Office 2010 Workflow: Developing Collaborative Solutions

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Workflow is the glue that binds information worker processes, users, and artifacts. Without workflow, information workers are just islands of data and potential. Office 2010 Workflow details how to implement workflow in SharePoint 2010 and the client Microsoft Office 2010 suite to help information workers share data, enforce processes and business rules, and work more efficiently together or solo.

This book covers everything you need to know—from what workflow is all about to ...

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Overview

Workflow is the glue that binds information worker processes, users, and artifacts. Without workflow, information workers are just islands of data and potential. Office 2010 Workflow details how to implement workflow in SharePoint 2010 and the client Microsoft Office 2010 suite to help information workers share data, enforce processes and business rules, and work more efficiently together or solo.

This book covers everything you need to know—from what workflow is all about to creating new activities; from the SharePoint Designer to Visual Studio 2010; from out-of-the-box workflows to state machine workflows. There’s even a section on integrating external data with Business Data Services.

Want solid knowledge of how to implement workflow in the new world of Office and SharePoint? Pick up Office 2010 Workflow today.

What you’ll learn

  • Understand the complete range of design tools available for both developers and non-technical staff.
  • Understand how to design effective, reusable, declarative workflows.
  • Use the vastly improved SharePoint Designer 2010 to edit workflows.
  • Design workflow processes with Visio 2010.
  • Use Visual Studio 2010 to create complex workflows.
  • Create custom declarative activities in Visual Studio that you can then use in SharePoint Designer.
  • Integrate your business data through SQL mapping or with .NET code.

Who this book is for

This book is for anyone who wants to learn how to implement workflows within SharePoint and Office 2010. It is an intermediate-level book that assumes a working familiarity with SharePoint and elementary coding skills.

Table of Contents

  1. Overview of Microsoft Office
  2. Setting Up a Development Environment
  3. SharePoint Primer
  4. Three-state Workflow
  5. Office Applications as Workflow Participants
  6. Creating Workflows with SharePoint Designer
  7. Creating Reusable and Site Workflows
  8. Creating a Simple Site Workflow
  9. Exploring the SharePoint Object Model
  10. Custom Workflow Forms
  11. Handling Events
  12. LINQ to SharePoint
  13. Using State Machine Workflows
  14. Using a ConditionedActivityGroup
  15. Importing Reusable Workflows
  16. Creating Custom Actions
  17. Pluggable Workflow Services
  18. Creating External Content Types
  19. Implementing a NET Assembly Connector
  20. Using External Lists in Outlook
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781430229049
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 7/21/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 616
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Collins has developed software for more than 25 years, mostly using the Microsoft stack. He has served many roles including development manager, architect, team lead, database administrator, and project manager. He has extensive experience in retail (point-of-sale and inventory) and customer relationship management (CRM) solutions. Mark currently serves as a senior software engineer for a non-profit organization, providing a custom CRM, mail processing, and fulfillment system.

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