[Applies to: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0]
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Workflow enables automation of business processes during which documents, information, or tasks are passed from one party to another and actions are performed according to a set of rules. Workflow provides many out-of-the-box components that business users and administrators can use to model their business processes. Microsoft Dynamics CRM offers developers a new mechanism to extend and customize the standard behavior to achieve the functionality that their business applications require. Workflow offers a whole range of new capabilities over Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 and provides functional compatibility with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 Workflow implementation.
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Workflow is based on the Windows Workflow Foundation programming model. The Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Extensions for Windows Workflow Foundation enables you to develop custom workflow components, using the Visual Basic .NET and Visual C# programming languages, to extend the workflow capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
In This Section
Find information about workflow extensibility in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0.
Learn about Windows Workflow Foundation, which is the foundation for building Microsoft Dynamics CRM workflows.
Read about the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Workflow infrastructure.
Find information about the workflow life cycle from activation to deactivation.
Read details about the Microsoft Dynamics CRM backward compatibility with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0.
Learn how to extend custom workflows.
Discover a set of classes that expose Microsoft Dynamics CRM Workflow activities and about the classes that are used to store workflow definitions, dependencies and the workflow log on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM database.
Provides information about workflow persistence and shutdown performed by the workflow persistence service.
Lists the entity types that can trigger workflow execution.
Cites the entity types that can be created in a workflow.
Contains the messages that can trigger the workflow execution.
Lists the types that can be used within the workflow.
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