Quick, what do Microsoft BOB, Microsoft Money, Microsoft Flight Simulator, and Microsoft InfoPath all have in common? If expert analysis is correct, they will all share a similar place in the history books as defunct and discontinued Microsoft product lines in the not-too-distant future. And, if the minimal investment Microsoft made in the latest release of InfoPath 2013 wasn’t enough of an indication that its fate is near, then take a closer look at some of the limitations and deprecated features scenarios that use InfoPath 2013 in a SharePoint 2013 environment.
That’s not even the biggest concern. The issues with InfoPath go well beyond the uncertainty of its roadmap. There are existing limitations to an InfoPath-based approach that can end up causing inflexibility and integration challenges that today’s users should be aware of.
One of K2’s managed U.S. partners, Concurrency, explores the differences between K2’s forms solutions, K2 smartforms, and Microsoft’s InfoPath forms offering. The podcast and transcription, authored by SharePoint Architect Sam Krueger, can be found here on Concurrency’s blog site.