Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Office 2007 XML and Infopath

I have been doing some research on Office 2003 XML and Info path along with the coming upgrade to Office 2007 and SharePoint server 2007.

Here is the link to Bill Gate's keynote speech titled "Remarks by Bill Gates, Chairman & Chief Software Architect, Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Office System Developers Conference 2006: "It's More Than You Think"
Redmond, Washington March 21, 2006"

There is a lot of useful information in there from the point of view of getting started understanding just what some of the changes coming in Office 2007 will entail, and why.

The hardest part I have found so far is where to start the research. There is so much out there already at a technical level that presupposes a level of understanding and skills that a newbie just does not have. As this is an area I am a relative newbie I am going to try and deliver some of the information that I discover in an easy 1-2-3 sort of format - introducing XML, and how it can be used to alter how you do business now, and increase your productivity.

Here are some good starting places for Office 2003 (Microsoft 11) and Info Path

Coming soon, I will present a step by step of creating an XML schema in a excel file, and then creating an info path form that uses that schema.