Automation of business process is undeniably an essential parts of modern business operations. For companies using Microsoft SharePoint as their main business environment, the natural choice is using the built-in workflow platform. It has a reasonable number of actions available for simple automation requirements. If more complex workflows are needed, there are options of using… READ MORE
If you work with SharePoint at this point you’ve probably realized that SharePoint Designer is one of your best allies but still is a bit temperamental and sometimes it just refuses to work properly. In this article, I’ll cover the most common issues and how to fix them. Unable to open a site …the version… READ MORE
From the book “Professional SharePoint 2013 Development” by Reza Alirezaei, Brendon Schwartz, Matt Ranlett,Scot Hillier, Brian Wilson, Jeff Fried and Paul Swider. This eBook is chapter fifteen, titled ‘Workflow Development in SharePoint 2013’. Topics in this chapter include; Learning about the core workflow concepts Understanding the workflow platform architecture Reviewing the key workflow development tools… READ MORE
InfoPath forms are a great way to capture information from a user. They can be presented to the user as a web form right within a SharePoint site. User can fill out the form and it gets submitted to the form library in your site. The form library then has the capability to route that form for approval using a workflow. SharePoint Designer can be used to create that workflow. Workflows can also be modeled in Visio and then transferred to SharePoint Designer. All of this and more is demonstrated in this video.
Automating your business processes is obviously an essential part of SharePoint. SharePoint 2010 provides us with multiple ways in which we can implement this automation – using workflows. This beginner-level article is to help you get started with this functionality. Check out the resources cited at the end of the article to continue your journey.
To truly realize your investment in SharePoint, it is recommended for all organizations to utilize Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010 (SPD) in at least some capacity. Just like the browser, SPD will let you build SharePoint site components like subsites, lists, libraries, pages, site columns and content types.
This is an article that was submitted by Gene Vangampelaere for the European SharePoint Conference – Top SharePoint Competition. Gene is a SharePoint architect/ developer in ana educational institute. He works mainly on no-code-solutions.
I always encourage the power users to build their own applications by using the out-of-the-box tools. The more advanced applications need the assistant of SharePoint Designer to create workflows. In some cases the OOTB workflow actions are to limited.