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SharePoint Saturday San Antonio: Workflow 2013


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Slide deck from SharePoint 2013 Workflow session presented by Sam Larko.

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SharePoint Saturday San Antonio: Workflow 2013

  1. 1. Workflow 2013Forget What You Thought You Knew
  2. 2. Who is this guy?• Software Engineer at Applied Information Sciences• Year 6 of 10-Life with SharePoint• @SPSamL•••
  3. 3. Agenda• Look back at Workflow 2010• Intro to 2013 changes• IT Pros wake up here• Let’s talk code• Demo• Important Resources• Q&A
  4. 4. SharePoint 2010 Workflow• Built into SharePoint install• Added layer on top of WF• All workflows ran within the context of a SharePoint process• SPD Workflows became useful
  5. 5. SharePoint 2013 Changes• New Architecture• SharePoint ditches control• Declarative development• SPD Loops!
  6. 6. Wake up, Infrastructure Junkies!• Windows Azure Workflow • New Service to host workflow • Farm environment • Not SharePoint specific• Interacts with SharePoint via Web Services• Unloads SharePoint of processing
  7. 7. Hosting and Installing• Despite name, On Prem install • Engine in O365 Preview• Not supported on Domain Controller • Can be done• Should be fairly painless…Should be • I’m 1.5/6• Install/Config as WAWAdmin
  8. 8. Fellow Dev Nerds, stop playing Words with Friends• So, you love coded Workflows? Keep tears to a minimum, please. • Declarative Workflow – even Custom Actions • DynamicValue object• What’s the point if there’s no custom logic? • Web Services! • HTTPGet & HTTPPost objects• CSOM Integration • Workflow in SP Apps
  9. 9. Business Users, I didn’t forget you • Designer has loops! • Web Service interactions • Dictionaries • Array of objects • Build, Count, Get Item
  10. 10. Config Demo
  11. 11. Resources• Andrew Connell’s Config Tips - workflow-ndash-getting-around-installation-issues-creating-amp.aspx• Liam Cleary’s Install on DC - aaf4-e1d122d57174&ID=95&Web=8fe3252e-9495-44f1-b2e4-dbd7b201440b• MSFT’s Install Guide - us/library/jj658588(v=office.15)
  12. 12. Questions
  13. 13. Text Feedback to 22333Please rate my presentation by sending twotext messages from your phone to thenumber 223331) Chose a rating between 1 and5 and add it to my speaker shortcode (SLA5)2) Send a comment after mylong code to the same number(slarko is a genius)
  14. 14. Thanks Gold Sponsors! And thanks Silver Sponsors!