SharePoint Online and InfoPath

I may be the last person to realize this, but SharePoint Online (which I often hear people say is a glorified WSS) supports InfoPath Forms Services.  That’s pretty powerful stuff, especially considering that IP FS is a MOSS Enterprise feature and BPOS is something like $1.99/month for 10,000 users.  Maybe it’s a little more than that.

So, SharePoint Online defies easy definition.  It has this enterprise feature, but no anonymous access (which even WSS supports).  You can do some interesting stuff with search (MOSS-ish, since you can define site level scopes), but if you need access to the SSP, you can’t do it.  You can play the “on the one hand and on the other” game all night long with this product 🙂

Microsoft is due to release a new version of SP Online in the next few months.  I wonder what weird hybrid it’s going be?


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2 thoughts on “SharePoint Online and InfoPath

  1. Karl


    I am new to Infopath but am setting up a site for my company and want to use forms and workflows in the online SP. The company desktop profile doesn’t have infopath or Designer.

    Can I create forms and workflows at home on my own system and import them in?

    If so, can you give me a quick guide on how to do it?

    Any help gratefully accepted.



    1. Paul Galvin Post author

      Sorry for never responding. I’m cleaning up my blog, catching up on comments and I just missed this one. I hope you came up with a good solution for yourself.


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