A Full Featured Forms Editor to replace InfoPath
So Infopath 2013 is supported in 2016, but SharePoint really needs a full modern full-featured forms editor. FoSL looks promising but the functionality is not clear at this time.
As announced at Ignite 2017 – we are releasing support for custom form creation in SharePoint using PowerApps. This capability is rolling out to PROD now. For more details, check out: https://myignite.microsoft.com/sessions/53854?source=sessions and https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Ignite-Content-2017/Transforming-business-processes-into-Microsoft-PowerApps-and/m-p/99249#M782
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Josh S. commented
It isn't a good experience to invest in SharePoint just to find out you need to make an additional investment in K2 or Nintex just to make it user friendly.
While InfoPath could have been a nice solution, it had many bugs and was not reliable. We've already phased it out and switched to custom SP list forms made in SharePoint Designer. A limitation is that we cannot use conditional formatting (it would be great to show/hide fields based on user selection), however our forms are stable now! Would love for the Design View to return to SharePoint Designer, with conditional formatting options included.
Carl Flowers commented
Microsoft just needs to continue InfoPath support because they will never create it's equal within five years or the killing off of SharePoint Premise whichever comes first. Think Win XP was out there a long time? There is going to be A LOT of SP 2010/2013 farms out there for years and years because of Microsoft's neglect for On Prim.
Christopher Simusokwe commented
Forms is an important part of any ECM tool. Not sure why MS wont take it seriously by evening killing FoSL. Some start-ups are even emerging just on this premise. Surely there is a user need on this.
Amit Lohogaonkar commented
third party form tools is the only way for now to create some good complex forms or hand coded web part forms.
FoSL is already dead. Not happening.
I would prefer if the current Lightswitch dev tools would have web part and app part functionality put in, I.e. Expose a screen as an app part. It can be done currently, but takes some work
A thousand times yes, if I could give this every one of my votes I would. Good forms are the only thing separating SharePoint from the wilderness of Network drives in my office!