SharePoint Saturday UK - Workflow Evolution

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Slide deck from SharePoint Saturday UK event in December 2012. The deck covers the new Workflow Manager and its configuration

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SharePoint Saturday UK - Workflow Evolution

  1. 1. Workflow Evolution For SharePoint 2013 Alan Richards
  2. 2. About Me Worked in the education sector for over 17 years Speaker / Blogger SharePoint MVP
  3. 3. Agenda Whats New Configuration Demo ?
  4. 4. Whats New
  5. 5.  Expressive  SharePoint Designer 2013 can do more Connected  Cloud ready  Uses SharePoint app model  Authorisation Unbounded  onPrem  In the cloud  Scalable
  6. 6. Expressive Stages & Transitions  Stages carry out a function  Transition to stages Looping  Loop n times or with condition Start classic workflow Visual Designer (Requires Visio Professional 2013)
  7. 7. Connected Cloud ready  Runs onPrem or in SharePoint online REST web services External Data  Web services  JSON
  8. 8. Connected SP2010 – Workflows ran as the initiator or as publisher (Impersonation step) SharePoint 2013 - Workflows are apps  Workflows have an identity  Read/write to site  App/User combination by default for permissions  Use an App Step to use Workflow as app for permission to a location the user does not have permission for
  9. 9. Unbounded Loosely coupled  Runs a separate server  Workflow Manager  Manageable & scalable
  10. 10. Configuration
  11. 11. Workflow Manager  Downloadable product  Install with SharePoint  Install separate to SharePoint  Powershell command to connect the two together  Workflow client  Installed to SharePoint server if Workflow manager on separate server  Service Bus  Azure service now used onPrem  Manages communication  Uses oAuth for communication  http or https
  12. 12. Collocated
  13. 13. Federated
  14. 14.  Topology is your choice  Install on same server as SharePoint  Install on standalone Server (Install workflow client to SharePoint server) Scale as necessary  First workflow server creates the farm  Add servers to workflow farm  Load balance http or https communication PowerShell connects it all together
  15. 15. Summary Expressive  Better flow control with stages & transitions  Visual Designer Connected  Cloud ready  REST web services  JSON Unbounded  Loosely coupled with SharePoint  Manage and scale independent of SharePoint
  16. 16.  arichards@edutechnow.com www.edutechnow.com twitter.com/arichards_Saruk

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