InfoPath Forms Services, which was introduced in the Enterprise edition of SharePoint Server 2007, gives us a lot of power in terms of enhanced data collection in SharePoint applications. You can publish an InfoPath form to a Form Library to capture and process rich XML forms which are rendered right in the browser. InfoPath 2010 has been integrated with SharePoint 2010 even further. Now you can replace standard ASP forms that come with lists and libraries (i.e. display, edit, new) with your own forms that take advantage of the advanced features in InfoPath. The best part is that you can design those forms without writing any code.
As I am a migration guy, I'm primarily interested in how my customers can keep those cool InfoPath forms when migrating their sites and lists using Quest Migration Suite for SharePoint.
The answer is that you can transfer InfoPath list forms to their new location using Migration Suite, SharePoint Designer and InfoPath. Wondering how? Read on!
Naturally there is no limit to creativity of form designers. You might run into forms that use data connections and other advanced capabilities, which will require a few extra steps to make the form work. I hope this posting arms you with a general technique to approach InfoPath list forms migration.