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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Development Cookbook by Ed Musters

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Using out-of-the-box workflows

Why would a development book cover using out-of-the-box workflows?!? Well, at times I do see people often turning to creating a custom workflow without first understanding in depth the capabilities of the workflows that are already available. Secondly, this topic will help illustrate the terminology behind the key "phases" of a SharePoint workflow being Association, Initiation, Modification, and Task Edit and the forms that can be associated with each of these phases. This, in turn, prepares us for the other recipes in this chapter as we move on to customize the out-of-the-box workflows

In this recipe, we will utilize an out-of-the-box approval workflow against our Proposal library.

Getting ready

First, we need to ...

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