Here’s a quick walkthrough to enable a InfoPath form to get information from a SQL Server database with credentials found in a SSO database (which you typically use with SharePoint).
Last june, I was fortunate enough to be able to visit the Microsoft DevDays in Amsterdam. Lots of interesting stuff there, including some VS “Orcas” 2008 previews (more web related stuff!), the very nice looking Silverlight technology and more. But the most interesting presentation I whitnessed there was by Molly Holzschlag. She talked about CSS and browser standards. She somehow managed to explain how the HTML flow in IE works, with positioning and stuff. I’ve been stuggling with that on almost every site I made (and I’ve made a few), so maybe you’ll be as pleased with this explanation as I was.
Check out the entire presentation at MSDN Showtime: http://www.microsoft.com/emea/msdnshowtime/sessionh.aspx?videoid=590
Molly has her own spot on the web @ http://www.molly.com, where more information about web designing can be found.
To start off this blog with some usefull information, I´m going to explain how to develop an ASP.NET 2.0 web application which has both forms authentication and Windows authentication enabled.
Let’s say we’re developing a web application which will be running on our local intranet. There’s a pretty good chance that same intranet will have a domain and thus a domain server, which in this case will be a Microsoft Active Directory. Now, after our user has logged in to his (or her) computer, we don’t want to bother him with credentials any more. He provided the correct password to get into the machine, so he’s trusted from that point on.