Universal Data Connection files are great to enable a cross environment configuration when we are working with multiple data sources. For example when we are on development, user acceptance, quality assurance or on production environment we have a lot of different set of connections, URL’s, connections strings and configuration data in place that we need to manage in each environment. We can use UDC to store our connection data and program against, so we can have a agnostic and free environment data source experience with our InfoPath Forms.
Nick Dallett a great guitar player and also a Lead Program Manager from InfoPath Team wrote a UDC Authoring Tool that can use to generate the UDC XML files.
Interested? Well here is a video called Pulling CRM Data into InfoPath 2007 Browser Forms that describes how to use this UDC Authoring Tool.