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

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Custom Workflow Considerations

There are additional considerations when using custom workflows created in SharePoint Designer 2007. For example, some companies don’t like users to apply changes directly through SharePoint Designer 2007 to the production environment and may block the ability to make changes and/or additions to a site using SharePoint Designer 2007.

A major consideration in creating workflows in SharePoint Designer 2007 is that, by default, those workflows are tied to a specific list within a SharePoint site: They are not portable, cannot be copied and/or moved to another document library within a site, cannot be deployed across an entire farm, and do not get saved as part of a list or document library template. In addition, workflows ...

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