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  • Blog Post: Office 2010 Technical Beta recruiting update and contest rules

    Hey folks, Since we posted the information about the Office 2010 technical beta a couple of weeks ago, and our "Win an XBox" contest, we've had quite a few folks sign up for the program. Welcome to all the new folks in the technical beta! There are still slots available for folks interested in InfoPath...
  • Blog Post: Do You Love Access? We do too!

    And that's why there's all the new-and-cool documentation about how to make your InfoPath forms work well with Access: Design a form template that is based on a Microsoft Access database Add a data connection to a Microsoft Access database Submit form data to a Microsoft Access database ...
  • Blog Post: InfoPath 2007 Training Labs

    I’m pleased to announce that InfoPath 2007 training labs are now live on MSDN . Just like with the hands-on labs for InfoPath 2003 , we created a set of exercises that walk you through a real-life scenario, introducing a new InfoPath feature in the process. Here are the new labs: Lab 1: Publishing an...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Community Content

    All Office InfoPath 2007 developer documentation that is published online in the MSDN Library now supports the MSDN Community Content features that enable users to comment on, edit, and add content to online documentation. We would like to encourage you use these features to add code examples and...
  • Blog Post: New Resources on Office Online

    Our colleagues at Office Online released several interesting InfoPath topics: Form Data Aggregation and Merging: - Design a form for merging - Merge actions for fields and groups - Merge InfoPath e-mail form data in Outlook Document Information Panel: - Introduction to designing a Document Information...
  • Blog Post: All you wanted to know about browser compatibility

    These articles will help you answer many of the questions you might have about Forms Services browser compatibility, rich-client only features, and the Design Checker. Title Details Audience Plan browser support (OSS) Describes the different levels of browser...
  • Blog Post: InfoPath-Related Blogs: OPML Compilation

    We promised , and here it is: the OPML compilation of RSS feeds of bloggers that write about InfoPath. Just download the file and import it into your favorite news aggregator. Sneak peek: Cheers! Alex
  • Blog Post: New MSDN resources

    Some new MSDN resources to check out: 1) Microsoft Office Forms Server 2007 SDK 2) InfoPath Developer Reference for Managed Code Alex
  • Blog Post: Resource Compilations

    A few folks put together good resource compilations of everything InfoPath-related: articles, screencasts, help topics... Check them out: 1) InfoPath 2007 resources by Joris Poelmans 2) Office 2007 Spotlight: InfoPath 2007 by Michael Gannotti 3) Building Web Forms with Office InfoPath Forms...
  • Blog Post: Do you blog about InfoPath?

    I'd love to compile a list of blogs about InfoPath to help the developer community connect and share insights. If you wrote at least one InfoPath article in the past, and plan on writing more, please leave a link to your blog in the comments. Expect an OPML compilation in a week or two! UPDATE...
  • Blog Post: More articles from the community

    It's Friday, and on Fridays I usually try to dig up a cool article or two from the community 1) Patrick Tisseghem wrote a beautiful walkthrough on making browser forms show up in a web part - no code required, just follow the screenshots. 2) S.Y.M. Wong-A-Ton published a very detailed paper on...
  • Blog Post: New Office 2007 courses from MS Learning

    MS Learning has some free Office 2007 courses. In particular, here’s a What’s New course for InfoPath . Here’s the outline: What's New in Microsoft® Office InfoPath® 2007 Converting Office Word and Office Excel Forms to Office InfoPath The Forms Converter How to Convert Existing Forms...
  • Blog Post: Two articles from the community

    Making my Technorati rounds searching for InfoPath community content, I came across two very cool articles: 1) InfoPath 2007, Forms Server, MOSS 2007 by Sahil Malik: start from a Word form, publish it to be filled out in the browser, play with the content type and configure the document library. Fun...
  • Blog Post: InfoPathDev.com: Excellent InfoPath Resource

    Shoutout to InfoPathDev.com - several of our product team alums are hosting an excellent resource for the InfoPath developer community. Lots of great content there: sample form templates , very lively forums , and walkthroughs . My personal favorites: 1) Localizing form templates . Very clever method...
  • Blog Post: Interesting InfoPath/SharePoint Blog

    Shoutout to Kristof De Causemaeker - his blog has interesting articles on both InfoPath and SharePoint; couple particularly cool posts: 1) Great walkthrough on template parts, new InfoPath 2007 feature that allows you to modularize components of your form templates. 2) Cool trick on how to make...
  • Blog Post: Two more cool InfoPath/SharePoint blogs

    I found two more cool InfoPath resources. Shoutout to Christopher White, who has a couple code-intensive InfoPath-SharePoint articles in his blog . Particularly interesting: 1) Walkthrough on setting up a pretty complex workflow using InfoPath and Office Server 2007. 2) Post on manipulating...
  • Blog Post: Awesome blog on InfoPath

    I've been on a hunt for cool InfoPath-related blogs; well, I just found a gem. Shoutout to Liam Cleary whose blog talks about SharePoint, VSTO, Groove, and, of course, lots and lots of InfoPath. I loved all the screenshots and detailed walkthroughs. Some highlights: 1) Article on Word import - a walkthrough...
  • Blog Post: Hosting InfoPath forms in a custom ASPX page

    Many of you saw a detailed MSDN article on embedding an InfoPath XmlFormView control into a custom ASP.NET page. But - there's more to it. I came across an interesting blog post that talks about embedding a browser-based InfoPath form into a webpart. Here's another post of someone who got it to work...
  • Blog Post: Two excellent InfoPath resources

    I just came across two great InfoPath resources: A series of articles by Christopher Domino (12 detailed articles so far!). Christopher's articles look deeply into many InfoPath aspects, from "declarative logic vs code", deployment approaches, and backend integration discussions to detailed code...
  • Blog Post: Andrew May knows XML Forms on SharePoint

    This is a shout out to Andrew May, who's posted some great content on SharePoint as it relates to InfoPath and XML more generally. His most recent post covers the new Form content type that InfoPath uses for its Content Types integration. H e's also got a great 5-part series on how the SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Got suggestions?

    One of the reasons we started this team blog was to get your comments (spurred by our tips and tricks), so it's exciting to see more folks chime in. Let me just take a moment to fan the flames… We're listening We're always open to feature requests to help us plan for future versions. And we...
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