The Future of InfoPath Forms

Posted by on February 2, 2014 at 6:19 pm. Comments Off

It’s been a long time speculation Microsoft would be phasing out InfoPath support in SharePoint. Rightfully so, the experience is awful: it’s bugging, hard to maintain, they don’t migrate well, and generally cause more harm than good.

Officially, Microsoft has recently admitted InfoPath forms are finally being retired and a new forms method (TBD) will be investigated. In a January 31st, 2014 post, the office team declared:

“We are looking to make investments that allow you to easily design, deploy, and use intelligent, integrated forms across Office clients, servers, and services—forms that everyone can use on their PC, tablet, or phone.”

Finally. Heavily relying on InfoPath forms today? The InfoPath 2013 desktop client and InfoPath Forms Services for SharePoint Server 2013 will continue to be supported through 2023 as part of Microsoft’s Lifecycle support policy. You’ve got until April 2023 to figure that one out; however, I wouldn’t bank on a smooth migration solution to whatever comes next. :)

SharePoint Saturday Baltimore Slides

Posted by on May 18, 2013 at 1:55 pm. Comments Off

Today is SharePoint Saturday Baltimore 2013 in Timonium, MD. Pretty great turn out so far today which is awesome, I think this year sold out pretty quickly as well. Having just spoken at SharePoint Saturday Boston a few weeks back it’s great to see the SPS community thriving all other the country.

This year I spoke on Driving User Adoption with Custom SharePoint Branding which I also spoke on at SharePoint Saturday Boston a few weeks ago. You can download my slides from the session at the link below, and as always feel free to contact me anytime – keep the conversation going! For those of you who attended the session feel free to contact me for a copy of the demo code.

powerpoint Download the full PowerPoint deck here

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SharePoint Saturday Boston Slides

Posted by on April 29, 2013 at 1:10 pm. Comments Off

This past weekend was SharePoint Saturday Boston 2013 and we had an awesome turnout! This year sold out almost a month in advance I believe, and all the sessions we packed.

This year I spoke on Driving User Adoption with Custom SharePoint Branding which I also spoke on at SharePoint Saturday Baltimore last year (and will be again this year). You can download my slides from the session at the link below, and as always feel free to contact me anytime – keep the conversation going! For those of you who attended the session feel free to contact me for a copy of the demo code.

powerpoint Download the full PowerPoint deck here

Up next: SharePoint Saturday Baltimore (Saturday, May 18th), I’ll see you there!

SharePoint On-Premises vs. Cloud

Posted by on April 27, 2013 at 7:45 am. Comments Off

I saw this and thought it was too funny not to post. Credit for this one goes to my colleague Mr. Jody Finch (I’d recommend checking out his awesome blog series on SharePoint Search).

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I’m Speaking at SharePoint Saturday!

Posted by on April 23, 2013 at 9:00 pm. Comments Off

It’s been far too long since I’ve posted, but now’s a good a time as any. I’m going to be speaking at both SharePoint Saturday Boston this Saturday (4/27) and also SharePoint Saturday Baltimore again this year (5/18).

Details on both are below. I know SPS Boston is already sold old (tickets went quick!) but I’ll make my slides and demo available after the event.

spsboston_logo SharePoint Saturday Boston
April 27th, 2013
www.spsboston.org
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SharePoint Saturday Baltimore
May 18th, 2013
www.sharepointsaturday.org/baltimore