Monday, August 2, 2010

Visio 2010, SharePoint Designer 2010 and VS 2010 Workflows

Hi All,

Yesterday I was discussing with my friends about new Office 2010 application. I came across a new interesting feature of it. We all know Visio software in office suite. But what we do not know is the enhancement that has been done at great extends to this Visio application.

We all know that we used to create workflows in either Visual studio or SharePoint Designer depending on the requirement. If it is rule based and simple and one time only, then the same can be achieved through SharePoint Designer, However if it is quite complex, then Visual Studio is anyways always there with us to help.

Visio 2010 and Visual Studio 2010 have come together to help us even more now. We have a template of workflow available in SharePoint Designer which helps us to create a workflow in Visio 2010 as well. After creating a workflow, we can export this workflow from Visio to SharePoint Designer 2010 or Visual Studio 2010.

You can also export the workflow created in the Designer 2010 to Visio 2010 for better presentation and graphical view. You can only design the workflow in Visio; you cannot not configure it in Visio. Configuration is a part of Designer 2010.

As and when we get more updates and information, we will share it with you. Yet we have to make our hands dirty on this. Soon we will.

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