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Gain Familiarity with InfoPath 2010 Controls to Extact High Value from this Tool

InfoPath 2010 is the preferred method of building electronic forms in a SharePoint Server 2010 computing environment. This tool set includes an extensive set of point and click functionality, including a rich set of controls. These controls can be inserted within custom forms for a wide range of purposes, all the way from permitting text input, to selecting specific SharePoint Users from Active Directory for activity notification purposes. So SharePoint administrators, designers, developers and architects will all benefit from gaining a familiarity with the range of controls included with InfoPath 2010, as well as the matching set of rules.

In a video tutorial titled Explore InfoPath 2010 Controls, Asif Rehmani, SharePoint MVP and MCT demonstrates how controls can be selected and then added to electronic forms built with InfoPath 2010. Asif also demonstrates how the “Control Tools” “Properties” tab of the ribbon can be used to add unique names for fields, manage how controls will run within the forms and even the control’s graphical appearance.

This video will likely be very useful to viewers with a substantial amount of experience with InfoPath 2007 who are new to InfoPath 2010. Asif points out, as appropriate, where and how methods have been changed between the two versions. He also demonstrate some workarounds, which can be used to provide users knowledgeable about InfoPath 2007 with similar methods of performing their work, successfully, in the newly renovated forms building tool. Asif also broadly covers the matching set of rules for these controls.

Organizations making extensive use of electronic forms produced with InfoPath 2007 who are planning on a migration to SharePoint Server 2010 or SharePoint 2013 can reduce the amount of time required for InfoPath teams to become productive in the new computing environment by providing them with access to this video tutorial and others in our SP203 InfoPath 2010: Design Electronic SharePoint Forms course.

If your organization is planning a migration, please do not hesitate to contact us if you’d like to discuss your needs for InfoPath 2010 training.

Ira Michael Blonder

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