Best Ways to Learn InfoPath for SharePoint

InfoPathUncertainty

As you may or may not know, InfoPath is not considered to be the best recommendation to use any longer, however many companies have invested in learning and using it so heavily that besides this recommendation, they continue to use it. Mostly, I believe it is because there is no real alternative unless you are willing to purchase a 3rd party product for a rather high price. 

So if you are one of the “lucky people” that still has to use InfoPath at your employer, here are some links to help you learn about the limitations and skills you need to use InfoPath inside of SharePoint or Office 365 (SharePoint Online).

First, a few notes on the InfoPath life cycle:

  • InfoPath Client & InfoPath Designer are no longer available as a part of Office 2016
  • InfoPath will work on Office 365 until further notice
  • InfoPath will work in SharePoint Server 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007 (on-premises)
  • InfoPath Forms Services & the InfoPath client are supported until 2023 (*Note: I did not say they were supported in Office 365 until then, there is no official date on this item)
  • The last version of InfoPath available to use to program in is 2013, but it work on the environments above even though there is no newer version of it and will not be one coming

More can be found at the Office blogs site by clicking here and here.

 

InfoPath Examples

 

Download InfoPath

(as it is no longer included in Office 2016 as it was for Office 2013, a ProPlus subscription may be required)

 

Web Resources

 

Books (Not Free)

 

Videos

 

Blogs

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