RAD Tool for building Workflow for SharePoint (MOSS) 2007


SharePoint Designer (SPD) is a great Rapid Application Development (RAD) tool for building workflow (Document and other) for the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 product.  It is a tool that both developers and non-developers can use, albeit at a different level of capability.  That being said, you can get a lot done without writing code with this tool.  If you are a Visual Studio Developer you will find it a great tool to quickly start building a Workflow, and since it uses the same Workflow Engine as Visual Studio (i.e., Workflow Foundation), you can open the workflow’s build in SharePoint Designer and modify/enhance them in Visual Studio 2005 and vice-versa.


Here’s the product page (here) and this is where you can download a free trial version (here).



If you want to see it in action, check out my recorded Webcast in which I use the product to build a custom document workflow here.


~ Robert Shelton, Jr.

Comments (4)

  1. o3APA3A says:

    Jr., did you ever try it yourself? It is a lame tool.

  2. PubSec says:

    The tool may not be perfect, but I got quite a lot done with it in a "real world" scenario.  Check out the recording of what I did.  You can do the same thing with SharePoint Designer.

    ~ Robert Shelton

  3. As a part of the series that I am blogging on the "How To’s" of Document Workflow in SharePoint 2007

  4. Nick F. says:

    It’s a great tool, i used it to quickly fix the bug in the MOSS07 site directory template.