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Beginning SharePoint 2013 Development by Donovan Follette, Chris Johnson, Steve Fox

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Chapter 15

Developing Workflow Applications for SharePoint 2013

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS CHAPTER:

  • Looking at what’s new for workflow in SharePoint
  • Understanding the new decoupled and fully declarative nature of the Workflow Manager Service
  • Working with the tools to build workflows: Visio Pro, SharePoint Designer, and Visual Studio

WROX.COM CODE DOWNLOADS FOR THIS CHAPTER

The wrox.com code downloads for this chapter are found at: http://www.wrox.com/WileyCDA/WroxTitle/productCd-1118495845.html on the Download Code tab. The code for this chapter is divided into the following major examples:

  • C15WFAppForSP.zip
  • CustomActionGetEmployeeInfoFinal.zip

Workflow in SharePoint is about enabling workplace efficiencies through structured, automated process flows that engage human interaction when needed. SharePoint workflow fundamentally provides the mechanisms to notify people when they need to interact with an automated process via tasks, notifications, e-mail, or any other custom means one might desire to employ. List items, documents, and sites are also valued workflow players because interaction with SharePoint content is central to the beginning, continuation, and ending of many business processes’ flows. SharePoint workflow also provides the means for power users and developers to articulate the business logic needed to direct the process flow via declarative logic structures and a runtime engine for workflow execution.

SharePoint 2013 workflow builds on these foundational principles ...

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