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The Best Free Forms Solution for SharePoint

In all my years of working in SharePoint, there has been one consistent need from users: Forms… Better looking forms… more powerful forms… mobile friendly forms… There has ALWAYS been a need for a better forms experience in SharePoint. To help address this need, I created a forms solution for SharePoint several years ago called StratusForms. StratusForms allows you to create forms in SharePoint using HTML, JavaScript, and CSS and works for SharePoint 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, and Office 365. The goal of StratusForms was to remove limitations of form creation in SharePoint and to get developers off of InfoPath.

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Customize your SharePoint Classic Forms without InfoPath

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InfoPath Forms Services and External Users

A few weeks ago on Twitter we saw an interesting post regarding InfoPath forms not working properly for external users. Naturally we had to investigate this issue, because as a consulting firm it's important for us to know these little quirks and kinks before recommending an InfoPath form solution to companies that might have a lot of external users. Thanks to Twitter's 140 character limit, I didn't have a lot of information to go off of to launch my investigation, so I decided to start in the most obvious place and then dig. I opened InfoPath and created a very simple SharePoint List Form and connected it to my SharePoint playground. Then I invited my personal email address to the site as an external user and tried to interact with the InfoPath form and list. To my great surprise, it worked. I decided I needed more information on this InfoPath form issue.

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