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  • 1.
    • FIST Global Initiative Strategy presentation
    • By: Shan Kane(Strategic Advisor)
  • 2. Agenda
    • Presenter
    • WHAT is FIST?
    • FIST Objectives
    • FIST Pilot projects
    • FIST Documentation
    • FIST ++ Pilot Projects
    • Conclusion
    • Shan Kane (Strategic Advisor)
  • 4. FRENCH InfoPath/SharePoint Tool (FIST)
    • FIST is an approach taken by “Co.” Global Initiative Dept. in introducing InfoPath/SharePoint capabilities to “Co.” US and “Co.” Global departments.
    • FIST will deliver Pilot Projects to verify and meet requirements of France Office(Sponsor)
  • 5. FIST Objectives
    • FIST must be robust enough for production use, or tweaking by client.
    • FIST must deliver overall InfoPath/SharePoint capabilities so that the client can build Next Generation collaborative solutions
  • 6. FIST Focus Areas
    • Best practices in using InfoPath/SharePoint within “Pharma Co.”
    • Graphic Design capabilities using InfoPath/SharePoint
    • Back End handling Of InfoPath Data ( SQL Server, Oracle )
    • InfoPath Forms security Deployment Considerations
    • Interfaces with other “co.” system (One Note, Siebel, Flash)
    • Integration with Active Directory
    • Utilizing InfoPath/SharePoint capabilities on tablet PC, mobile and PDA devices.
    • Communicate with Flash content embedded in an InfoPath form (output: sample form + code)
    • Communicate from Flash embedded in InfoPath form to backend code of InfoPath form (output: sample form + code)
    • Testing InfoPath Forms using NUnit, some other testing tools?
  • 7. FIT Observations ( Architectural landscape)
    • Template can be developed by template designer and imported in VS.NET providing separation of concerns for presentation and custom code generation.
    • Very Easy to implement build in functionality for integrating with back end (read from, write into SQL )
    • Utilities are available to convert Word/HTML to InfoPath Form leveraging existing Word /HTML knowledge
    • As far as possible, manual changes to InfoPath Forms code should be avoided. In other words use existing tools to manipulate InfoPath Forms.
    • Active X Custom control integration allows developers and users to incorporate third party controls easily.
    • InfoPath uses DOM for Searching xml whereas sharePoint 2007( 2.0 ) uses XPathNavigator. Recommendation is to write generic search library to be used by InfoPath as well as sharePoint ( Phase 2 )
  • 8. FIST Pilot Projects
    • InfoPath data saved in SharePoint Document Library(output: sample form with C# code)
    • FTP Upload Tool (output: sample Windows Forms app)
    • InfoPath form import (XML->SQL) (output: sample C# console app)
    • Simple reporting tool on InfoPath form data (output: sample ASP.NET application)
    • Automatic build script for InfoPath forms (output: script to automate some of the developer work)
    • Connecting InfoPath/SharePoint With Siebel
    • Interfacing InfoPath/SharePoint with AD (output: sample C# Winforms application)
    • Interfacing InfoPath with Flash( output: sample C# Winforms Application)
    • Exporting InfoPath forms on mobile and PDA devices.
    • InfoPath off line data handling capabilities.
  • 9. FIST ++ Pilot Projects
    • Integrate FIST Groove Server
    • FIST Road Map ( 2008 .. 2010 + )
    • Integrate FIST with BizTalk 2009
  • 10. FIST documentation
    • Best Practices Guidelines
    • Documentation for the projects mentioned in previous slide (Overview and business value, requirements, deliverables, how to extend/use the sample forms and code).
  • 11. FIST Third Party Tools
    • InfoPath Viewer( InfoPath Forms Viewer tool)
    • InfoScope(InfoPath Run time Tool)
    • InfoJet ( Set Of web parts that allows Sharepoint users to edit Infopath Forms via Web browser )
  • 12. FIST stakeholders
    • US(FIST Consumers, FIST implementation)
    • Global( FIST sponsor)
    • UK (FIST Customer, FIST designers)
    • France ( FIST Customer)
  • 13. Questions/Comments??
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