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  • Question

  •  When I create SharePoint 2013 workflow in designer, they run in Workflow Manager 1.0 if they are 2013 version workflows.

     If I create a workflow in Visual Studio as sharepoint app ? where do they run ?

     What is the alternative to Workflow Manager 1.0 to host and run the workflows ? like ordinary workflows of visual studio apart from sharepoint.

     What are the pros and cons of using Workflow manager to host your workflows.


    Shahid Roofi

    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:51 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    In SharePoint 2013, visual studio workflows run in workflow manager.

    Microsoft has taken a very different approach to workflows in SharePoint 2013 than in previous versions. SharePoint workflows are now based on Windows Workflow Foundation 4, and their execution is driven by a new component called Workflow Manager, which runs externally to SharePoint.

    The new workflow architectural for your reference:


    SharePoint 2010 workflow API was manifested only in the server-side object model, but SharePoint 2013, Microsoft extended the CSOM to include a robust API for the new workflow architecture.

    And the workflow manager provides new features like enable no-code web service calls from within a workflow, new workflow building blocks such as Stage, Loop, and App Step, more information for your reference:

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219638.aspx

    The improvements of SharePoint 2013 workflow for your reference:

    http://blog.tahoepartners.com/index.php/sharepoint-2013-workflows-the-top-5-improvements/

    Best Regards,

    Dean Wang


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    Wednesday, October 19, 2016 3:27 AM