft.

The main difference between a deprecated feature and a removed feature is that Microsoft no longer continue investing in this feature and users are, in essence, discouraged from widespread utilization, as sustained backward compatibility will become an issue.

Once Microsoft deems a feature deprecated, it is clearly not going to be supported long term and will ultimately be removed from its feature set going forward. In the case of InfoPath, it has been widely publicized that it is well on its way to becoming a removed feature. What does this mean for InfoPath consumers? It means that, though there is no need to panic and immediately move away from InfoPath, Microsoft has given InfoPath users ample warning that this feature is going away and organizations that rely upon it should begin the migration planning process sooner rather than later. To better understand the landscape, we should first understand the use of InfoPath in general. Typically, there are two sets of equally relevant issues:
Within these two set of issues, there are bound to be varying types of scenarios in which an organization finds itself. Please note that this is not to imply an organization will experience one of these scenarios, but in fact, it is most likely to have a combination of these sets of conditions:

Of the scenarios above, option 4 would not include InfoPath per Microsoft’s product recommendation. Creation of new forms should be created in PowerApps, though there are still inherent issues/limitations. The real issue, however, centers on scenarios 1-3. This whitepaper aims to give some perspective on how to potentially address the complications of the migration from InfoPath to Power Apps. There are options and processes in place that can create positive outcomes for organizations looking to get a jump on migrating away from InfoPath to Microsoft 365 Power Apps Platform.

Ensure High Availability of Your Services

Improve Efficiency And Provide Better Experience By Our IT Solutions!

Trusted by the world’s best organizations, for 15 years and running, it has been delivering smiles to hundreds of IT advisors, developers, users, and business owners. Easy solutions for all difficult IT problems to ensure high availability.

    Contact Us

    Our deep pool of certified engineers and IT staff are ready to help you to keep your IT business safe & ensure high availability.

    Commitment to Quality & Standards

    Awards and Recognition ISO 27001 Certification
    ISO 9001:2008 Certification
    CMMi Level 3 V1.3 (2015)
    Agile scrum methodology