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Microsoft revealed the preview of Forms Proas part of the April 2019 release wave for the Business Applications group. Forms Pro is a form-building tool to create surveys and quizzes that looks much like its non-Pro sibling.

As two intrepid Microsoft MVPs have now demonstrated, the real value of Forms Pro comes from its use in the context of business processes like sales lead qualification or support cases, natively work with data managed in Microsoft's Common Data Service (CDS) and then delivering personalized surveys to the customer or prospect (or whomever). For a single sweeping look at the basic uses of Forms Pro in the context of Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement, read Neil Parkhurst's blog postthat covers everything from the solution deployment to survey creation to personalization and data collection. And for a more stepwise approach diving into each segment of the experience, Megan Walker's ongoing series explores surveyand quiz creation, sending a form, personalization, branching rules, chained surveys, and more. 

As Parkhurst admitted early on in his walkthrough, "Spoiler alert … I like Forms Pro." Walker offers less commentary but dives into a hands-on exploration of the tool, from designing the forms and the closely linked flows to interacting with CDS entities that can be used to personalize the survey experience.

Forms Pro is still in preview, meaning that it could still change in various ways. There seem to be some issues and limitations still. Parkhurst wrote that he suspected he had experienced some odd behavior at times. And Walker warns that the use of Flow premium connectors will require the right Flow licenses when Forms Pro emerges from preview.  

While these bloggers have covered many of the key concepts in their writings, from Flow and CDS to survey design, there would seem to be much more still to discover in areas like:

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