Microsoft Forms service description

Microsoft Forms allows you to quickly and easily create custom knowledge checks, surveys, polls, questionnaires, registrations, and more. When you create a knowledge check or form, you can invite others to respond to it using any web browser or mobile device. As results are submitted, you can use built-in analytics to evaluate responses. Forms data, such as knowledge check results, can be easily exported to Excel for additional analysis or grading. To learn more, go to Introduction to Microsoft Forms.

Microsoft Forms can be used in many institutions, businesses, and government offices to fulfill their requirement for data collection and generate a real-time report.

Available plans

Microsoft Forms is available in the following plans: Microsoft 365 business basic, standard, and premium; Microsoft 365 A3/A5 and E3/E5; Office 365 A1/A3/A5 and E1/E3/E5; and Microsoft 365/Office 365 F3. For more information, check the Microsoft 365 business plan comparison, Microsoft 365 Enterprise plan comparison and Microsoft 365 Education plan comparison sheets.

Microsoft Forms is also generally available to Office 365 Education customers, Microsoft 365 Apps for business customers, and users with a Microsoft account (Hotmail, Live, or To learn more, go to Frequently asked questions about Microsoft Forms. For detailed plan information on subscriptions that enable users for Microsoft Forms, see the Microsoft solutions comparison table.

Feature availability

The following table lists the major Microsoft Forms features available across plans (certain caveats apply - see the footnotes for further information).


This table may change without notice. For the most up-to-date, complete list of Microsoft Forms features across plans, go to Microsoft Forms help & learning.

Core app functionality

Feature Small Business plans Enterprise plans Education plans Government plans
Complete a form and submit responses Yes Yes Yes Yes2
Sign up for a Microsoft Forms using your educational or work account Yes Yes Yes Yes
Create knowledge checks, surveys, and questionnaires Yes Yes Yes Yes
Forms can be shared anonymously Yes Yes Yes Yes2
Forms can be sent externally (outside of an organization) Yes Yes Yes Yes2
Forms can be restricted to an organization or specific users/groups within the organization Yes Yes Yes Yes2
Access form results Yes Yes Yes Yes2
Generate response summary and real-time analytics Yes Yes Yes Yes
Co-author or collaborate on a form Yes Yes Yes Yes2

Additional functionality

Feature Small Business plans Enterprise plans Education plans Government plans
Add customization and branding1 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Add logic to questions using branching Yes Yes Yes Yes
Analyze responses with word clouds Yes Yes Yes No
Apply a theme for your form Yes Yes Yes Yes
Copy existing form to create duplicate forms Yes Yes Yes Yes
Create Forms in OneDrive, Excel, and OneNote Yes Yes Yes No
Create an automated workflow for Forms in Power Automate Yes Yes Yes Yes3
Create and edit a knowledge check directly from a Microsoft Teams assignment No No Yes No
Creating a poll in Teams Yes Yes Yes Yes3
Duplicate and share a form as a template Yes Yes Yes Yes2
Email notifications Yes Yes Yes No
Embed Forms on other portals (including SharePoint, OneNote, Sway, PowerPoint, Teams Tab) Yes Yes Yes No
Integration with Microsoft Power Automate Yes Yes Yes No
Insert a picture and Bing image search Yes Yes Yes No
Insert a video function Yes Yes Yes No
Launch Multiple Choice Polls and knowledge checks in Microsoft Teams meetings Yes Yes Yes Yes3
Create multilingual forms Yes Yes Yes Yes
Use knowledge check features (auto grading & commenting, manual grading & commenting) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Use math feature in knowledge checks Yes Yes Yes No

1 Customization for branding is limited. The user can only change the image.
2 External sharing is not available for GCC High and DoD environments.
3 Not available for GCC High and DoD environments.

Learn more

For more information about Microsoft Forms, check out the following resources:

Licensing terms

For licensing terms and conditions for products and services purchased through Microsoft Commercial Volume Licensing Programs, see the Product Terms site.

Microsoft Forms is GDPR compliant as of May 2018 and meets FERPA and BAA protection standards.


To stay informed of upcoming changes, including new and changed features, planned maintenance, or other important announcements, visit the Message Center. For more information, see Message center.


Microsoft remains committed to the security of your data and the accessibility of our services. For more information, see the Microsoft Trust Center and the Office Accessibility Center.