Office 12: First Look at ‘Forms Server’ Technology


Last week at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Chris Capossela demonstrated a Forms Server technology designed to make XML forms available through the web browser.  Information Week reports that:



In what he termed the first public viewing of Office 12, Chris Capossela, corporate vice president of Microsoft's Information Worker Product Management Group, showed off a distributed forms capability that would enable customers to fill in and submit XML forms easily via a browser, without having to run Microsoft InfoPath on their PC.


Bill Gates and Steven Sinofsky first let slip on this vision for InfoPath back in Feb during a QnA session at the Office Developer Conference.  At the time Gates discussed a vision for InfoPath where it supports a rich set of controls on top of the Avalon runtime but with the ability to project onto classic HTML.

Comments (3)

  1. Mark Bower says:

    The PDC session abstracts have been published, and although they are written in a fairly oblique way (very deliberately I suspect) they still provide an early taster of the fun to come for developers with Office 12…

  2. David says:

    InfoJet Service is a Java class library to publish InfoPath Forms to the web. InfoJet Service can be deployed as Web Services. J2EE and .Net web application with integration of InfoJet Service support the users to edit InfoPath Forms in Internet Explorer and FireFox.

    http://www.infojetsoft.com

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