The new Microsoft Forms, which lets you easily create custom surveys, quizzes, registrations, polls and more, will be rolled out to Office 365 business suite users starting February 15 and will be available to everyone by the end of February. Business suites include Office 365 Business Essentials, Business Premium, Enterprise E1, E3 And E5 plans. All you’ll need to do is log in to your Office 365 account to get started.
Once created, you can invite others to respond to your form using any web browser. Built-in analytics allow you to review responses as they are submitted. Data from responses can be exported to Excel where you can perform additional analysis. You can receive up to 5,000 responses, but if more are required, Microsoft recommends exporting existing responses to an Excel workbook and then clearing them from your Office 365 response data to make room for more.
Examples of the use of forms for businesses would be to organize events, get customer feedback and measure employee satisfaction. Users outside of your organization can respond to your forms, but the responses will be anonymous, unless you require respondents to fill in their names on the form.
Forms can be enhanced by adding a logo, pictures or even videos.
Collaborating with colleagues on your form designs or sharing your form as a template for others can both be easily done.
Desktop as well as mobile browsers work with Microsoft Forms, so anyone can respond to your form without having to download a separate app.
By default, Microsoft Forms will be turned on for all commercial suite users in your organization. You Office 365 administrator will have the ability to turn it off and on again for specific users.
For instructions on how to get started with Microsoft Forms, go HERE.
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