Workflows in SharePoint 2013, Part 1

Posted on 12/11/2012 @ 6:06 PM in #SharePoint by | Feedback | 2173 views

Hooray! My latest article is now online on code-magazine.

And this time, it’s about “Workflows in SharePoint 2013” – and there will be a part 2 of this next month.

Here is a starter ..

If we have been friends for a while, you must know my opinions about workflows in SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2007. I didn’t think they were very good, especially from a performance and scalability point of view. Frankly I think Microsoft should have called them “workslows.” Though, I don’t think it was the implementation in SharePoint that was the issue, it was fundamental issues with Workflow Foundation, compounded by the nature of SharePoint that acerbated the issues. Well, I am happy to say that Workflows in SharePoint 2013 are something I feel quite comfortable recommending to anyone, and I hope to make that case in this article.


Sound off but keep it civil:

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On 1/9/2013 9:54:08 AM Chris said ..
Thanks for writing this article, it's quite timely for me. We are looking at different ways to move forward with workflows and it's very difficult to decide which way to turn. I've had bad experiences with workflow in SP 2007&2010 as well. Would you say that the workflow engine in 2013 is up to par with a stand-alone workflow engine, or a Business Process Management System in terms of ease of use in creating dynamic workflows with variables that can change on a user's whim?