This course covers the fundamentals in diving into, working with and building custom workflows in the SharePoint 2013 platform. Everything you learn in this course will apply to however you are using SharePoint 2013, either in an on-premises deployment or in Microsoft's hosted Office 365 SharePoint Online.
Workflow changed quite a bit in the SharePoint 2013 release from previous versions of SharePoint. The new workflow platform is implemented with a new product called Workflow Manager 1.0. In this course you will learn all the fundamentals for creating custom workflows in SharePoint 2013 using Workflow Manager 1.0. This includes using tools designed for the power user such as Visio 2013 and SharePoint Designer 2013 as well as the primary tool for the developer: Visual Studio 2012.
Workflow Manager 1.0 Second module, we're going to look at Workflow Manager 1. 0. Specifically, what we're going to cover is we're going to do an introduction to Workflow Manager to get you to understand what this is. We're going to look at the architecture and scaling for the product. How do we install Workflow Manager? And then how do we configure Workflow Manager? We'll look at some of the management options here. We won't spend much time on this because it is a developer class. And then we'll look at how to update Workflow Manager to be what we really want it to be to really start Workflow development. And then finally I'll give you a few references for Workflow Foundation 4. 5 and Workflow Manager 1. 0.
Create Workflows with Visual Studio 2012 In this module, we took a look at how we build and model workflows using both Visio 2013 and SharePoint designer 2013. Those tools are primarily designed for, and used by end users, power users and business analysts. In this module, I want to pivot, and I want to start talking about to create workflows using Visual Studio 2012. For SharePoint 2013. Specifically we're going to look at just an overview of what it means to be building workflows in Visual Studio 2012. We'll look at how Visual Studio 2012 developed workflows are different from SharePoint Designer 2013 style workflows. We'll look at what's new and improved in Visual Studio 2012 from the previous version, for those of you who have experience with this. We'll then kind of spend a few minutes on looking at the different workflow activities that we can leverage in Visual Studio 2012. Then we're going to talk about web services and how we can leverage them inside of a workflow that we build with Visual Studio. The process is very similar to SharePoint Designer, but the implementation's a little bit different. There's a little more work here, because it's not an in user tool, it's more of a developer tool. And then we'll look at the different deployment options for Workflow's author using Visual Studio.