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Infopath 2003 and future of Microsoft Access

Hi All,

I just stumbled upon Infopath 2003. Check http://www.microsoft.com/office/preview/infopath/demo/start.htm

'Designing form' part looks pretty intersting to me. But I am not really sure whether I would like all my data to be stored in XML assuming I have LARGE amount of data and I am not using Infopath to submit my data to central Application Server. As I can't see Access in Office 2003, I think Infopath 2003 will take its place. I am not very sure if it's very nice to replace a decent RDBMS with some XML driven application. I think Infopath has its place (we can have _richer_ intranet apps built with Infopath) but we need MS Access too.

Your views?
JD

http://jdk.phpkid.org

JD
Saturday, September 27, 2003

Oops,

I just found that Access 2003 will be there as well! :)

http://www.microsoft.com/office/preview/editions/access.asp

JD
http://jdk.phpkid.org

JD
Saturday, September 27, 2003

The idea with Infopath is to send the xml to a web service which can process or store as needed. Or just leave in a file system for use later by whatever needs it.

fool for python
Sunday, September 28, 2003

InfoPath will interface easily with RDBMSs.

TomThumbKOP
Wednesday, March 10, 2004

why didnt they just add this functionality to namespaces that would be available in visual studio??  I dont understand microsoft.

bp
Thursday, April 22, 2004

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