8. SharePoint Workflow

SharePoint workflows offer a way of running multistep or multistate processes. Workflows are often long running, waiting for humans or external systems to complete tasks or other processes before continuing.

In this chapter we will describe workflow basics, the activities that make up workflows, and how to create custom forms to use with workflow in Visual Studio 2010 as well as in SharePoint Designer 2010.

Workflow Basics

Workflows are made up of one or more activities that are executed in a logical order to complete some function. All of us have encountered workflows before, even though we didn’t think about them as workflows. The way your whole day goes could be represented with a workflow—you wake up in the morning, ...

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