SharePoint Conference 2012 in Vegas!

Hi all, Sam Chung from the SharePoint Designer team again. Just wanted to quickly remind everyone that the SharePoint 2012 Conference is happening next week in Las Vegas!  This is a great opportunity for the entire SharePoint Community!  You’ll get to see and hear some great presentations on everything SharePoint! Another great plus is that…


SharePoint Designer 2013 RTM Now Available!

Hello all, Sam Chung from the PM team in SPD here.  I’m happy to announce today that SharePoint Designer 2013 is now available for download here: You’ve been seeing a lot of the new features we’ve announced so far in this blog and others.  Well now is the chance to download the new SPD…


Introducing the new Visual Designer

  Introductions: Hello all, my name is Sam Chung and I am a Program Manager for SharePoint Designer. I’m very proud to introduce everyone to one of our biggest investment for SharePoint Designer 2013, which is the Visual Designer. Before we begin, I highly recommend you take a look at the MSDN articles we have…


How to create a Quick Step and Custom Action to start SharePoint 2013 workflow

Hi, this is JongHwa Lim from the SharePoint Design team. Today, I will share with you a feature for creating a Ribbon button on a SharePoint server UI. This button will start a SharePoint 2013 workflow when pressed. As a matter of fact, you can achieve this by two different features which actually share many…


Using SharePoint Designer 2013 to Create and Modify Project Workflows

Hello everyone! My name is Sam Chung, and I am a Program Manager for SharePoint Designer.  I’d like to introduce everyone to a great new feature we’ve introduced in SharePoint Designer 2013.  For those of you who work with Project Server Workflows, you’ll be aware that ALL previous versions of Project Server workflows were only…


How to use SharePoint Designer 2013’s Visual Designer to Move Workflows Between Sites

Hello all, My name is Sam Chung, and I’m a PM here at SharePoint Designer.  In this blog we’re going to talk about a great new scenario we’ve fully enabled now with the Import/Export feature found in the Visual Designer. Introduction: For many developers, there comes a special time in their lives when a strong…


How to manipulate the Task Form with SharePoint Designer for new task actions?

  Hello SharePoint Designer users, I’m Chong Youn (John) Choe, a PM in the SharePoint Designer team. It makes me very happy to post an article on a new issue.   Background Approval is one of the key applications of workflow. A couple of actions are provided in SharePoint Designer 2013 to receive participant’s response….


Packaging SharePoint 2013 List, Site, and Reusable Workflow and How to Deploy the Package

Hello. This is JongHwa Lim – a Program Manager from SharePoint Designer (aka. SPD) team. Today I’d like to introduce a feature which has been enhanced a lot from SharePoint Designer 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010. It is the workflow package feature. A very common scenario for those who used this feature in SharePoint Designer…