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SharePoint 2010 as a Development Platform by Bernd Pehlke, Jörg Krause, Christian Langhirt, Martin Döring, Alexander Sterff

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Chapter 16. Workflows

For line-of-business applications or portal solutions, the implementation of business processes or simple automated workflows is a crucial and demanding task. When implementing business processes, various stakeholders are involved, and it is a challenge to present workflows in a medium that is comprehensible to both developers and the business.

One of the basic building blocks of SharePoint is its support for workflows on any SharePoint item, such as a list, a site, or a content type. Workflows are an integral asset that can be developed using a variety of tools: Visio 2010, SharePoint Designer 2010, or Visual Studio 2010. All these tools leverage the ability to graphically design workflows that can be enriched using declarative ...

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