Archive for April, 2009

Working with Structured Data in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (Part3): Browser Enabled InfoPath Forms

April 26th, 2009 2 comments

Summary: Explore different options you have to work with structured data in a high volume while you need to perform complex queries and actions against such data ranging from authoring, approval and landing information on Web Part pages, all the way down to the physical storage. This blog post is part 3 of a blog post series that I am planning to write on this topic. (31 printed pages)

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Applies to: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Microsoft Office Info Path 2007

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  • It’s all about reusability
  • Create a Data Connection Library
  • Create a data connection in InfoPath connecting to Products Web service
  • Design the form
  • Publish the form to Office SharePoint Server 2007
  • Testing the solution
  • Working with InfoPath form data
  • enabled InfoPath forms and SSO
  • Additional links

It’s all about reusability

One of the most important characteristics of a well-designed application is reusability. In my first exposure to InfoPath, I was drawn to the product for exactly the same reason. I was excited to see a completely schema-based solution which would give me the ability to design the schema outside of the InfoPath authoring tool, import the schema into my InfoPath form and create an electronic form based on that specific schema.

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Session Follow-up:Toronto Code Camp 2009

April 26th, 2009 No comments

First off, Toronto Code Camp is not a SharePoint focused event. Second, my session was scheduled to be the last session of the day (Grrrr 😉 ) and even worse, there were 3 popular sessions (Specially the ASP.NET MVC one) in the same time slot!


Honestly, I was surprised when I saw that the room got packed with a great bunch of enthusiasts who once again were there to validate that how much SharePoint rocks! So, If you attended my session titled “Best Practices for Developing SharePoint Applications“, thank you for showing up. I hope you walked out of the room with some lessons and takeaways!

Arguably, best practices is a very broad topic and it’s tough to wrap it up in an hour and half kinda talk, hence I had to tune my session at a fast pace. If you missed some parts of my presentation , here are the links to the PPT deck and code I used in my session.

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Remember, the safety net of following best practices lets us do our job without an “oops, what the heck should I do now?” kinda moment.


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