Chapter 14. Incorporating Workflow into Forms Processing

In the previous chapter we discussed how InfoPath 2007 and SharePoint Forms Server 2007 allow developers to quickly create enterprise forms solutions that can be deployed to a user desktop and to the Web, giving information workers the ability to work both online and offline as well as in a thin-client setting. In this chapter we are going to build on that concept by introducing the ability to automate the business processes that these solutions typically feed. When we think of business-process automation we usually associate it with some type of workflow. There are three basic types of workflow: application-oriented or structured, human-oriented or ad-hoc, and those that span both. Historically ...

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