Microsoft has just posted the download for Forms Server 2007 on the MSDN & TechNet sites. In case you’re like me and have absolutely no idea what exactly this is, here’s Microsoft’s take on what the product is supposed to do:
“Microsoft Office Forms Server 2007 provides scalable, standards-based electronic forms solutions with enhanced security that can help your organization to extend the reach of forms-driven business processes to anyone with a Web browser.
Office Forms Server 2007 is a new server offering in the Microsoft Office system. It is a standalone server that delivers new Microsoft Office InfoPath Forms Services, which is also available in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. This new technology uses server-based electronic forms to streamline business processes and make data collection, distribution, and integration more cost-effective than with paper-based forms.”
Still confused? Hey, me too! All I got from this description is that it’s a standalone server product to work with InfoPath and that it makes delicious waffles. I’m sorry…did I say “waffles?” I meant “waffles.”
Anyway, WinSmarts.com has an interesting article on how this particular product, along with InfoPath & MOSS, will work together.