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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Development with Visual Studio 2010: Expert Cookbook by Balaji Kithiganahalli

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Chapter 2. Workflows

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Creating a sequential workflow
  • Creating a site workflow with initiation form
  • Deploying an InfoPath form with a workflow
  • Creating a task from the workflow
  • Creating a custom task form

Introduction

According to Workflow Management Coalition (http://www.WFMC.org) a standards organization that solely concentrates on processes, defines a workflow as follows:

The automation of a business process, in whole or part, during which documents, information or tasks are passed from one participant to another for action, according to a set of procedural rules.

In simple terms, it means a workflow is a system that manages the execution of a business process. Organizations implement workflows for many different reasons ...

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