S.Y.M. Wong-A-Ton

Kia Ora! My name is S.Y.M. Wong-A-Ton, and I am the owner and editor of BizSupportOnline as well as the author of all of the InfoPath tutorials, articles, and educational InfoPath videos on this web site.

BizSupportOnline is a web site where you will find articles about practical solutions to common challenges encountered when trying to build solutions using Microsoft technologies, and in particular, InfoPath, SharePoint, SQL Server, and the Microsoft .NET Framework.

 

InfoPath Books

InfoPath 2013 Cookbook 2

InfoPath 2013 Cookbook 2 (July 2014)
InfoPath 2013 Cookbook 2 explains the basics of designing SharePoint list forms, SharePoint form library forms, SharePoint workflow forms, and document information panels, in addition to providing guidance for how to work with SharePoint lists as well as how to create workflows in SharePoint Designer 2013 that make use of, create, or interact with InfoPath 2013 forms. This book is targeted towards semi-technical professionals who have already mastered the basics of designing form templates in InfoPath and who are familiar with the basics of SharePoint 2013, but who have yet to start integrating InfoPath forms with SharePoint. InfoPath 2013 Cookbook 2 extends the skills acquired from InfoPath 2013 Cookbook by showing how to integrate InfoPath 2013 primarily with SharePoint 2013 and secondarily with SharePoint Designer 2013, Excel, Access, and Word without writing a single line of code. InfoPath 2013 Cookbook 2 consists of 121 step-by-step tutorials spread across 8 chapters and 660 pages.

InfoPath 2013 Cookbook

InfoPath 2013 Cookbook (August 2013)
InfoPath 2013 Cookbook covers the basics of designing form templates using InfoPath 2013, and is geared towards semi-technical professionals who want to master the basics by following step-by-step instructions without writing code. This InfoPath 2013 book consists of 121 step-by-step tutorials spread across 9 chapters and 512 pages. InfoPath 2013 Cookbook is an updated and revised version of InfoPath 2010 Cookbook that contains more recipes, more exercises, questions and answers to test your knowledge, and a larger font for better readability.

InfoPath 2010 Cookbook 5

InfoPath 2010 Cookbook 5 (January 2013)
InfoPath 2010 Cookbook 5 is for semi-technical to technical professionals who have already mastered the basics of designing form templates in InfoPath and who already know how to work with Excel 2010 and SharePoint 2010. InfoPath 2010 Cookbook 5 extends the skills acquired from all books in the InfoPath 2010 Cookbook series of books written by S.Y.M. Wong-A-Ton. InfoPath 2010 Cookbook 5 is an InfoPath-centric book that is not suitable for absolute beginners and that teaches intermediate to advanced InfoPath users how to combine InfoPath 2010 with Excel 2010 and Excel Services. First it teaches you how to create InfoPath solutions that do or do not require writing code by providing basic knowledge for building form solutions that access data in Excel 2010 workbooks or that make use of Excel Services in SharePoint 2010, and then it provides step-by-step guidance for designing common and often-requested form solutions that integrate InfoPath with Excel and Excel Services. InfoPath 2010 Cookbook 5 consists of 57 step-by-step tutorials spread across 3 chapters and 362 pages.

InfoPath 2010 Cookbook 4

InfoPath 2010 Cookbook 4 (August 2012)
InfoPath 2010 Cookbook 4 is for Visual Basic developers who have already mastered the basics of designing form templates in InfoPath 2010 without writing code and who now want to extend the functionality of InfoPath 2010 forms through code. InfoPath 2010 Cookbook 4 extends the skills acquired from InfoPath 2010 Cookbook: 101 Codeless Recipes for Beginners by showing you how to start writing VB .NET code for InfoPath 2010 forms to access and manipulate data within forms. InfoPath 2010 Cookbook 4 then moves on to explore more complex and advanced topics that combine InfoPath programming with web services, databases (Access 2010 and SQL Server 2008), Word 2010, and SharePoint 2010. InfoPath 2010 Cookbook 4 consists of 101 step-by-step tutorials spread across 9 chapters and 478 pages.

InfoPath 2010 Cookbook 3

InfoPath 2010 Cookbook 3 (March 2012)
InfoPath 2010 Cookbook 3 is for C# developers who have already mastered the basics of designing form templates in InfoPath 2010 without writing code and who now want to extend the functionality of InfoPath 2010 forms through code. InfoPath 2010 Cookbook 3 extends the skills acquired from InfoPath 2010 Cookbook: 101 Codeless Recipes for Beginners by showing you how to start writing C# code for InfoPath 2010 forms to access and manipulate data within forms. InfoPath 2010 Cookbook 3 then moves on to explore more complex and advanced topics that combine InfoPath programming with web services, databases (Access 2010 and SQL Server 2008), Word 2010, and SharePoint 2010. InfoPath 2010 Cookbook 3 consists of 101 step-by-step tutorials spread across 9 chapters and 478 pages.

InfoPath 2010 Cookbook 2

InfoPath 2010 Cookbook 2 (October 2011)
InfoPath 2010 Cookbook 2 explains the basics of designing SharePoint list forms, SharePoint form library forms, SharePoint workflow forms, and document information panels, in addition to providing guidance for how to work with SharePoint lists to provide sorting, filtering, and paging, as well as how to create SharePoint Designer 2010 workflows that make use of, create, or interact with InfoPath 2010 forms. This book is targeted towards semi-technical professionals who have already mastered the basics of designing form templates in InfoPath and who are familiar with the basics of SharePoint 2010, but who have yet to start integrating InfoPath forms with SharePoint. InfoPath 2010 Cookbook 2 extends the skills acquired from InfoPath 2010 Cookbook by showing how to integrate InfoPath 2010 primarily with SharePoint 2010 and secondarily with SharePoint Designer 2010, Excel, Access, and Word without writing a single line of code. InfoPath 2010 Cookbook 2 consists of 101 step-by-step tutorials spread across 6 chapters and 478 pages.

InfoPath 2010 Cookbook

InfoPath 2010 Cookbook (February 2011)
InfoPath 2010 Cookbook explains the basics of designing form templates using InfoPath 2010. This book is targeted towards semi-technical professionals who want to master the basics of InfoPath 2010 from scratch by following step-by-step instructions without writing code. InfoPath 2010 Cookbook consists of 101 step-by-step tutorials spread across 9 chapters and 284 pages.

 

Professional IT Experience

I am a Microsoft Certified Professional Developer in Enterprise Applications, have been Microsoft Certified since 1998 and was awarded the Microsoft MVP award from 2006 to 2014.

I have worked with a large range of technologies over the course of my professional career (since 1997) as well as built, maintained, and supported a variety of applications ranging from small desktop applications to large and complex enterprise applications. The primary technologies I work with are listed below.

Development Tools

  • Visual C#

Data Technologies

  • SQL Server
  • XML

Web Technologies

  • HTML / CSS
  • ASP.NET
  • Web Services

Business Productivity

  • InfoPath

Collaboration

  • SharePoint Server