Automate Processes with Workflow in SharePoint

Understanding Workflow Workflow, from a work management perspective, is the steps taken to move a process from a particular starting point to a particular endpoint. Often, workflow is confused with business process automation. However, it is more accurate to identify workflow as a part of business process automation – a piece of the whole solution. In fact, business process automation – the activity of completing work tasks automatically – is often comprised of several distinct workflows. Why all of this complexity? Read more

Using SharePoint Content Types for Document Management

Content Types: The Key of the SharePoint Content Model SharePoint is a powerful tool for work management. It is built to perform many functions – some better than others. SharePoint’s ability to do these functions stems from its core content model. The root of this model is the content type. The content type is a very important aspect to SharePoint. All content (documents, data, etc.) get put into content types. Surprisingly, content types get very little attention. Much SharePoint instruction Read more

Building Proper SharePoint Document Libraries

Libraries for Work Management SharePoint Libraries are a key component for work management. Metaphorically, libraries are similar to file cabinets. They hold your content, and allow you to find and retrieve your content whenever you need to do work. However, SharePoint libraries are far more capable then any static file cabinet (or file share in computer vernacular). Libraries, like most everything in SharePoint, are metadata driven. This eliminates the need to folder all of your content. More importantly metadata driven Read more