Professional Workflow in SharePoint 2010: Real World Business Workflow Solutions

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Professional Workflow in SharePoint 2010: Real World Business Workflow Solutions

by Chris Beckett, Paul J. Galvin, Udayakumar Ethirajulu

Wiley | November 22, 2011 | Trade Paperback |

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SharePoint MVPs offer practical WF4 guidance for SharePoint 2010 developers

With the new Workflow Foundation 4 (WF4) toolkit in SharePoint 2010, companies have new ways to build custom solutions for common or frequent business processes. This unique book is packed with instructions and tips that show you how. You''ll use WF4 to create and implement office-practical apps such as expense report approvals, RFPs, sale pipeline management, and more. The book also covers how to design custom activities with SharePoint Designer 2010.

  • Explains how to build business solutions using the Workflow Foundation 4 toolkit in SharePoint 2010
  • Shows even non-IT readers how to create and implement processes such as sales pipeline management, creating and managing RFPs, setting up a conference room scheduling solution across a multi-national company, and more
  • Explores the basics vital to all process design: system analysis, researching requirements, and basic design considerations
  • Includes a SharePoint 2007 template for Training and Scheduling; the book walks you through how to upgrade that to 2010 and extend it with new features

Create the processes your business needs with SharePoint 2010''s new Workflow 4 and this practical guide.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 Pages, 7.09 × 9.06 × 0.39 in

Published: November 22, 2011

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0470617888

ISBN - 13: 9780470617885

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Professional Workflow in SharePoint 2010: Real World Business Workflow Solutions

Professional Workflow in SharePoint 2010: Real World Business Workflow Solutions

by Chris Beckett, Paul J. Galvin, Udayakumar Ethirajulu

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 Pages, 7.09 × 9.06 × 0.39 in

Published: November 22, 2011

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0470617888

ISBN - 13: 9780470617885

Table of Contents

FOREWORD xxiii INTRODUCTION xxv CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION TO SHAREPOINT 2010 WORKFLOW 1 Expanding the Circle of Trust 2 Patterns 4 Business Patterns 4 Technical Patterns 5 What’s New in SharePoint 2010 Workfl ow 6 Conclusion 7 CHAPTER 2: WORKFLOW BASICS 9 Getting Started 9 What You Need 10 Create the “Hello, World” Solution 12 Concepts and Defi nitions 22 What Is SharePoint Designer? 22 Core Workfl ow Concepts 23 Content Types 24 Software Development Life Cycle 24 Designing Business Solutions 25 Interviews 25 Swim Lane Diagrams 26 Reusable Patterns 29 Knowing SharePoint Designer’s Limits 29 Summary 30 CHAPTER 3: HR ON-BOARDING 31 What Is the HR On-Boarding Process? 32 Problem Class 32 Technical Patterns 33 Business Patterns 33 Business Problem Description 33 Requirements Discussion 34 Actors 35 Actions 35 Challenges 36 High-Level Solution 36 Solution Overview 36 Swim Lane Diagrams 37 Technical Implementation Overview 38 Detailed Technical Implementation 41 Setup 41 Create Workfl ows 46 Advanced Topics 50 Dashboards 51 Delegation 51 Data Cleanup 51 Summary 52 CHAPTER 4: HELPDESK TICKETING 53 What Is the Helpdesk Ticketing Process? 53 Problem Class 55 Technical Patterns 55 Business Patterns 56 Business Problem Description 56 Requirements Discussion 57 Actors 58 Actions 59 Challenges 59 High-Level Solution 59 Solution Overview 59 Swim Lane Diagrams 60 Technical Implementation Overview 62 Detailed Technical Implementation 63 Setup 64 Create Workfl ows 67 Man
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SharePoint MVPs offer practical WF4 guidance for SharePoint 2010 developers

With the new Workflow Foundation 4 (WF4) toolkit in SharePoint 2010, companies have new ways to build custom solutions for common or frequent business processes. This unique book is packed with instructions and tips that show you how. You''ll use WF4 to create and implement office-practical apps such as expense report approvals, RFPs, sale pipeline management, and more. The book also covers how to design custom activities with SharePoint Designer 2010.

  • Explains how to build business solutions using the Workflow Foundation 4 toolkit in SharePoint 2010
  • Shows even non-IT readers how to create and implement processes such as sales pipeline management, creating and managing RFPs, setting up a conference room scheduling solution across a multi-national company, and more
  • Explores the basics vital to all process design: system analysis, researching requirements, and basic design considerations
  • Includes a SharePoint 2007 template for Training and Scheduling; the book walks you through how to upgrade that to 2010 and extend it with new features

Create the processes your business needs with SharePoint 2010''s new Workflow 4 and this practical guide.

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Build successful solutions to business challenges with SharePoint 2010

Although many organizations have embraced SharePoint, most just scratch the surface of its potential to provide comprehensive business process automation solutions-even though all the components are there to do so. Written by two SharePoint MVPs, this comprehensive guide shows you step by step how to build solutions to real-world problems using SharePoint 2010 and leverage the exciting new workflow capabilities Microsoft introduced in the platform. The authors dive into a variety of common challenges that companies face every day and explore them in great detail-while also offering specific instructions and screenshots-so you can confidently know when and how to use SharePoint Designer as well as Visual Studio.

Professional Workflow in SharePoint 2010:

  • Presents an approachable and highly effective method for engaging with your end user community

  • Empowers non-technical users to create simple but valuable business applications thereby freeing developers for more complex tasks

  • Demonstrates ways to use SharePoint Designer to create a variety of top-notch solutions, including on-boarding, time off requests, helpdesk ticketing, and many more

  • Shares ways to build custom actions using Visual Studio® to be integrated directly into SharePoint Designer

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About the Author

Paul J. Galvin is a SharePoint solutions architect with BrightStarr, a SharePoint consulting firm providing consulting services to clients worldwide. He is a four-time Microsoft SharePoint MVP.

Udayakumar Ethirajulu is a Microsoft SharePoint MVP, frequent blogger, and public speaker at SharePoint events. Uday works at RSC Solutions as Vice President & Chief Architect in New York.

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