Free Microsoft Event: Building SharePoint Custom Document Workflow with Visual Studio 2008 (Developer Dinner)




Registration Link

Oct. 23rd 6:00-8:00P EST Microsoft Innovation and Technology Center
12012 Sunset Hills Road,
Reston, VA 20190
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Oct. 25th 6:00-8:00P EST Microsoft Office
5335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20015
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Cost: Free


If you can’t make it, checkout the Freely Downloadable Workshops:

Although it they are not based on the demonstration that I am showing at the event, you can download a 4 Part Workshop on “Building document workflow with Visual Studio” from my blog here.



This will be follow up to the Developer Dinner demonstration that I did at the beginning of the summer, where I demonstrated how to do basic document workflow with SharePoint Designer.  There were several scenarios that I could not accomplish with that demonstration, and questions that were asked in which I said, “Yes, you could do (several variations of the question), but you’d need to do it using Visual Studio.”  Well this is the Developer Dinner in which I show you how to do Document Workflow with Visual Studio.


Join me for a 90 minute demonstration (i.e., Very few if any PowerPoint slides) on building Document Workflow’s for SharePoint (MOSS 2007) with Visual Studio.  In this demonstration I will show you how to accomplish what I showed in SharePoint Designer, albeit a bit easier in Visual Studio (for Developers).  Then I will extend to features and functionality that can be best done (if not only be done) in Visual Studio.

For this demonstration, I will be using the soon to release Visual Studio 2008 (showing new features for Workflow Developers), however all of the demonstrations could also be accomplished using Visual Studio 2005 with Workflow Extensions.

What you will learn:

· New features for SharePoint Workflow Developers in Visual Studio 2008

· New SharePoint API’s for SharePoint workflow

· How to debug SharePoint Workflow’s using the Visual Workflow Designer

· The new single-click deployment of workflow’s using Visual Studio 2008

· How to send emails from a SharePoint Workflow using Visual Studio (2005 & 2008)

· How to (programmatically) assign users Tasks (think Outlook Tasks) and track their progress

· How to enable users to re-assign/delegate tasks, and track that this was done

Who should come:

This session is going to be more technical than the previous dinner.  Although much of Workflow design in Visual Studio is graphical (i.e., Workflow Activities), I will be spending much of the time in Visual Studio (showing more advanced code).  If you are a Developer or Architect with experience programming ASP.NET, SharePoint Web Parts, or .NET in general, then this is for you!

Attend this event for your chance to win an Xbox 360!


Xbox 360 will be raffled at the conclusion of the dinner.

~Robert Shelton

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  3. Doug Moore says:

    Crap. Missed it. 🙁  I hope there was a good turnout in DC!