Tuesday, July 29, 2008

InfoPath Form Services 2007

It was hard for me to understand how the InfoPath form services licensing work and how it is related to SharePoint server 2007 (MOSS 2007). I stumbled to find the link "Manage InfoPath Form Templates" in my local Development environment which is a Standard SharePoint CAL installation. Today I Googled it and managed to get few information regarding it.

  • We know that InfoPath can be viewed in the browser without InfoPath Client.
  • How? Well InfoPath Form Services help you to render the InfoPath form in the Browsers without InfoPath client installed in your machine.
  • You can get the InfoPath Form Services in two ways (Assuming that you have a Standard SharePoint 2007 Installation or WSS 3.0 Installation).
    • Buy a License for Microsoft Office Forms Server 2007 and install it in your SharePoint / (WSS 3.0) Server Farm. [This is the only option in case if you have the WSS 3.0 Installation]
    • Upgrade your SharePoint Server farm to the Enterprise License. [Form Services Features are supported in Enterprise Version].

If you still want to get confused more J . Please refer to the below links that give you the information on the various SharePoint licensing favors.

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/formsserver/FX101865111033.aspx http://littletalk.wordpress.com/2008/02/07/where-is-infopath-forms-services-section/

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