Excel surveys now available

Today we are launching Excel surveys on SkyDrive. Excel surveys are a great way to collect info from your friends and family to better organize and plan activities. Now, whether you need to plan a carpool, organize a potluck dinner, or get your kickball team together, you can do it right from SkyDrive with an Excel survey.


Excel surveys will be rolling out over the next 24 hours in the US, and worldwide in the near future, so if you don’t see them in your SkyDrive yet, you will soon.


Creating a survey is really easy. Click the Create button in SkyDrive, and then choose Excel survey.




You can then enter in the name of your survey and add questions.







Once you’re finished entering your questions, you can share the survey or save it and preview how it will look.


When you go back to your SkyDrive, you’ll see your surveys alongside the rest of your files.





Once you’ve created a survey, you can do all of the things that you’ve come to expect from SkyDrive, like sharing, viewing, and editing.





Then when you share the survey, you can shorten the URL and send it to anyone that you want to collect info from.





When the recipient clicks the survey link, they’ll be able to complete the survey. Here’s how that looks:





As the creator of the survey, you can view all of the results in Excel and do neat things like embed the results in a webpage, or create and share a chart or pivot table of the results.




A survey is a great way to manage an RSVP list for a holiday party, coordinate a vacation with family, or just do some research. We hope you find this feature helpful for the holiday season, and for many years to come!


Omar Shahine
Group Program Manager, SkyDrive.com


Update: This blog post was updated on Nov. 16 to clarify availability.


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14 Responses to Excel surveys now available

  1. jamieeburgess@hotmail.co.uk says:

    iframe is disabled for embedding the actual survey. I’d like to use the survey but put it on the actual website. Is this possible?

  2. windows says:

    Excellent blog post. I definitely love this site.

  3. TomWhoTom says:

    Very cool, guys. Very cool.

  4. Josh says:

    I need the iframe feature enable, otherwise I’m going to continue use google form.

  5. I’m going to straight away get ones feed after i can’t find your own e-mail registration link or news letter services. Have any? I implore you to allow for me personally notice so I’ll join. Thank you.

  6. Ekam preet singh says:

    I would like to see following feature in survey :-
    1. Option to stop the survey to accept response , instead of delete.
    2. Timestamp for each survey entry.


  7. Ed says:

    I don’t see any capability to branch to a different question based upon user’s answer as Google Docs forms does. This is a huge limitation for my purposes.

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  9. Scott says:

    Like Google Forms, I would like to see a link to submit another response after a survey is completed.

  10. Tandra says:

    Additional features needed:
    1) Submit an additional response,
    2) Allow for branching based on input
    3) Ability to send an automatic reply when creating the survey.
    4) Ability to embed survey through iFrame.

  11. Joe Z says:

    We really need simple options like:
    * Paragraph text, instructions
    * Pre-fill responses

  12. HB says:

    I also would like a time stamp and the ability to embed the survey into the website itself.

  13. jeffy says:

    Arent the responses anonymous?As survey admin, will be able to se who responded what?

  14. Leeonard says:

    You should improve the following:
    1) DATE field, because there is no a little calendar in which choose the day; also there is not a “today” filling option
    2) to be a real survey it has to be automatically saved when the form/survey is compiled

    Hope to get these improvements really soon, actually Google Spreadsheets beat you hard

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