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Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 Best Practices by Bill English, Ben Curry

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Overview of Out-of-the-box Workflows

Workflows are provisioned in SharePoint Server 2007 site collections as features and are built on the Windows Workflow Foundation. Each type of workflow includes a custom workflow template specific to the type of workflow activity. For instance, the template that underpins the approval routing workflow includes the ability to assign workflow tasks to all participants at the same time (parallel workflow) or one participant at a time (serial workflow). More advanced workflows, such as a disposition workflow, determine whether a document (item) is deleted (allows the item’s metadata to be retained in the audit log). Workflows are enabled at the site collection level and are consumed within document libraries and ...

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