Building Workflow Solutions
In this lab, you will model a simple workflow in Visio 2010 to approve a non-standard business purchase request. You will then implement the workflow in SharePoint Designer 2010 and deploy it to your SharePoint 2010 on-premises website. Finally, you will save the workflow as a template and deploy it to SharePoint Online.
Lab Time: 1 hour
Lab Folder: C:\%Office365TrainingKit%\Labs\3.1\Before
Lab Overview: Building automated workflows into SharePoint Online solutions allows you to integrate a business process directly into the collaboration tools your customers use every day. The SharePoint Online platform provides an integrated way to design, develop and customize workflows while providing the right tools for each audience.
Visio 2010 can be used by end users to model the overall flow of the business process. SharePoint Designer 2010 can be used by power users and developers to flush out the execution of the workflow. Visual Studio 2010 can be used by developers to create custom workflow actions to integrate the workflow into the overall solution. Each of these tools has its strengths. By combining all three to create a workflow solution, users and developers can work together to automate an organization’s business processes.
In this lab, you will import a workflow diagram of a non-standard purchase request from Visio, similar to what a business user would provide, into SharePoint Designer. Next, you will implement and deploy the workflow to SharePoint Online on premise using SharePoint Designer 2010. Last, you will save the workflow as a template and deploy it to SharePoint Online.
You must have the following items to complete this lab: