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1 Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2007 Introduction to InfoPath Forms Services Daryl L. Rudolph

2 Agenda What is InfoPath Forms Services? Components of an InfoPath Forms Services Solution Development with InfoPath Forms Services

3 What is InfoPath Forms Services? A server technology built on Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services (WWS) 3.0 as an ASP.NET version 2.0 application* Enables users to fill out Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007 forms by using a Web browser Provides a central location to store and manage form templates *Available as a licensed application on top of WSS.

4 Components of an InfoPath Forms Services Solution

5 Development and Deployment Scenario #1a Development and Deployment Scenario #1a InfoPath Form without managed code Publish Form to Document Library –Create request form using InfoPath 2007 –Set Form Options for Form Services –Publish Form to Document Library –View/Set Document Library Properties –Create New Request –Edit Existing Request

6 Development with InfoPath Forms Services Key SharePoint Concepts Site Columns and Content Types SharePoint Features SharePoint Workflows What tools are needed?

7 Development and Deployment: Key Concepts Site Columns and Content Types Reusable data type defined at the site collection or site level Site Column A reusable collection of site columns and behaviors you want to apply to a certain category of content Content Type

8 Development and Deployment Scenario #1b Development and Deployment Scenario #1b InfoPath Form without managed code Publish Form to Content Type –Publish Form to Content Type –View Content Type Properties –Create Forms Library Assign Content Type to Library –Create New Request

9 Development and Deployment: Key Concepts SharePoint Features common framework A common framework for distributed deployment of Windows SharePoint Services solutions package of SharePoint A package of SharePoint elements used to accomplish a particular goal or task

10 Development and Deployment: Key Concepts SharePoint Workflows Uses Windows Workflow Foundation(WWF)Workflows can be added to content typesWorkflows can start when items of the content type are created or changedForms are used to interact with the user during workflow stages. Association – workflow associated with content type Initiation – workflow started Modification – workflow modified Task Forms – Edit workflow tasks InfoPath forms can be used for workflow forms

11 Development and Deployment Scenario #2 Development and Deployment Scenario #2 InfoPath Forms for SharePoint workflow Create SharePoint Bus Pass Request Workflow Create Approval Task (InfoPath) Form Deploy Workflow Associate Workflow w/ Buss Pass Content Type Create Buss Pass Request Complete Task Review Outcome

12 Development and Deployment Scenario #3 Development and Deployment Scenario #3 InfoPath Form with managed code Create InfoPath Form Template Set Form Template Properties Add Fields and Button Control Handle Button Click Event with Managed Code Publish and Deploy Form Template Fill out form

13 Development and Deployment Scenario #4 Development and Deployment Scenario #4 InfoPath form hosted in a custom ASP.NET page Create custom ASP.NET Page Add XmlFormView control Add logic to handle Form Events Create SharePoint Feature to deploy page Deploy Page (install and activate feature) Fill out form hosted in custom page

14 Development and Deployment: Review 4 Common Development and Deployment Scenarios InfoPath Form without managed codeInfoPath Forms for SharePoint workflowInfoPath Form with managed codeInfoPath form hosted in a custom ASP.NET page

15 Development and Deployment : What tools are needed? Windows Server 2003 MOSS 2007 or Forms Server 2007 Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007 – Included with Office Professional Plus 2007 and Office Enterprise 2007 Platform.NET Framework 2.0 and 3.0 Visual Studio 2005 – any version except Express Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office (VSTO) Second Edition (SE) Visual Studio 2005 extensions for.NET Framework 3.0 (Windows Workflow Foundation) 2007 Office Server SDK: Enterprise Content Management Starter Kit Development

16 Development and Deployment: Downloads Visual Studio 2005 Extensions for.NET Framework 3.0 (Windows Workflow Foundation) Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the 2007 Microsoft Office System 2007 Office Server SK: Enterprise Content Management Starter Kit Free Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Trial Version – 180 days Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007 Trial Version – 60 days Trial Software

17 Contact Information Daryl L. Rudolph Magenic Technologies


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