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Professional Workflow in SharePoint® 2010: Real World Business Workflow Solutions

Book Description

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.

    Table of Contents

    1. Cover
    2. Contents
    3. Chapter 1: Introduction To Sharepoint 2010 Workflow
      1. Expanding the Circle of Trust
      2. Patterns
      3. Conclusion
    4. Chapter 2: Workflow Basics
      1. Getting Started
      2. Concepts and Definitions
      3. Designing Business Solutions
      4. Knowing SharePoint Designer’s Limits
      5. Summary
    5. Chapter 3: Hr On-Boarding
      1. What Is the HR On-Boarding Process?
      2. Problem Class
      3. Technical Patterns
      4. Business Patterns
      5. Business Problem Description
      6. High-Level Solution
      7. Detailed Technical Implementation
      8. Advanced Topics
      9. Summary
    6. Chapter 4: Helpdesk Ticketing
      1. What Is the Helpdesk Ticketing Process?
      2. Problem Class
      3. Technical Patterns
      4. Business Patterns
      5. Business Problem Description
      6. High-Level Solution
      7. Detailed Technical Implementation
      8. Summary
    7. Chapter 5: Time Off Management
      1. What Is the Time Off Management Process?
      2. Problem Class
      3. Technical Patterns
      4. Business Patterns
      5. Business Problem Description
      6. High-Level Solution
      7. Detailed Technical Implementation
      8. Summary
    8. Chapter 6: Interview Scheduling
      1. What Is the Interview Scheduling Process?
      2. Problem Class
      3. Technical Patterns
      4. Business Patterns
      5. Business Problem Description
      6. High-Level Solution
      7. Detailed Technical Implementation
      8. Summary
    9. Chapter 7: Facilities Management
      1. What Is the Facilities Management Process?
      2. Problem Class
      3. Technical Patterns
      4. Business Patterns
      5. Business Problem Description
      6. High-Level Solution
      7. Detailed Technical Implementation
      8. Summary
    10. Chapter 8: Enterprise: Authorization For Capital Expenditure
      1. What Is Authorization for Capital Expenditure?
      2. Problem Class
      3. Technical Patterns
      4. Business Patterns
      5. Business Problem Description
      6. High-Level Solution
      7. Detailed Technical Implementation
      8. Summary
    11. Chapter 9: Marketing Contact Management
      1. The Anonymous Contact Us Form
      2. Problem Class
      3. Technical Patterns
      4. Business Patterns
      5. Business Problem Description
      6. High-Level Solution
      7. Technical Implementation Overview
      8. Detailed Technical Implementation
      9. Summary
    12. Chapter 10: R&D Gateway Process
      1. What Is the R&D (Research and Development) Gateway?
      2. Problem Class
      3. Technical Patterns
      4. Business Patterns
      5. Business Problem Description
      6. High-Level Solution
      7. Detailed Technical Implementation
      8. Summary
    13. Chapter 11: Enhancing The User Interface
      1. How to Build Great User Interfaces
      2. Enhancement Techniques in Detail
      3. Summary
    14. Chapter 12: Custom Activities
      1. The What, Why, and How of Custom Activities
      2. The Business Scenario
      3. Technical Overview
      4. Detailed Walk-Through: Create a Custom Activity
      5. Advanced Topics
      6. Summary
    15. Chapter 13: Site Governance
      1. What Is Site Governance?
      2. Problem Class
      3. Technical Patterns
      4. Business Patterns
      5. Business Problem Description
      6. High Level Solution
      7. Technical Implementation Overview
      8. Detailed Technical Implementation
      9. Summary
    16. Introduction
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