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MOSS Explained: An Information Worker’s Deep Dive into Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 by John Ross, Nicola Young

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Using the Out-of-the-Box Workflows

Similar to the other features and tool sets in SharePoint, Microsoft has helped users by providing a few simple workflow templates. These templates perform tasks ranging from basic to semi-complex and can be configured in the list or library settings. Now, if you’re using Windows SharePoint Services (WSS), the only template that will be available to you OOB is the Three State Workflow. If you’re using MOSS, you’ll have the additional templates listed in this section. Although these templates are very useful, the downside is that you can’t customize them or edit them in any way. This doesn’t mean that they can’t be configured based on metadata. This simply means that their process structure of conditions and ...

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