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InfoPath Form Services 2007

July 29, 2008 Leave a comment

It was hard for me to understand how the InfoPath form services licensing work and how it is related to SharePoint server 2007 (MOSS 2007). I stumbled to find the link “Manage InfoPath Form Templates” in my local Development environment which is a Standard SharePoint CAL installation. Today I Googled it and managed to get few information regarding it.

  • We know that InfoPath can be viewed in the browser without InfoPath Client.
  • How? Well InfoPath Form Services help you to render the InfoPath form in the Browsers without InfoPath client installed in your machine.
  • You can get the InfoPath Form Services in two ways (Assuming that you have a Standard SharePoint 2007 Installation or WSS 3.0 Installation).
    • Buy a License for Microsoft Office Forms Server 2007 and install it in your SharePoint / (WSS 3.0) Server Farm. [This is the only option in case if you have the WSS 3.0 Installation]
    • Upgrade your SharePoint Server farm to the Enterprise License. [Form Services Features are supported in Enterprise Version].

If you still want to get confused more J . Please refer to the below links that give you the information on the various SharePoint licensing favors.

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/formsserver/FX101865111033.aspx http://littletalk.wordpress.com/2008/02/07/where-is-infopath-forms-services-section/
http://littletalk.wordpress.com/2008/04/24/this-form-template-is-browser-compatible-but-it-cannot-be-browser-enabled-on-the-selected-site/