Executive Summary

By Jason Brooks  |  Posted 2003-03-31 Print this article Print

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Executive Summary: Microsoft InfoPath Beta 2

This second beta of Microsofts new InfoPath form creation application demonstrates the benefits of XML in Office 2003 by providing users with a flexible and friendly means of collecting and making available the sort of data typically gathered in forms. But the InfoPath client would gain tremendous flexibility if it worked on systems other than Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

(+) Simple, familiar interface; support for working with forms offline; potential for back-end flexibility.

(-) InfoPath client required for designing and filling out forms; client runs only on Windows XP and Windows 2000.


As Editor in Chief of eWEEK Labs, Jason Brooks manages the Labs team and is responsible for eWEEK's print edition. Brooks joined eWEEK in 1999, and has covered wireless networking, office productivity suites, mobile devices, Windows, virtualization, and desktops and notebooks. Jason's coverage is currently focused on Linux and Unix operating systems, open-source software and licensing, cloud computing and Software as a Service. Follow Jason on Twitter at jasonbrooks, or reach him by email at jbrooks@eweek.com.

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