Microsoft® InfoPath® 2010 helps in optimizing business processes for users.

Microsoft InfoPath 2010 is a great tool for business processes. It gathers data and creates forms which help in organizing and, thus, maximizing business processes. This program is most useful for advanced business users and developers as well, depending on their needs. Advanced data-gathering tools can also be developed by business users through Microsoft InfoPath 2010. This program works with Microsoft® SharePoint Server 2010 and Microsoft® SharePoint Designer to create further business processes.

A few features of Microsoft® InfoPath® 2010 are discussed below:
  • Faster interface
  • Quick and easy publishing of forms
  • Enhanced web forms

Faster interface

Earlier, it took a much longer time to complete a single task. However, with the new Ribbon interface in Microsoft InfoPath 2010, the time required to complete a task has gone down considerably. With the new Ribbon interface, commands are displayed in a tab structure, with related tasks and activities placed in an organized manner. With this much organized interface, it is easier for the users to create forms.

Quick and easy publishing of forms

Microsoft® InfoPath® 2010 not only reduces the time to complete a task in comparison to other traditional menus and toolbars, but it also enables the users to publish the forms which they have created in a faster and efficient manner. The users have to click an icon on the ‘Ribbon Quick Access’ toolbar to publish their forms, or they can also alternatively use the Microsoft Office Backstage view. The function provides the users with a single point to access information or tasks that they need to perform.

Enhanced web forms

Microsoft® InfoPath® 2010 also provides its users with a number of controls and functions which were made available in the InfoPath® client application, like time controls, date controls, combo boxes, and filtering. Microsoft® has made available all these features and tools in the Microsoft® InfoPath® 2010 browser form as well, thus enabling the users to use them with Internet Explorer®, Mozilla Firefox®, and Safari®.