About this Book
Workflows are one of the highest ROI-generating features of SharePoint. Many corporations waste millions of dollars each year on faulty and inefficient business processes. This is often because these processes are manual and, therefore, time-consuming and undependable. If you adopt SharePoint as your collaboration platform, you are likely to bring your business processes into SharePoint as well (even if you do so unintentionally). The workflow features in SharePoint are a powerhouse that you should tap into. With the help of this book, you can bring your business processes to life.
The primary goal of this book is to teach you how to build custom workflows on the SharePoint 2010 platform. To do this, you need to be comfortable with a host of tools and methodologies such as using out-of-the-box workflows, modeling workflows in Office Visio, building custom forms with InfoPath, building custom workflows with SharePoint Designer, and building custom workflows with Visual Studio. This book covers these workflow-building tools and options. The book also responds to more complicated business requirements with such solutions as state machine workflows, custom activities, workflow modifications, and external communication.