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Sharepoint 2010 Foundation can use InfoPath 2010 ? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I can't seem to find this info anywhere.

    We are not using server 2010 at work so I don't want to go spend alot of time learning about infopath 2010 if we can't use it with SP foundation 2010.

    help .
    If you do SharePoint dev and have MSN add me!! punkouter@hotmail.com We can help each other out. My SharePoint Blog ---> http://punkouter.spaces.live.com/
    • Moved by Clayton Cobb Thursday, September 30, 2010 1:55 PM InfoPath question = InfoPath forum (From:SharePoint 2010 - General Questions and Answers)
    Tuesday, January 19, 2010 11:00 PM

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  • Dear Clayton Cobb,

    We are also using SPF2010 and I want to design a form with InfoPath. The button 'Design Forms in InfoPath' is grayed out in SPD2010.

    Hou can I edit this page in IP2010?


    You can't customize list forms with InfoPath in Foundation.  List forms are browser forms, which require SharePoint Server Enterprise.  You can only do full rich client forms in a form library.
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    • Marked as answer by Clayton Cobb Tuesday, August 31, 2010 2:00 AM
    Tuesday, June 8, 2010 2:04 PM
  • You didn't ask about InfoPath 2007.  IP07 also integrates with SP2010 just the same.  It just has less features, but most of the feature improvements of IP2010 are in these two areas:
    - Improved interface for more efficiently creating forms (this is awesome to me, but it doesn't really affect functionality)
    - Vastly improved integration with forms services (doesn't affect you if using SPF)

    So, you will still be able to do a lot with the combo of InfoPath 2007 and SPF 2010.  All users would need InfoPath 2007 in their Office 2007 suite in order to use the forms, because you can't do browser forms.  If you use SP2010 Enterprise, then you can create browser forms, and no one needs any version of InfoPath except the form developers.

    If you create 2010-version InfoPath forms with InfoPath 2010, then everyone will need InfoPath 2010.  However, if you personally get InfoPath 2010 to play with it, you can still create InfoPath 2007-versioned forms for all of your Office 2007 users.  Doing this allows you to personally take advantage of all the interface improvements (I do this exact thing when creating/modifying my 2007 forms now), but you just won't have the functionality improvements.
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    Wednesday, January 20, 2010 5:41 PM
  • Hey Clayton,

    Does this mean InfoPath 2010 can be used with SharePoint Foundation 2010 if the client is not using browser enabled forms?

    Lavina, yes, both IP07 and IP10 can be used with SharePoint Foundation 2010 in rich client mode.  It's just that every user must have the version of InfoPath that matches the form templates being used.  If everything is created as an IP10 form, then everyone must have IP10 installed locally.

    Disappointing that I wrote so much help above for Punkouter, but he never closed out the thread.


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    Monday, June 7, 2010 1:44 PM

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  • Absolutely - just like WSS 2.0 and WSS 3.0.  SPF just doesn't have Forms Services, so no browser forms.

    You say "at work," so does that mean your work is already using SharePoint 2010 when it's only in Beta?  SharePoint Server 2010 is free to use in Beta, and there is no upgrade path to RTM, so do you know why you are not using Server at the moment?  Do you mean your company doesn't plan to pay for sharePoint when 2010 releases later in the year and will be building an infrastructure only on the free Foundation version?

    I personally think it's very much worth your time to learn InfoPath in general and specifically 2010 regardless of the SharePoint version you get, but it's far more powerful and capable with SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise due to Forms Services.
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    Wednesday, January 20, 2010 4:49 AM
  • Work is using 2007 . I am just testing out 2010 as a dev.  And was told they are only using foundation 2010 in the future.

    Without infopath 2010 integration I guess I am limited to create .aspx pages or maybe silverlight forms.. not sure yet.


    If you do SharePoint dev and have MSN add me!! punkouter@hotmail.com We can help each other out. My SharePoint Blog ---> http://punkouter.spaces.live.com/
    Wednesday, January 20, 2010 4:02 PM
  • Without infopath 2010 integration I guess I am limited to create .aspx pages or maybe silverlight forms.. not sure yet.


    but it does intergrate - I thought I mentioned that.  You haven't specified browser forms, so I'm not sure why you interpreted from my response that there is no InfoPath 2010 integration.  It has VERY STRONG integration, in fact.

    I would also confirm that your company is actually going to upgrade from 2007 (you didn't mention if it was WSS 3.0 or MOSS 2007) to the free, base version of 2010.  Are you sure that's the case?  Again, SPF does have InfoPath 2010 integration, and it's awesome - it just doesn't provide browser form capability.
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    Wednesday, January 20, 2010 4:42 PM
  • But if next year we are running office 2007 and SP 2010. Then I cannot take advantage of the InfoPath 2010 client features.

    So when I was thinking about infopath integration I guess I was really just thinking about how I could use infopath to replace creating the .aspx forms.. (Since I am assuming we wouldnt be using office 2010)

    If I understand what you are saying. .you are saying if we are running SP 2010 fondation AND OFFICE 2010 on all the computers then I take advantage of creating infopath forms which would  shown to the user NOT as a webform but as a native office 2010 form.

    Am I right ?

    Basically im sitting around trying to prototype different things .. trying to imagine what is possible with sp 2010.. cuz as of now we are doing everything the old school way of creating a bunch of seperate .net intranet apps

    If you do SharePoint dev and have MSN add me!! punkouter@hotmail.com We can help each other out. My SharePoint Blog ---> http://punkouter.spaces.live.com/
    Wednesday, January 20, 2010 5:36 PM
  • You didn't ask about InfoPath 2007.  IP07 also integrates with SP2010 just the same.  It just has less features, but most of the feature improvements of IP2010 are in these two areas:
    - Improved interface for more efficiently creating forms (this is awesome to me, but it doesn't really affect functionality)
    - Vastly improved integration with forms services (doesn't affect you if using SPF)

    So, you will still be able to do a lot with the combo of InfoPath 2007 and SPF 2010.  All users would need InfoPath 2007 in their Office 2007 suite in order to use the forms, because you can't do browser forms.  If you use SP2010 Enterprise, then you can create browser forms, and no one needs any version of InfoPath except the form developers.

    If you create 2010-version InfoPath forms with InfoPath 2010, then everyone will need InfoPath 2010.  However, if you personally get InfoPath 2010 to play with it, you can still create InfoPath 2007-versioned forms for all of your Office 2007 users.  Doing this allows you to personally take advantage of all the interface improvements (I do this exact thing when creating/modifying my 2007 forms now), but you just won't have the functionality improvements.
    SharePoint Architect || My Blog
    Wednesday, January 20, 2010 5:41 PM
  • Hey Clayton,

     

    Does this mean InfoPath 2010 can be used with SharePoint Foundation 2010 if the client is not using browser enabled forms?


    Lavina
    Monday, June 7, 2010 10:55 AM
  • Hey Clayton,

    Does this mean InfoPath 2010 can be used with SharePoint Foundation 2010 if the client is not using browser enabled forms?

    Lavina, yes, both IP07 and IP10 can be used with SharePoint Foundation 2010 in rich client mode.  It's just that every user must have the version of InfoPath that matches the form templates being used.  If everything is created as an IP10 form, then everyone must have IP10 installed locally.

    Disappointing that I wrote so much help above for Punkouter, but he never closed out the thread.


    SharePoint Architect || Microsoft MVP || My Blog
    Monday, June 7, 2010 1:44 PM
  • Dear Clayton Cobb,

    We are also using SPF2010 and I want to design a form with InfoPath. The button 'Design Forms in InfoPath' is grayed out in SPD2010.

    Hou can I edit this page in IP2010?

    Regard,

    SP_ERKAN

     

    Tuesday, June 8, 2010 12:53 PM
  • Dear Clayton Cobb,

    We are also using SPF2010 and I want to design a form with InfoPath. The button 'Design Forms in InfoPath' is grayed out in SPD2010.

    Hou can I edit this page in IP2010?


    You can't customize list forms with InfoPath in Foundation.  List forms are browser forms, which require SharePoint Server Enterprise.  You can only do full rich client forms in a form library.
    SharePoint Architect || Microsoft MVP || My Blog
    • Marked as answer by Clayton Cobb Tuesday, August 31, 2010 2:00 AM
    Tuesday, June 8, 2010 2:04 PM
  • Hi Clayton Cobb,

    Thanks for your detailed explanation. It helped me to figure out about IP and SPF integration. I never worked in SP before. Just curious to know.if the form is developed in IP10 & SPF environment, of course browser editing is not supported. Means, they have to check-in the from SPF and modifify it using IP10 and upload again..? How it works?

    Actually i'm interested in doing User Filling forms (workflow enabled).

    Kindly advice.

    Thursday, September 16, 2010 2:49 AM
  • Dharnima, no, it means that every user must have InfoPath 2010 installed locally on their client, because you can't use browser-enabled forms in SPF.  It has nothing to do with checking in and uploading.  Basically, each user must have InfoPath 2010, and when they open a new or existing form from a form library, it will invoke the InfoPath 2010 Filler on their machine.  When they click Save or Submit, the form will be saved back into the form library.
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    Thursday, September 16, 2010 3:21 AM
  • Thanks for sharing the info, Clayton Cobb.
    Thursday, September 16, 2010 8:54 AM
  • Dharnima, no, it means that every user must have InfoPath 2010 installed locally on their client, because you can't use browser-enabled forms in SPF.  It has nothing to do with checking in and uploading.  Basically, each user must have InfoPath 2010, and when they open a new or existing form from a form library, it will invoke the InfoPath 2010 Filler on their machine.  When they click Save or Submit, the form will be saved back into the form library.
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    Has this changed at all? My company is using SP2010 Foundation and I was able to upload a browser enabled form and tested it on a local computer that did not have any version of InfoPath installed and it worked just fine. I'm asking since this thread is almost 2 years old and was wondering if anything has changed at all.

    Also, IP is new to me and I have 2007 currently installed, would it be better if I got the 2010 version since it is more integrated with SP2010?

    Tuesday, April 17, 2012 9:46 PM