Microsoft Forms updates March 2019

Microsoft Forms updates March 2019.

Email Confirmation Receipt

Survey designers now have an option to allow form respondents to receive an automatic email receipt with a copy of their responses right after submission. This will largely help to reduce the post-survey communication cost for form designers.

Deeper Forms Integration with Office Apps

Microsoft Forms, integrated with various Office apps, allows users to use Forms in places from which they are familiar. Users can now create a new form, find an existing form, or search for a form in the suite header of office.com.

Additionally, Forms now provides a better experience with the Teams bot. 

With the new bot experience in Teams, a user can create a Quick Poll directly in a new thread. This ensures everyone in the channel can see the poll, which won’t collapse even after it gets a few replies.  

We also added full-width symbol support for the Forms app, which means customers of full-width symbol languages, such as Chinese, no longer have to switch back and forth from English for input. Users can type question and options in the format, “[Your question]? Option1, Option 2, using any language.

New Capabilities for IT Admins 

Forms has improved its experience of ownership transfer for disabled or unlicensed usersAn admin can now transfer form ownership from an employee whose account has been disabled or left the organization (no longer than 30 days).

Tenant admins can now control whether people in their organization can add an image via Bing search in Forms. An on/off toggle in O365 admin portal has been added for admins to enforce the restriction as needed.

Math Keyboard Support in Forms 

As Forms has allowed teachers to easily enter problems using the symbols and numbers in the math keyboard, we have now extended this capability to studentsIa teacher prefers open-ended questions, students can enter their answer using the math keyboard, which saves time and frustration!

Forms External Sharing for Government Customers  

In early April, Forms will enable an external sharing functionality for Government customers. This functionality will allow users to externally share a form to collect responses, collaborate with people outside their organization, share a form atemplate, and share a form result summary. Admins will be able to turn on or off this setting in the admin center. 

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