Approval Process Types

Two different approval processes are possible within SharePoint Portal Server: serial and parallel. The serial process requires Approvers to approve documents one after another. The parallel process sends notifications of a required approval to all Approvers at the same time. If you are specified as an Approver, you will participate in the approval process and will receive an email notification (see Figure 3.4) with details of the particular approval process.

Figure 3.4. Visual representation of a pending document approval request.

The notification provides basic information about the document requiring approval and asks ...

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