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SharePoint 2010 Workflows in Action by Phil Wicklund

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Chapter 6. Custom Visio SharePoint workflows

This chapter covers

  • Introducing Visio workflows
  • Building a Visio workflow
  • Importing a Visio workflow into SharePoint Designer
  • Using Visio Graphics Services

Designing and developing SharePoint workflows quite often requires strong communication and collaboration skills to clearly define and document what the stakeholders require and what the developer needs to build. Sometimes, a business analyst is the best choice for gathering these workflow requirements. With Visio 2010, a nontechnical person can create what’s called a Visio SharePoint workflow. They can then hand this Visio workflow off to someone more technical for importing into SharePoint Designer and filling in all the details. This act ...

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