Gather information flexibly and efficiently in rich, dynamic forms and more effectively share, reuse, and repurpose information throughout your team or organization. InfoPath helps improve collaboration and decision-making to positively impact your business.
Information collected with InfoPath can be integrated with a broad range of business processes because InfoPath supports any customer-defined Extensible Markup Language (XML) schema and integrates with Web services. As a result, InfoPath can help you connect directly to organizational information and then act on it, which leads to greater business impact.
Design faster with the Ribbon interface
Instead of traditional menus and toolbars that might require several steps to complete a task, the Ribbon displays the commands in a tab structure, organized by tasks that are related to a certain activity, so you can create the forms you want faster.
Publish forms with one click
Click an icon on the Ribbon Quick Access toolbar to publish your form, or use the Microsoft Office Backstage view. Backstage view gives you a single point of reference for information that is essential to the task you are performing, such as publishing.
Create forms for SharePoint lists
With InfoPath 2010, you can create attractive forms with a click of a button based on SharePoint regular or external lists. If you have data in SharePoint lists, you can quickly and automatically generate a form with all of the SharePoint list fields, and then customize it, reducing the time to create a form.
Provide offline form completion with Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010
People can fill out forms online or offline with a native integration of forms with data in the Office SharePoint Workspace interface.
Enjoy richer Web forms
Many controls and functionality previously available in the InfoPath client application, such as combo boxes, filtering, and date and time controls, are available now in InfoPath 2010 browser forms. These can be used in Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari.
Easily manage forms on the server
InfoPath forms can be monitored as a true component of SharePoint Server 2010. SharePoint Maintenance Engine Rules ensure that InfoPath forms are correctly configured in their farms. You can also manage InfoPath forms using Windows PowerShell command line shell and scripting language, which is included in SharePoint Server 2010.
Enhance forms with code
You can enhance InfoPath forms with code to better fit your organization's specific business process needs using Visual Studio Tools for Applications and easy publishing capabilities such as SharePoint Server Sandboxed Solutions.
Connect forms with line-of-business (LOB) information
SharePoint Server 2010 offers an extensible architecture for managing user access to data connections and systems. InfoPath 2010 also works with Business Connectivity Services (BCS) of SharePoint Server 2010. BCS enhances Microsoft Office applications and SharePoint platform capabilities with out-of-box features, services, and tools that streamline development of solutions with deep integration of external data and services.
Embed forms in Web pagesProduct Highlights
In SharePoint Server 2010, it's easier than ever to host your forms on Web pages using the InfoPath Form Web Part. Without writing a single line of code, you can use the Web Part to host any InfoPath browser form that has been published to a SharePoint list or form library. You can also connect it to other Web Parts on the page to send or receive data. Also, .NET FormView control allows developers to host InfoPath 2010 forms on any ASP.NET Web pages.
- Create SharePoint collaborative workflow solutions
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