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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Power User Cookbook

By : Adrian Colquhoun
Book Image

Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Power User Cookbook

By: Adrian Colquhoun

Overview of this book

The power of Microsoft SharePoint as the Enterprise collaboration platform is ever-growing; due to the wide range of capabilities it offers, SharePoint 2010 can help transform your business so you can quickly respond to the changes and challenges that you face. For End Users, SharePoint helps you and your team work "better, faster, and smarter". This book will take your SharePoint knowledge further, showing you how to use your skills to solve real business problems. While many other titles might be characterized as "SharePoint Explained", this cookbook contains advanced content that goes beyond that found in other SharePoint End User offerings: it is "SharePoint Applied". It provides recipes walking Power Users through a range of collaboration, data integration, business intelligence, electronic form, and workflow scenarios, as well as offering three invaluable business scenarios for building composite applications. The cookbook begins by providing a comprehensive treatment of SharePoint essentials, while quickly moving forward to topics like Data Integration, Business Intelligence, and automating business processes. At the end of the book, the information presented in the earlier recipes is combined to create three example SharePoint 2010 "composite applications" for Human Resources (HR), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Project Management. Composite applications are the "unique selling point" of SharePoint 2010 and understanding how to create them is the key to unlocking the business value of the product.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Power User Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Using Microsoft Visio 2010 to model a SharePoint workflow

SharePoint 2010 workflows can now be modeled in Microsoft Visio 2010. In this recipe we take the custom workflow created in the Creating a list workflow using SharePoint Designer 2010 recipe, export it to Visio, and enhance it. We then send it back to SharePoint Designer where it can be further configured before being published back to SharePoint.

Getting ready

This recipe works for:

  • SharePoint 2010 Standard Edition

  • SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Edition

  • Office 365 (SharePoint Online)

You will need the Design or Fu ll Control permission level to run this recipe.

You will need SharePoint Designer 2010 installed on your client machine.

You will need Visio 2010 Premium Edition installed on your client machine.

This recipe makes use of the holiday requests workflow created in the previous recipe.

How to do it...

  1. Open the holiday approval workflow created in the previous recipe in SharePoint Designer.

  2. Click on the Export to Visio button in the Workflow...