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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

New release of Workbox 2010 is ready for download

We have published a new release of Workbox 2010. Current version is 2.2.0.1174.
As always you can get it from here: www.datapolis.com/workbox/get

What is new in the latest release:
  • Workflow Innovations
    Workbox has been extended to support new workflow types introduced by SharePoint 2010: Site Workflows, Reusable Workflows and Globally Reusable Workflows.
  • Extended Launch Forms
    Launch Forms for both actions and workflows have been extended with the possibility of using InfoPath forms or custom Web sites.
  • Add Item Activity With Possibility of Setting Item Field Values
    Add Item activity has been extended with the ability of setting field values of the newly created item, thus eliminating the need of using Edit Items activity to perform this task and allowing items to be added correctly when a list-level validation is set.
  • Add User to Active Directory Activity
    The activity allows creating new Active Directory accounts with defined properties.
  • Run PowerShell Script Activity
    The activity allows running PowerShell scripts on current SharePoint farm.
  • Send Web Service Request Function
    The function allows sending SOAP requests to Web services and receiving responses.
  • Extended Field Permissions
    Field permissions for workflow state now support two new fields: Attachments and Author Information.
  • End State Name in Workflow History
    Workflow end state’s custom name is now displayed in workflow history.
  • Extended Loop Activity
    Loop iterator has been added to Loop activity. The Result field has been renamed to Run Loop Again and, if performing next iteration will not be possible, the field will contain information about the cause.
Please update and let us know what you think!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Shootout: "Workflow on SharePoint" at the European SharePoint Conference

Shoot out in Berlin at European SharePoint Conference (17-20 Oct. 2011) is confirmed! [read more]

Since we are very excited about this event, we owe you a few words of explanation.
What is Shoot Out? It will be a great Workflow Battle between the most respected workflow companies, top Microsoft partners. Datapolis along with K2 and Nintex will participate in a workflow competition. Each company will be given three tasks, listed below:
  • Task 1 Create and publish a workflow for travel request [5 minutes each, total duration 15 minutes]
  • Task 2 On-board a new employee (Create AD account, grant SharePoint Access, create MySite, assign an office, print an ID Card, order a car from an external Dealer) [10 minutes each = 30 minutes]
  • Task 3 Describe the License Model
    • Price, description and limitations of the cheapest entry version
    • Price for a medium farm configuration, with 3 SharePoint servers and 500 users
      [5 minutes each on slides, totaling 15 minutes]
Who will win? There will be no vote taken by the audience to declare a winner, but the audience will be encouraged to tweet and blog about the Shoot Out. Finally all presentations will be judged by the jury that consists of vendor companies.

The Shoot Out initiative was presented by Michael Greth, Microsoft Most Valuable Professional, specializing in SharePoint Server. Michael, due to his knowledge and technical expertise, is a VIP in the SharePoint world. He is also a member of the Conference Program Committee.

Please feel invited to Shoot Out in Berlin! Hoping to see you there cheering us on.
Remember: European SharePoint Conference, Berlin, October 19th, 11:15 AM!