Demystifying SharePoint Forms Strategies
Joel Oleson, SharePoint Evangelist, and Sean Bordner, CEO Kintivo, dig in on forms strategies.
Microsoft announced an end to development on Infopath. In fact those familiar with the product found it hadn’t been changed since the 2010 release. As a result, many customers have questioned, “What do we do?” Is there any guidance? You may have seen the charts, but “what’s realistic?”
Developers have a variety of strategies for forms with innovation in Visual Studio, but end users and forms builders in the business have never been more confused.
We discuss the guidance provided by Microsoft at the SharePoint Conference as well as share best practices from the community and look at a variety of out of the box strategies. We also look at the roadmap and more recent guidance since the announcement.
Kintivo has built a Smart Forms webpart, and we analyze what that is and what it does and doesn’t do in addition to what you get out of the box with a variety of Microsoft solutions for SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013, and Office 365 for building forms solutions for the business.
About Joel Oleson
Blogger, traveler, and top social media influencer, Joel has built communities all over the world and travelled to over 140 countries since 2008, including keynotes on all continents. He currently works at BA Insight as Director of Search Strategy. He has worked in the IT industry for over 18 years including software, non profit, telecoms and startups. He was the first SharePoint administrator ever and spent seven years at Microsoft, including a few years on the SharePoint team. In the past few years, he was awarded top SharePoint blog and recognized as a top online influencer in the community by a Forbes study. Joel is co-founder of many community efforts—SPYam Yammer community (6000 members strong) and Sharing The Point (a community building and training group designed to help under served countries around the globe). You can find his popular technical blog at http://www.collabshow.com and his travel blog at http://travelingepic.com and on Twitter @joeloleson.
About Sean Bordner
Sean Bordner, CEO, has worked extensively with SharePoint through the past decade. He has a technical background with past positions ranging from Sr. Programmer and Technical Manager to Sr. Solution Architect and Engineer. His specific areas of expertise include public websites (WCM), community sites, SharePoint and FAST Search, search engine optimization (SEO), information architecture (site structure and taxonomy), SharePoint governance and best practices related to planning, architecting, and deploying high visibility SharePoint solutions. He holds many Microsoft certifications; including MCT, MCTS, MCSD, MCP, MCAD and co-author of SharePoint for Nonprofits, the Definitive Guide to SharePoint for your Nonprofit, Association, Charity and .ORG. He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer who excels at communicating sophisticated concepts in an easy-to-understand and usable format. Sean has recently been listed in the “Top 25 Microsoft SharePoint Influencers.” Read more at Forbes.com.