Microsoft Forms

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Microsoft Forms
Microsoft Forms (2019-present).svg
Initial releaseJune 20, 2016; 5 years ago (2016-06-20)
PlatformWeb platform
TypeSurvey software

Microsoft Forms (formerly Office Forms) is an online survey creator, part of Office 365.[1] Released by Microsoft in June 2016, Forms allows users to create surveys and quizzes with automatic marking.[2] The data can be exported to Microsoft Excel.[3]

In 2019, Microsoft released a preview of Forms Pro which gives users the ability to export data into a Power BI dashboard.[4]

Phishing & Fraud[edit]

Due to a wave of phishing attacks utilizing Microsoft 365 in early 2021,[5] Microsoft uses algorithms to automatically detect and block phishing attempts with Microsoft Forms.[6] Also, Microsoft advises Forms users not to submit personal information, such as passwords, in a form or survey, and also place a similar advisory underneath the “Submit” button in every form created with Forms, warning users not to give out their password.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Microsoft Forms—a new formative assessment and survey tool in Office 365 Education". Office Blogs. Microsoft. 20 June 2016. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Microsoft announces the availability of Microsoft Forms for Office 365 Education - MSPoweruser". MSPoweruser. 20 June 2016. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Microsoft Forms Preview Available for Office 365 Business Users --". Redmondmag. Retrieved 2018-04-24.
  4. ^ Foley, Mary Jo. "Microsoft is readying a 'Pro' version of its Forms survey product". ZDNet. Retrieved 2019-05-06.
  5. ^ "Warning! Nasty new Office 365 phishing attack doing the rounds". Windows Report. Retrieved 2021-03-28.
  6. ^ "Microsoft Forms now detects and blocks phishing attacks automatically". Windows Report. Retrieved 2021-03-28.
  7. ^ "Microsoft Forms and proactive phishing prevention". Microsoft. Retrieved 2021-03-28.

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