What's New in InfoPath 2010
Did you find it difficult at times to design electronic forms using previous
versions of InfoPath? Simple answer, with Microsoft InfoPath 2010 it's easier.
For Office users, InfoPath 2010 allows the creation of powerful, interactive
forms, without having to write any code and, the same users can customize
SharePoint list forms, add custom layouts and rules to validate the data, and
take them offline in SharePoint Workspace. For IT professionals, InfoPath makes
it easier to create custom forms for document workflows and Office Business
Applications that include managed code, digital signatures and that connect to
line of business data.
Top new features in InfoPath 2010
Quickly Design Forms with Easy-to-Use Tools
- New Fluent UI, pre-built layout sections, out-of-the-box rules, improved rules
management, and varied styles.
- The New tab in the Designer Backstage presents you with the available form
templates that you can choose from.
Pre-built Page and Section Layouts
- Laying out your form and making it look more attractive is now easier than ever.
Insert one of the pre-built page layouts to give your form structure.
Then, insert some section layouts into the page layout to start building your form.
New and Improved Controls
- Picture buttons
- Hyperlink capabilities
- Date and time picker
- Person/Group pickers
Browser Supported Controls & Functionality
- Bulleted, numbered, and plain lists, multiple selection list boxes, Combo boxes, Choice group and sections and Filtering functionality.
Add Rules to your Forms
- Use the new out-of-the-box rules (or quick rules) and improved rules management UI to easily add rules to validate data, format your form, or perform other actions with just a couple of clicks, and without any code.
- Ability to re-use rules using the Rules Manager (Copy & Paste functionality).
- Use the same conditions for a data validation, conditional formatting, or rule all on one field at the same time.
Publish Forms Quickly
- The new “quick” publish functionality allows you to publish forms in a single click (no more clicking through the Publishing Wizard every time you want to make an update to your forms!)
Create Forms for SharePoint Lists
- Extend and enhance the forms used for creating, editing and viewing items in a SharePoint list.
- Customize and enhance this form by modifying its layout, creating additional views or pages, and adding rules to validate your data, show or hide sections of the form or set a fields value.
Create SharePoint Applications
- Form-based applications: InfoPath forms can be integrated with components such as workflow, reporting, and custom Web pages to create rich form-based applications.
- Document Workflows: InfoPath can be used to design custom workflow initiation and task forms that drive document management processes.
- Business Connectivity Services: Integrating with BCS, it is straightforward to design InfoPath forms that create, read, update, and delete business data from a back-end system.
Create Mashups using the InfoPath Form Web Part
- Host your InfoPath browser forms in Web pages by simply adding the InfoPath Form Web Part to a Web Part page.
- Connect InfoPath Form Web Part to other Web Parts on the page to send or receive data.
Contact Deliveron to learn more about how you can invest in an InfoPath implementation that not only leverages your
existing investment in Microsoft products but produces real business value.