SharePoint Designer Workflows – what user identity?

When a SharePoint Designer (SPD) workflow runs, it runs in the context of the workflow initiator. This is important to know if the initiator may not have permissions to everything that the workflow uses. An example: A broad set of users have permissions to load documents into a library named Active. A small set of…


Secondary Workflow Example in SharePoint Designer

I recently built a prototype to show how SharePoint and SharePoint Designer workflows can be used to automate an HR performance review process. I had to use a secondary workflow as described in SharePoint Designer: Create a secondary workflow, but had to come up with a different solution for how to set due dates. Following…


Good SharePoint Designer Book

It’s good to see some SharePoint Designer books starting to appear. Even though I use Visual Studio .NET alot, I still use SharePoint Designer for master page development, the Data View Web Part, and simple workflows. I picked up this book and it is especially good at covering the Data View Web Part: Microsoft Office…

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