Video Tours of HarePoint Workflow Extensions


This video demonstrates the deployment of the HarePoint Workflow Extensions and installation of the Product Client`s Components for Microsoft Visio and Visual Studio.

Getting Started

Authoring a simple workflow with Microsoft Visio and SharePoint Designer; demonstration of the HarePoint Workflow Extensions toolbar in Microsoft Visual Studio. There is an example with simple workflow in Visio that checks all new calendar entries and, if a file is attached to an entry, sends it back by email to the user and his manager with a notification that will contains the explanation of the request denial. Then it removes the attachment from the entry in calendar.

Image Processing SharePoint Workflow

This video will demonstrate how to create a workflow that checks a file`s format when it is added to a document library, and if it is an uncompressed image, TIFF or BMP for instance, it is converted to JPG automatically. In addition to checking the file format and image conversion, this workflow obtains information about the model of camera used to take the photo and places that data in a special column in the document library.

Generate and send Invoices

In this video we will show you how to generate and send PDF files automatically using a SharePoint Workflow. An invoice is generated and sent as soon as a new item is added to the list. This workflow cannot be created using only the standard actions and conditions available in SharePoint, so we use actions from HarePoint Workflow Extensions for SharePoint.

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You also can review the corresponding article "Generation of an invoice when a new item is added into the list".

Generating invoices using data from SQL database

In one of the previous videos, we showed you an example of generating invoices using data from SharePoint library. In this part we will demonstrate that you can also obtain data from an SQL database with the use of SharePoint Workflow Extensions for SharePoint.

Obtaining data from XML sources

In this video we will create a Workflow which facilitates obtaining data from XML sources. As a data source, we will use an XML file located on the web-site of the European Central Bank. This XML file contains current exchange rates relative to the euro.

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You also can review the corresponding article "How to download and process an XML file in SharePoint Workflow".

How to send out meeting reminders via Email using SharePoint Workflow

Sometimes, it is necessary to invite several persons to a meeting. Sometimes, this requirement arises often, and sometimes, with quite a certain periodicity or under certain conditions. In that case, it is possible to automatically perform some workflows. In this video, we consider the possibility of automatic mailing of invitations to the meeting by means of HarePoint Workflow Extensions.

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You also can review the corresponding article "Send Meeting Request Using SharePoint Workflows".

How to print documents directly from SharePoint using HarePoint Workflow Extensions

Printing activities in HarePoint Workflow Extensions provide unique opportunity to print any required documents directly from SharePoint. These activities allow you to enhance your business processes providing the feature to print the documents and images automatically.

Create invoices with a variable number of items using SharePoint Workflow

This video shows how to create an invoice with a variable number of items. Add New Row into Word Document action will add a copy of the last row in the Repeating Section Content Control. Then this new row will be edited with the Update Word Document action.

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You also can review the corresponding article "How to create Invoices with a variable number of items ".

How to publish RSS feeds in SharePoint

This video will show you how to get news from RSS feeds, publish them on the SharePoint website and how to run automatically workflows according to the schedule. We will create a workflow that retrieves news from RSS feeds and publishes them in one of the lists on the website.

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You also can review the corresponding article "Publishing News from RSS feeds in SharePoint".

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