10 tips for building great SharePoint Forms

SharePoint, being a list and data driven platform, is all about forms and the options that are left to the power users seem to be very limited. This session will uncover useful tips on how to leverage different SharePoint components to enhance any SharePoint form. By using all native configurations, even if Microsoft did not provide a real replacement for InfoPath yet, you will be able to customize your SharePoint forms and be considered a real Rock Star!
Features Covered:
  • Excel Surveys
  • CSOM / JSOM to interact with data
  • Content Editor WebPart to easily add custom form on a page
  • Lists / Document Libraries
  • Content Types and Columns
Session Objectives:
  • how to enhance existing SharePoint forms.
  • alternatives to OOTB forms.
  • how to integrate third party libraries for better forms.
  • how to use Excel Surveys as a great way for data entry.

This session was delivered at the SPBiz Conference and was presented by Sebastien Levert.


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Category: Development, Forms, SPBiz
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About The Author
- Recently awarded Office 365 MVP, I am a software architect being in the SharePoint / Office 365 world since more than 8 years now. Based in Montreal, I am mainly focusing on the development side of the platform. I have worked with every versions of SharePoint, BPOS and Office 365. Always looking to keep my knowledge up to date, I have been recognized by Microsoft as MCTS, MCITP and MCPD on SharePoint Server 2010. I am also a very active member of the Quebec SharePoint User Group and of the Office 365 User Group and I love to share my passion for technologies.

1 Comment

  • Nigel

    Good coverage of options, but fairly light on the pro’s and con’s of each. For example no mention of word quick parts not supporting managed metadata or being limited to 256 char, excel surveys not supporting branching logic etc.

    Some sound quality issues, and seemed like the first 20-30min was repeated in recorded vid?

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