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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Unleashed by Michael Noel, Colin Spence

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Testing the Three-State Workflow

The Three-State workflow is a good choice for initial testing because it is available in both SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010 environments. It is also somewhat complex and takes a number of steps and at least two user accounts to complete. The main steps involved with this workflow are as follows:

  1. An issue is created in an Issues list by a manager (User1), where an assignee is specified (User2) and the issue saved.
  2. The workflow is manually started by the manager (User1).
  3. After the workflow starts, it notifies User1 and User2 with a brief email, and then creates a new task in the Tasks list, which is assigned to User2.
  4. The assignee (User2) gets a more detailed email 1 to 5 minutes later ...

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