Rapid “Data Collection” Solutions – Part 4: designing and implementing a security model

I refer to the business problem already described in the post “Rapid “Data Collection” Solutions – Part 1: defining the business problem”. In this series of posts, I am considering the options available for building a quick and – possibly – zero-code solution based on a SharePoint web environment. In my previous post “Rapid “Data…

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Declarative workflow versioning and workflow instances duplication

In this post I will describe how the versioning mechanism for the declarative workflows (created either with SharePoint Designer [SPD] 2007 or 2010), in some circumstances, can cause an undesired duplication of “some” workflow instances already running on specific list items. I refer to a sample scenario, but the concepts here described are generic. Before…

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Dynamic tasks assignment and access denied errors in declarative workflows [SPD 2007 only]

Recently – with SharePoint Designer 2007 – I realized a workflow where a specific task was assigned to a dynamically selected SharePoint group; quite an easy work thanks to the “Collect Data from a User” task action, which allows selecting the assignee with a workflow lookup (to a variable or to a list item field):…

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Rapid “Data Collection” Solutions – Part 3: designing and implementing the business process

I refer to the business problem already described in the post “Rapid “Data Collection” Solutions – Part 1: defining the business problem”. In this series of posts, I am considering the options available for building a quick and – possibly – zero-code solution based on a SharePoint web environment. In my previous post “Rapid “Data…

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Common Challenges with SharePoint and SharePoint Designer Workflows

The SharePoint technology offers a wide spectrum of possibilities for implementing workflows, starting from the option to configure and use some of the workflows available out-of-the-box in the product and arriving to the possibility to code completely custom workflows in Windows Workflow Foundation using Visual Studio. This capability was already available in WSS 3.0/MOSS 2007; it…

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Rapid “Data Collection” Solutions – Part 2: designing and implementing a data model

I refer to the business problem already described in the post “Rapid “Data Collection” Solutions – Part 1: defining the business problem”. In this series of posts, I am considering the options available for building a quick and zero-code solution based on a SharePoint web environment. In this post I will consider the problem of…

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