Featured stories Top cloud providers 2019: AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud; IBM makes hybrid move; Salesforce dominates SaaS Why should I pay to move to Windows 10? Tech that stole our heart or broke it Best Presidents’ Day 2019 deals: XPS 13, iPad, Apple Watch, Echo, Samsung TV, and more For the past couple of years, Microsoft has provided a survey-creation product to its Office 365 Education and commercial customers that’s called Microsoft Forms. That product enables teachers, students and others to create their own quizzes, surveys, polls and questionnaires. Now Microsoft is starting to test a new variant of Forms called “Forms Pro.”@rdiazjimenez on Twitter) asked me last night if I knew about a product called Forms Pro. The Walking Cat (@h0x0d on Twitter) posted earlier today a link to Forms Pro, apparently codenamed “Shimla,” which showed a new logo but no updated information about the preview. However, Tero Alhonen (@teroalhonen on Twitter) found a reference to Forms Pro on the Office 365 roadmap — which Microsoft officials added on February 13 — which states the preview of Forms Pro is rolling out today to Office 365 users. the description of Forms Pro on the roadmap: Microsoft Power Platform is its collection of the Microsoft Power BI, PowerApps and Flow tools. Forms consumer/education customers currently can customize Forms using connectors built using Flow. It seems business users will be able to do the same. Common Data Services for Apps and Analytics are more developer-oriented services for extending and connecting… [Read full story]
ZDNet is a business technology news website published by CBS Interactive, along with TechRepublic. The brand was founded on April 1, 1991, as a general interest technology portal from Ziff Davis and evolved into an enterprise IT-focused online publication owned by CNET Networks.