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Transfer of ownership

Add ability to transfer ownership of form to another person. Useful for when a person leaves the company or changes roles and form ownership needs to transfer to another person.

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      • Chelsie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is a desperate need for us! We need to be able to transfer our personal forms over to our group.

      • Chad commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We just received a request from a senior director to retrieve results out of a Forms form that was set up by a former employee. Very disappointed to learn how little admins are able to assist their end users for this application.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Dude, you need to stop thinking about this and do it. We now have several forms created by several users and what happens if any one of them leaves the company? They stop working! I one becomes sick....we have no ideas if the forms are beeing used!? Please see to this as soon as possible.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We also need to transfer a form from an individual to a group so that we can all access information and receive notifications. Many thanks!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The CIO has several ideas for great use of forms/quizzes, so it'd be extremely advantageous to transfer ownership or allow a role in which he can view results. I won't ask him to recreate what I've already created.

      • Jesus Morales commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I too have many personal forms which I would like to add to my group forms without having to create it all over again. Please allows us the ability to copy a form over to the Group Forms selection so that everyone in the group has access to it without the need of having to redo the form.

      • Frustrated commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        How about I created a form for my boss? seems like that would be pretty common. how do I transfer ownership? If the Form is already created, how do I add it to a group? If these things are possible, they're super simple... ugh.

      • Patrick Mishel Rajan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        One of the ways to share a form is to create a Group and add members to the group. In that way the form stays there and anyone can be added to the group or removed from the group. I hope this will solve the question of ownership. But one of the features missing is to copy the form from the individual account to the Group Forms. Now we have to duplicate it manually. If there was a feature to copy the form to the Group, it would be great.

      • Deon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Also comes in handy for those of us that create forms for other people that are intimidated by such things. Would be nice to create the form on my computer and transfer ownership to them instead of having to sit at their computers and use their logins to create a form that they will monitor. Also if they leave then I have to do it all over again for the next person, a real pain in the a**. Sometimes these forms are collecting private info from employees that I have no business seeing, so I really don't want to be notified when they are filled in just because I created it.

      • Diana Skidmore commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        An example of this would be that if someone is out on disability or any other reason and their account is inactive and we need to be able to share the access to the form and the data to someone else. Or when trying to help a user it's easier for me to see it and view it and then help them fix the problem.

      • Peter commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please add this feature, we want forms to remain on our network after the user that creates it leaves our organisation and their 365 Account is closed down.

        We would use this for access requests forms, database entity request forms, Database action Requests forms, but wouldn't want to have to recreate the form every time.

      • Appia commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It will be nice if two or more people can receive notificatons of new responses and access responses.

        Scenario: One replacement secretary needs to continue to monitor and respond to Form responses while another secretary is on leave.

      • Appia commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It will be nice if two or more people can receive notificatons of new responses and access responses.

        One replacement secretary can continue to monitor and respond to Form responses while another secretary is on leave.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Being able to allow users to create forms and then transfer the ownership to a system account for long term retention will allow MS Forms to be used as a part of robust business processes without lengthly form re-creation!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Would really welcome this option of transferring ownership. We have a few people that create forms for other people, however we are then hindered by the fact that only we get the answers back and are responsible for then distributing the results. If you could create the forms for testing, then transfer ownership, this would be fantastic. Heres Hoping!!

      • Jordan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We were just sitting here trying to figure out how to let our school admin team all see the data collected by the form. We are needing this capability. Thanks!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I am about to leave my company and I own our intranet feedback form. How can I pass it on to another owner or owner group so that the new owner(s) can carry on monitoring it after I'm gone - without having to recreate it themselves?

      • Konrad commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We really could use this feature as well. I'm having to recreate our forms via a SharePoint group, whereas it would have been much easier had I been able to simply transfer ownership to the group.

      • Laura V commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This seems such an obvious requirement and would be of great benefit to my organisation's use of Forms.
        Any news on whether this will be included soon z67li@microsoft.com ?

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