Monday, December 29, 2014

Need to Know podcast–Episode 68

Here I speak with SharePoint MVP John Liu about SharePoint workflows. John’s shares what workflows are, how to create them and what business uses these could provide. He discusses with me how workflows are an intelligent method of automating business process and boosting productivity by removing reparative tasks. The great thing is that you can use workflows with SharePoint on premise or via Office 365.

You can listen to the episode at:

http://ciaops.podbean.com/e/episode-68-john-liu/

or subscribe to this and all episodes in iTunes at:

https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/ciaops-need-to-know-podcasts/id406891445?mt=2

The podcast is also available on Stitcher at:

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/ciaops/need-to-know-podcast?refid=stpr

Episode Resources

SharePoint Designer 2013
http://www.microsoft.com/en-au/download/details.aspx?id=35491
 
Visual Studio 2013 Community Edition (with Update 4)
http://www.visualstudio.com/downloads/download-visual-studio-vs
 
 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sharepointdesigner/
 
@johnnliu
http://johnliu.net
 
 http://sharepoint-videos.com/video-categories/sharepoint-2013-training-courses/sp13-304-sharepoint-designer-2013-workflow-course/
 
http://www.lynda.com/search?q=workflow&f=producttypeid%3a2%094%092015%3bmeta_software_facet%3aSharePoint
http://www.pluralsight.com/search/?searchTerm=sharepoint%20workflow
 
Custom Activities - these can all be used on Office 365 or SP2013 OnPrem
 
Office Dev Patterns and Practices samples
https://github.com/OfficeDev/PnP/tree/master/Samples/Workflow.Activities
 
Codeplex
http://sp2013workflowactivities.codeplex.com/
 
Paul Culmsee has a 12-part multi series that’s very fun to follow
http://www.cleverworkarounds.com/2013/12/21/trials-or-tribulation-inside-sharepoint-2013-workflowspart-1/
 
Plumsail has a pack of custom activities that can be purchased (~$500) and more importantly, support.
http://plumsail.com/workflow-actions-pack/