Debugging Sandboxed Code in InfoPath 2010 Forms

In this video demo, Phil Newman from the InfoPath program management team shares some tips and tricks for debugging InfoPath forms with sandboxed code on SharePoint server 2010. Here is this link to the ULS viewer tool that is used in the demo: Download location: Location of ULS logs on SharePoint server: C:Program FilesCommon…


Comparing SharePoint List and Form Library Forms

So you’ve heard about SharePoint list form customization in InfoPath 2010 and you’ve seen the cool demos. But you may be asking yourself – What’s the difference between list and library forms and when should I use one or the other? In this post, we will answer these questions and provide guidance on when to…


Cool Forms! Feature Request Form

This week’s cool form is a feature request issue tracking list used by the Visio team. It’s divided into two main sections, the separate status section allows readers to jump directly to the information they care most about. It uses picture buttons to allow selection between ‘Office 14’ and ‘Office 15’ and to show which…

Capacity Planning for SharePoint 2010

Check out the new Capacity Management Resource Center for SharePoint 2010 that went live when Office 2010 released to manufacturing last Friday, April 16th.  The InfoPath capacity planning document  along with a refresh of the Capacity Planning Tool Kit are now available. The Capacity Management Resource Center contains resources to help you with capacity management…

Using Multiple Views in Customized List Forms

Hi, my name is Laura Harrington, and I’m a program manager on the InfoPath team. In this short video demo, I will show how you can optimize the form filling experience for different tasks and users by creating multiple custom views in your customized SharePoint list forms.


InfoPath 2010: Menu to ribbon reference workbook

Find the new locations of InfoPath 2007 commands in InfoPath 2010. The InfoPath 2010 menu to ribbon reference workbook contains tables that list the old menu commands and show where in InfoPath 2010 those commands are located. This Excel workbook is now available to download from


Person / Group Picker Improvements in InfoPath 2010

Hi, this is Frank Mueller, a developer on the InfoPath team. In this post which is the first of two blog posts about the Person / Group picker, I want to tell you about the improvements we’ve made to this control in InfoPath 2010. The Person / Group Picker (aka contact selector) control allows you…


Upgrading InfoPath 2007 forms with Person/Group Pickers to InfoPath 2010

Hi, this is Frank Mueller again and this is the second of two posts that I’ve written about the InfoPath 2010 Person / Group picker control. InfoPath 2007 form templates containing the Person/Group Picker control (formerly named Contact Selector) will continue to work in InfoPath 2010 the same way they used to as long as…


Cool Forms! E-mails to CoolForm@Microsoft not getting through

It was brought to our attention that external e-mails that were sent to were not getting through. This issue has now been resolved. If you have a “cool” form that you would like to share with us, please send an e-mail with the following details to – Attach 1 or 2 screenshots of…

Cool Forms! Weather Forecast Form

This week’s cool form displays your local weather forecast by using a REST Web Service data connection to pull in weather information from an online weather service. There are two views to the form, one minimal and one extended. The form contains linked picture controls that use rules to concatenate the Web service data and…