Microsoft just published another one of my articles, this one titled Building SharePoint Applications with InfoPath 2010. Because this article was rather lengthy, it was divided into two parts:

  1. Part 1 — This part starts with a decision tree on whether to use InfoPath 2010 or some other form technology (for example, ASP.NET Web forms). Assuming you opt for InfoPath, the part then compares the form library and list templates. While not exhaustive, this part also highlights many features, tips, and tricks for optimizing your SharePoint application, including some for integration with a SharePoint Designer workflow.
  2. Part 2 — This part applies the best practices learned in Part 1 by building a simple hardware request solution. Make sure you click the Download code link at the top of the page to download the hardware request form template.

For those of you who need to build SharePoint applications that use InfoPath and are looking for hands-on documentation, please give this article a read…