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SharePoint 2010 Workflows in Action by Phil Wicklund

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Chapter 4. Task processing in SharePoint Designer workflows

This chapter covers

  • Using task actions in SPD workflows
  • Building custom task processes in SPD
  • Customizing the task edit form
  • Responding to task outcomes

By introducing task processes into your workflows, you can greatly increase the efficiency of the interaction between users and workflows. This is because task processes can issue tasks assigned to a user, and the workflow can go idle while it waits for that task to be completed. It’s easy for users to forget they have workflows waiting for their input. By using task lists, you can provide a location that users can easily reference to find their outstanding tasks.

SharePoint Designer has three main task-related actions that help ...

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