CHAPTER 1Introducing InfoPath

Microsoft introduced InfoPath in 2003 as part of the Office System. While it may appear to be a simple form designer, its apparent simplicity masks an incredibly powerful tool for building the user interface for any number of applications. InfoPath can cover a multitude of situations, from basic workgroup forms that produce XML to enterprise applications that submit data, via web services, to an enterprise application integration (EAI) engine such as BizTalk Server.

This book will examine how InfoPath 2007 along with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server can address each of these scenarios. In addition, since InfoPath is a common thread among them, it eases migration from one scenario to another.


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