Session 2: Creating Workflows with SharePoint Designer 2010, InfoPath 2010 and Visio 2010

Presented by: Asif Rehmani

Running Time: 53 min

Forms and Workflows are important for automating business processes. Companies usually rely on programmers to create the forms and workflows using code. Not anymore! With InfoPath 2010 and SharePoint Designer 2010, you can create powerful data driven form composite solutions on your SharePoint sites. InfoPath gives you the ability to pull data from databases and lists, and create forms with data validation and conditional formatting. SharePoint Designer's workflows let you then design powerful multi-step workflows centered around the form collected data, building upon the out-of-the-box reusable workflows and even import workflow designs from Visio! In this presentation, you will see how these tools come together to design workflows and route forms across your organization for task assignment and approval, and also how you can reuse your workflows in other lists and libraries on your site.

In this rapid-fire session, Asif will shed light on the following areas:

  • InfoPath 2010 can be used to create powerful electronic forms with data from a variety of sources including Databases and SharePoint lists
  • Visio 2010 provides business analysts the capability to design SharePoint Workflows with the built in workflow template. This workflow can then be imported into SharePoint Designer 2010.
  • SharePoint Designer 2010 is The Tool to use to create robust workflows (List, Reusable, and Site based) for SharePoint 2010.

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