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SharePoint 2010 Workflows in Action by Phil Wicklund

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Chapter 1. SharePoint workflows for your business processes

This chapter covers

  • Introducing SharePoint workflows
  • Adding workflows on SharePoint objects
  • Building a custom workflow
  • New workflow features in SharePoint 2010

Business processes surround us and affect the typical employee daily. Whether you like it or not, the company you work for depends heavily on processes to get things done and be profitable. Someone who makes burgers at a fast food outlet, for example, has to follow a specific process that will transform raw materials into a finished burger.

Workflows are systems that manage the execution of a business process. They solve many of the most troubling problems that workers face. The burger outlet process is simple, but there’s ...

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