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ThreeWill wrote a blog post for the Microsoft SharePoint Product Team Blog on building a generic Service Request Office Business Application (OBA) using InfoPath Forms Services.

Overview

Today’s guest blog post is from ThreeWill, a Microsoft Managed Gold Partner located in Alpharetta, Georgia that focuses on SharePoint development and integration. ThreeWill recently worked with Microsoft to build a generic Service Request Office Business Application (OBA) using InfoPath Forms Services. The application addresses the need for enterprises to have a no-code way to quickly turn around service request based SharePoint sites (i.e. sites that are using electronic forms to initiate a request and tie that request to a workflow).

Some Service Request examples are:

    • Request for Marketing Funds

 

    • Request for Laptops or other equipment

 

    Request for Project Site Creation

The solution is packaged up as a SharePoint Feature to enable deployment to a Server Farm and standard SharePoint provisioning. The application supports integration with Active Directory to pre-populate user information and provides easy access to Web Services from InfoPath using Data Connections. Finally, configuration information is stored in a SharePoint List for secure yet convenient access to Site Administrators. Over to ThreeWill on how they did it.

Pej Javaheri, SharePoint Product Manager.

Read the full post at the Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog – http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/blog/Pages/BlogPost.aspx?pID=542

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