The new Workflow Manager available since Microsoft SharePoint 2013 and Microsoft SharePoint Online is a powerful engine for creating business workflows.
In this tutorial:
- You will learn about the architecture of this new workflow engine
- You will understand how to deploy on-premises workflow farms, and how to leverage the cloud-based workflow services, which are out-of-the-box available in Microsoft Office 365.
- You will learn how to create approval workflows, either for managing documents or resources, as well as process/machine workflows.
- You will understand how to leverage the available shapes of workflows, like sequential, flow chart, and state machine.
- Moreover, you will see examples of how to customize the workflow definition through custom actions, both in Microsoft SharePoint Designer and in Microsoft Visual Studio.
- You will learn how to customize the user interface of workflows, creating custom association and initiation forms, custom task forms, eventually targeting mobile devices, and how to extend the menu and ribbon to provide a better usability to end users.
- You will also understand how to communicate with external systems, using the new asynchronous event-based model.
This tutorial is fundamental to upgrade your skills from the old style workflow engine, which was available in SharePoint 2007 and 2010, to the new offering.
1. Discover the architecture of the new Workflow Manager
2. Learn how to create business level workflow solutions
3. Create solutions that target both SharePoint on-premises and SharePoint Online