What’s New in Microsoft Forms | Ignite 2020

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During Ignite 2020, we shared the latest Forms capabilities and scenarios that power team engagement and feedback sharing, helping you stay connected no matter where your team is located. Here's a deeper look at our announcements, as well as an opportunity to connect directly with the Forms product team.


Ignite 2020: Keeping Connected with Microsoft Forms

The workplace continues to evolve, and with the demand for remote and hybrid work flexibility accelerating, staying connected to a physically dispersed team is more important than ever.  Hear from the people who matter to you with Microsoft Forms, and make feedback part of your everyday business intelligence. In our session, learn how Microsoft Forms can keep teams engaged and drive a data culture by ensuring your teams stay connected, no matter where they’re located.


What’s New in Microsoft Forms


Polls in Teams Meetings


We are pleased to announce new poll integrations with Microsoft Teams that will enhance the remote collaboration experience before, during, and after meetings. Polls have been a convenient way to quickly gather feedback in the Teams chat pane. Now, we are bringing the power of polls to meetings, helping you conduct more engaging, informative, and productive meetings.


With this integration, meeting presenters can create polls before a meeting, all in one place under a tab in the Teams meeting. During the meeting, they can launch polls that attendees from any endpoint (mobile, web, desktop) can view and answer, turning passive listeners into active participants. When the poll is published, it will pop-up on the respondents’ meeting screen as well as in the meeting chat, so it’s impossible to miss. Presenters can choose settings such as anonymous responses and close the poll so that it’s no longer accepting responses.  All attendees will be able to see the results in real-time and respondents can follow up after the meeting to respond to a poll if the poll has not been closed.  For less structured meetings where advanced planning is not required, meeting attendees can create ad-hoc polls during a meeting to get quick feedback on-the-spot. After the meeting, results of the poll can be exported for further analysis in Excel.


The new Forms polls for meetings is an easily discoverable and seamless experience on Teams, where you can prepare, launch, and evaluate polls powered by Forms across meetings of all types, from the quarterly business review to the team happy hour. This feature will begin rolling out to the public over the next several weeks.






Forms added to Office Mobile App

Forms is coming to the Office mobile app. With the Office app, you can easily create, share, and analyze your forms as well as your favorite Office apps all from one place, while on-the-go. The Office app is designed with simple, integrated tools that put the mobile device experience at the forefront. Once you’ve logged into the app, you will not need to repeatedly sign-in to access Forms.  In addition to simplifying the mobile experience for Forms creators, Forms respondents can also open and respond to forms more seamlessly using the Office app.



Print a Blank Form

You asked, we listened. Form designers can now print blank copies of a form or quiz. Having heard your feedback, we understand that being able to print forms is important in the case of Internet or device availability issues, increasing accessibility, and storage for archival purposes.

To print a form, simply click the 3 dots on the upper right corner of the screen, near the “Share” button. From the dropdown that appears, select “Print Form”; a pop-up then appears to input your settings to print hard copies of your form or quiz.  




Admin Controls for Forms PowerPoint Add-in

Now, admins can choose to enable the Forms add-in for PowerPoint, while keeping the remaining Office add-ins disabled for all Office apps.


Register for Customer Connections

Sign up here to join the Microsoft Forms product team for roundtable sessions to discuss your feedback-gathering needs, as well as learn about our roadmap for FY21. We have multiple roundtable sessions available*.

Promote a data-driven culture with Microsoft Forms. You’ll get to learn from the Forms product team on building a more engaged and data-driven work culture through structured feedback. We’re looking forward to discussing your workflows, frequency of data collection, what’s working well, and where we, the Forms team, can improve.

  •  9/24     4:00-5:00 PM PST  
  • 10/14    6:00-7:00 AM PST
  • 10/14   12:00-1:00 AM PST


Microsoft Forms and Teams for interactive meetings. You’ll get a chance to engage with us on one of our latest and most exciting features: the interactive, live poll on Teams, as mentioned above. During this session, we look forward to understanding your current experience getting live feedback during meetings and incorporating your input into a first-rate Teams experience Microsoft Forms.

  •  9/24      5:00-6:00 PM PST
  • 10/14     7:00-8:00 AM PST
  • 10/14     1:00-2:00 AM PST

*Capacity is limited.

We look forward to connecting with you!

To provide feedback, please go to the Microsoft Forms UserVoice site to offer suggestions or vote on ideas others have already submitted.



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