We should have blogged something earlier, but we’ve been too busy getting ready for a great TechEd experience!
InfoPath falls into the Smart Client Development track. By now, if you’re attending TechEd in Orlando next week you should already have your Breakout sessions picked out. In case you’re still waffling, the three sessions you must attend are:
CLI235 InfoPath: Introduction to Forms Development
Day/Time: Monday, June 6 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM Room: N 310 H
Speaker: Edward Essey
This session quickly runs through the many must-know development techniques that form the foundation of InfoPath 2003 development. We discuss declarative form design, rules, calculations, deployment and security levels. If you have not yet built and deployed an InfoPath solution, this session gives you the basis you need for the following advanced sessions.
CLI333 InfoPath: Best Practices for Building Enterprise Solutions
Day/Time: Monday, June 6 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM Room: N 220 E
Speaker: Joshua Bell
This is a must-attend session for developers who want to learn best practices, tips and tricks, how-tos and detailed internals of the InfoPath programming model. Sample topics covered include workflow, offline, connectivity, SharePoint products and technology integration, end-to-end solution examples, and more.
(Repeats as CLI333R on Thursday, June 9 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM Room: S 310 E)
CLI335 InfoPath: Developing Forms Using Managed Code
Day/Time: Friday, June 10 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM Room: S 320 G
Speaker: David Gerhardt
This session focuses on InfoPath 2003’s support for managed code. Learn how to start with InfoPath projects using the Toolkit for Visual Studio .NET 2003, use managed code in your InfoPath form to implement business logic, and integrate with the .NET Framework. Drill into InfoPath’s XML-based programming model and best practices for InfoPath solution development with managed code, including covering issues around architecture, security and deployment.
The three of us presenting have been working hard together to make sure our sessions cover pretty much everything you need to know to get started with InfoPath and scale up to enterprise solutions.
In addition, we’ll have a slot at the Smart Client Development “Cabana” area to answer your questions, and we’ll be presenting several “Chalk Talk” interactive discussions. Last year we had a blast brainstorming with attendees to help architect solutions using InfoPath. John and Scott from the InfoPath team are attending as well to answer your questions, as well as Patrick from InfoPathDev.com.
And that’s just the InfoPath team itself! If you search for other sessions talking about InfoPath you’ll find nearly a dozen Breakouts and Labs.