Plan workflows (SharePoint Server 2010)
Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Foundation 2010
Topic Last Modified: 2011-03-09
Administrators plan workflows to ensure that processes follow a consistent sequence of actions during a business process.
A workflow is a feature of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 that moves documents or list items through a specific sequence of actions or tasks related to a business process. Workflows can be used to manage common business processes such as document review or approval.
In this section:
This article introduces the types of business processes that workflows can facilitate and describes the workflows included in SharePoint Server 2010.
This article describes the different Microsoft supported workflow authoring tools, how they can be used together for rapid workflow authoring.
Because workflows help an enterprise move documents through the review and approval processes, this article explains how the Approval workflow works and how to plan to use it effectively.
This article highlights some aspects of workflow behavior that relate to security and raises other issues for administrators and workflow developers to consider when they plan to configure and develop workflows.
This article shows how an approval-type workflow that is created in Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010 or Workflow Designer in Visual Studio 2010, and that is then hosted by using SharePoint Server 2010 might look.