Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Nintex Workflow 2013 - How do I upgrade?

Nintex Workflow 2013 released a few days ago, so many people keep asking questions about migration.
Here is what I have heard at the SharePoint Conference 2013:
SharePoint 2013 comes with 2 workflow engines: The 2010 and 2013 one.
The 2013 engine is based on the Workflow Foundation 4.0 - so it's completely new. The first Nintex 2013 version is based on the 2010 engine - the workflows should run without additional work. Later in 2013 a new Nintex Workflow 2013 update will come, based on the 2013 workflow engine.
With that release Nintex will also offer a converter.
Upgrading seems to keep simple with Nintex!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Nintex Workflow 2013 Installation - Problems

I noticed 4 problems when installing Nintex Workflow Preview.

1. Don't log on to the SharePoint store using the System Account - I know I should have never tried that. :-). You get strange errors.

2. Check your IE Settings when you get the message "Only secure content is displayed".

Change your IE settings
You should enable "Display mixed content"
You will find it under "Internet Options" -> "Security" -> "Local Intranet" -> "Custom Level"

Enable mixed content
3. When you get an error message like "Microsoft.Workflow.Client not found" try to restart your IIS. After azure workflow Installation you should do an IIS reset.

4. When you start a workflow, but you get unauthorized exception you may want to check if your User Profile is configured!

It is not easy to get your workflows up and running, but it is worth it!

SharePoint 2013 Installation Guide at Critical Path Training

A clean installation of SharePoint 2013 Preview is a hard thing.
The architecture changed a lot and there are many things you must consider setting up your development environment. Luckily the guys from Critical Path Training wrote a very recommendable installation guide.
You can find it in the members area - registration is free!

It will save you a lot of try and error!
Have fun!

Friday, August 10, 2012

SharePoint Workflow Basics(3) - 4 ways to create workflows

This is part 3 of the series "SharePoint Workflow Basics". This part will briefly describe the various ways to build SharePoint Workflows.
It will cover "Out of the box", SharePoint Designer and Visual Studio workflows, but also third party products of partners such as Nintex and K2.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

K2 smartforms 1.0 are now available

K2 released its new K2 smartforms. This product provides you with a new way to build and assemble forms-based solutions using a browser based design environment.

For more information check out the following link which provides a few good videos which demostrate the capabilities of the smartforms.

I also like the following video, which compares typical ASP.NET forms developed to smartforms development abd how much time you can save

Thursday, July 26, 2012

How to K2 - SmartObject and InfoPath Integration (part2)

This is the second part of the serie where we focus on how InfoPath and SmartObjects technology can be used together to build eForms that integrate with a K2 workflow.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Nintex Workflow 2013 Platform Preview available

You can find it in the newly opened SharePoint Store.
Nintex is planning to release the Nintex Workflow 2013 near the release of SharePoint 2013.
We will keep you updated about the new features.