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  • Blog Post: Debugging Sandboxed Code in InfoPath 2010 Forms

    In this video demo, Phil Newman from the InfoPath program management team shares some tips and tricks for debugging InfoPath forms with sandboxed code on SharePoint server 2010. Here is this link to the ULS viewer tool that is used in the demo: Download location: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/ULSViewer...
  • Blog Post: Capacity Planning for SharePoint 2010

    Check out the new Capacity Management Resource Center for SharePoint 2010 that went live when Office 2010 released to manufacturing last Friday, April 16th.  The InfoPath capacity planning document   along with a refresh of the Capacity Planning Tool Kit are now available. The Capacity Management...
  • Blog Post: REMINDER: Learn about InfoPath 2010 in Free Web Casts

    If you want to learn more about InfoPath and SharePoint 2010 directly from the Microsoft product team, then sign up for the InfoPath 2010 Academy Live Series . There are 2 remaining sessions in the series. The next session “ Form-Driven Mashups using InfoPath and SharePoint 2010 ", presented by Nick...
  • Blog Post: Learn about InfoPath 2010 in free Web casts with the Microsoft Product team!

    Do you want to learn about InfoPath and SharePoint 2010 in FREE Web casts with the InfoPath product team? Then sign up for the InfoPath 2010 Academy Live Series . There are 3 remaining sessions in the series. The next session “ Building SharePoint Applications with InfoPath 2010 ” will take place on...
  • Blog Post: Create a Loan Calculator using the InfoPath and Excel Web Parts

    In this week’s “5 for Forms” video demo, Nick Dallett will show you how to create a loan calculator application without writing a line of code. This simple application leverages the power of the InfoPath and Excel Web Parts by using an InfoPath form to input the values that are sent to an Excel Workbook...
  • Blog Post: Introduction to Sandboxed Solutions - Sort data in repeating tables using managed code

    Hi. My name is Phil Newman and I'm a program manager on the InfoPath team. In this post, I'd like to introduce you to one of my favourite new features in InfoPath 2010 - Sandboxed Solutions. In InfoPath 2010, forms with code can now be published directly to SharePoint without requiring the farm administrator...
  • Blog Post: Manage data in your SharePoint Lists using the InfoPath Form Web Part

    One of the powerful new features in InfoPath 2010 is the InfoPath Form Web Part. This is the 1st in a series of videos where we will show how to use the InfoPath Form Web Part to create rich mashups on portal pages in SharePoint, without writing a single line of code. In this video, Nick Dallett, a program...
  • Blog Post: Manage data in your SharePoint Lists using the InfoPath Form Web Part

    One of the powerful new features in InfoPath 2010 is the InfoPath Form Web Part. This is the 1st in a series of videos where we will show how to use the InfoPath Form Web Part to create rich mashups on portal pages in SharePoint, without writing a single line of code. In this video, Nick Dallett, a program...
  • Blog Post: InfoPath 2010 is unveiled at the SharePoint Conference

    As many of you may know, the SharePoint Conference 2009 is taking place this week in Las Vegas, Nevada and it's been a particularly exciting week for the InfoPath product team. Over the past 3 years of product development, we have made huge investments in integrating with the SharePoint platform. Finally...
  • Blog Post: Associating a Custom Document Information Panel with an Office Document

    When a custom Document Information Panel is associated with an Office document and/or template, the information needed to locate the Panel is contained in a custom XML data part stored with the document. I won’t go into the details of the way an Office Open XML document is structured here (needless to...
  • Blog Post: Submitting to a SharePoint List

    As you know, submitting to a Microsoft Windows SharePoint form library from an InfoPath form is quite simple: just add a “submit” type of data connection to InfoPath and away you go. However, submitting to a SharePoint List is another matter. In this post, we will take a look at the steps necessary to...
  • Blog Post: Get the User Profile through MOSS Web Services

    It is now easier than ever to pre-populate your InfoPath 2007 forms with the user profile information of the current user. Background: In Microsoft SharePoint Server 2003, the UserProfileService.GetUserProfileByName (string accountName ) web service method required the caller to pass the account name...
  • 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: Forms Services and multiple IIS Web Applications

    We often get questions asking if the XmlFormView control can be used in a particular environment. Usually you will use it on a regular page that belongs to a WSS Site or on a page in _layouts folder of a WSS site. These scenarios are supported and covered in the following MSDN article on the XmlFormView...
  • 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: Workflow user experience in InfoPath

    Microsoft Office SharePoint workflow can be described as a series of tasks implemented with specific business needs to help people manage their project tasks. In Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007, we provide the workflows user experience for InfoPath forms. Additionally, we enable InfoPath business logic...
  • Blog Post: Submitting to 'this' document library

    Have you ever needed to develop an InfoPath form template that submits back to a SharePoint document library but you did not initially know the server or library name when developing the form? Or have a scenario where your InfoPath form template could be published (or added as a content type) to multiple...
  • Blog Post: Relinking forms and form templates

    We often see issues when people move forms and templates from one location to another. In fact, the linked nature of InfoPath forms and templates is probably one of the hardest aspects of InfoPath to understand. While the complexities can sometimes seem burdensome, the truth is that the overall model...
  • 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: Improvements to Share Point integration - Property demotion

    One of the new features in InfoPath 2007 when publishing to a SharePoint 2007 server is the ability to turn on property demotion.   Property demotion is the ability to be able to modify fields that show up in SharePoint document libraries and cause those fields to be automatically updated in the...
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