Tag Archives: SharePoint Designer

Workflows and SharePoint External Users

This article is about SharePoint Designer 2013 workflows, and SharePoint Online (Office 365) external users. In building a solution for a customer, where there’s a SharePoint site / O365 Group with external users, and tasks needing to be assigned to them, this is the problem I noticed.  When you invite an external user to SharePoint, they receive an invitation email. 

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New Solution: Implementing a Standard Approval Workflow

This week, I’m doing a new presentation that teaches a new way to implement a standard approval workflow in your organization, with the ability to use it for many different approval processes very easily, with little re-work each time there is a new type of request form to create. Here’s the abstract: Creating an Approval Workflow & Interface Approvals are

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SharePoint Power Hour–Workflow Q&A

In the past couple of weeks, I’ve gotten various workflow questions in email and in comments on my blog.  In this week’s episode, I will go over the following questions, which apply to SharePoint on-premises AND Office 365. Question 1: Is it possible to create a workflow (either out of the box or with SPDesigner) that runs monthly on the

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Workflow Lazy Approval

What is lazy approval? It is the ability to reply to an approval email with the word “Approved” or “Rejected”, without need for the approver to go to a site in SharePoint. With the mobile workforce, this is a feature that is in high demand, for people to quickly be able to read an email and approve or reject instantaneously.

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Business Solution: New Hire Onboarding

Every Wednesday at 11 AM Central time, some colleagues from Rackspace and I do a live YouTube / Google Hangout broadcast called SharePoint Power Hour. Recently, I did a series of videos where I outline a single business process in detail.  I decided that a New Hire Onboarding process is a very common scenario, so that’s what I decided to

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