Microsoft has published in some tenants that are in “First Release” that will be available as preview Microsoft Forms.


Microsoft Forms is a simple and lightweight app for creating polls, surveys, and quizzes that lets your users easily gather customer feedback, measure satisfaction, learn what employees think, organize team events, and more. It works on any web browser, and includes features such as themes, logo and image support, real time responses, automatic charts, question branching, and support for collaboration. With this Preview, we will also be upgrading the Excel Survey feature, which will be renamed “Forms for Excel”. This update comes with a modern experience powered by Microsoft Forms to make it simple and easy to collect information into Excel. It can now be used without changing the organization’s sharing settings in OneDrive. The Preview comes with the quality, compliance, and security you’ve come to expect from Office 365. We’ll be gradually rolling the Microsoft Forms Preview out to First Release customers, configured for entire organization, in June. We will begin rolling out to the rest of Office 365, starting the second half of July, and the roll out will be completed by September. Microsoft Forms has been available to education customers since August 2016.

With Microsoft Forms, you can build surveys, requisitions, assessments, and other types of forms to easily share with students, parents, and colleagues.

How to Create a form with Microsoft Forms

To get started with building a form, follow these steps:

  1. In your web browser, navigate to the Microsoft Forms site at
  2. Sign in to Office 365 with your O365 Education account information (School ID).
  3. Under My Forms, click New Form to begin creating your form.

    Create new survey form

  4. Enter a name for your form. You can also enter an optional subtitle for it.

    NOTE: Form names can contain up to 90 characters and a subtitle can contain up to 1,000 characters.

    Name and subtitle entered for a new form

  5. Click Add Question to add a new question to the form. You can choose to add Choice, Text, Rating, or Date questions.

    NOTE: Your form is saved automatically while you create it.

    Choice, text, and rating question types displayed for a form.

  6. For choice questions, enter the text you want to display for the question and each of the choices.

    A form choice question displayed with options.

    Want to add more choices? Click Add Option to add more choices than the default two choices. Click Add “Other” Option to add a choice option that displays the text Other. To remove a choice, click the trash can button next to it. You can also choose to make a question required or allow multiple choices for a question by changing the settings at the bottom of the question. To have Microsoft Forms randomly shuffle the order of the options displayed to users of the form, click the ellipses button () and then click Shuffle options.

    TIP: Click the ellipses button () and then click Subtitle to add a subtitle for a question.

    Some choice questions will trigger auto suggestions.

    Suggested answer options for a question

    Click on the suggested options to add as choices. In the following example, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday are selected.

    Selection of suggested answer options for a question

  7. Click Add Question to add more questions to your form. To change the order of the questions, click the Up or Down arrows on the right side of each question. For text questions, select the Long Answeroption if you want a larger text box displayed on the form.

    A text question displayed on a form

    TIP: To copy a question, select it and then click the Copy Question button Copy question button in the upper right corner.

  8. Text questions also allow you to set restrictions when you need to have numbers as the answer. Click the ellipses button () and then click Restrictions. You can choose to restrict the numbers by selecting from the various options such as Greater than, Less than, Between, and many others.

    Text question displayed with number restriction between 1 and 6

  9. Click Preview at the top of the design window to see how your form will look on a computer. If you want to test your form, enter answers for the questions in preview mode and then click Submit.

    Preview computer mode for a class survery form.

  10. Click Mobile to see how your form will look on a mobile device.

    Preview mobile mode for a class survery form.

    Click Back when you are finished previewing your form.

More details here –


This feature is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID 16254.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.