In the current issue of .NET Magazine an article written by Patrick and me has been published, titled “Bouwen van Workflow-toepassingen” (Building Workflow Solutions). At this point the article is only available in Dutch, but I’m working on an English translation. Anyway, I was showing off the article to my wife as it appeared to me that in the article wasn’t a single line of code! No big deal you might think, but the article goes through all the steps needed to build a workflow solution based on the following products:
- InfoPath 2003 SP1
- Windows SharePoint Service
- BizTalk Server 2004
- SharePoint Adaptor of BizTalk
Basically the steps needed to create such a workflow solution are: create your InfoPath form, publish it to a SharePoint Forms Library, create your orchestration (workflow) in BizTalk, use the SharePoint Adapter to connect your orchestration to the SharePoint Forms Library. None of these steps require you to write a single line of code!
By the way, if speak Dutch and you’re not yet subscribed to the .NET Magazine do it now! It’s completely free and each issue has a lot of interesting articles, columns and interviews.