If you have heard of Microsoft InfoPath but never had the chance to work with it, you are in for a treat. Microsoft has really outdone itself coming up with a tool that gives the power user a forms tool they can use right away, and the developer a forms tool that can be taken to the next level. This book guides you in taking advantage of this very cool new product.
While using InfoPath is fairly straightforward, there are features and concepts that may confuse or deter you from getting as much out of InfoPath as you could. This book was written to save you from any confusion or frustration. As you read it you're likely to get more and more excited about InfoPath because you'll see all that can be done with it.
InfoPath is very unique in that it works well as standalone, yet dovetails into enterprise use with products and technologies such as XML web services, Windows SharePoint Services, and BizTalk. By the end of this book you will see the necessary steps to use these technologies, and read some real-world case studies of major institutions that have used them.
Beginning InfoPath was written with both the power user and developer in mind. A power user is a user who has a fairly good handle on most of windows functionality, working with the Office applications, and creating small Access or Excel applications for their own groups or departments. A developer creates applications using .NET technologies or something similar. They may be developing ...