Monday, July 21, 2014

Getting Started With SharePoint Online Workflows

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A very common question I see is ‘How do I create SharePoint Workflows?’. With that in mind I have written this new publication. You can purchase it at:

http://www.ciaops.com/publications

The book will show you how to implement your first workflows using SharePoint Designer and SharePoint Online. It is aimed at those who have never created a SharePoint workflow and are looking to get started.

The book does not provide a deep dive into SharePoint Designer, programming or SharePoint Online. It is merely designed to give you a basic understanding of how to create workflows so you can start building and publishing your own quickly.

However, here’s the publishing twist I’ve decided to try with this publication. If you purchase a copy and register you’ll receive any future editions of the book for free. Even better, if you provide feedback on what you’d like to see in the book I’ll give you a free copy of my other eBook Getting Started With SharePoint 2013. You can register and provide feedback at:

http://www.ciaops.com/contact

So why am I doing this? Well, once I started writing the book I began to wonder in which direction I should take it? Should there be more about the logic of workflows? More about the workflow creation tool? More about creating standard solutions? I just wasn’t sure what people would want to see in the publication but you can find the existing table of contents here:

Getting Started With SharePoint Online Workflows – Table of Contents

So, I decided to stop with just the basics and try to find out what people would like to see by making this ‘free editions for life’ offer.

I feel the book needs more content but I need people who aren’t experienced in workflows to tell me what makes sense in a title like this. I am just not sure what makes sense content-wise beyond what is already there.

Rest assured that if you do purchase the book and register, I’ll be updating it when I have enough content suggestions. You’ll then get the updated edition for free in recognition of your ongoing support.

So let’s see what happens with this little experiment.