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Easy Does It: Workflows Made Easy in Novell Teaming 2



September 11, 2009 2:21 pm





Easy Does It: Workflows Made Easy in Novell Teaming 2
By Ken Baker
Novell Connection Magazine – August 2009

Here’s an excerpt:

Novell Teaming 2 is all about empowering users to be more innovative and productive. Not only does Teaming bring the right people with the right skills together in secure, interactive, online workspaces, but it also puts tools directly in the hands of your users that further boost productivity and enhance their interactions. Once you deploy Novell Teaming 2 and configure its powerful access controls, your users are free to immediately begin creating workspaces, sharing information, coordinating activities and moving business forward. They don’t have to wait for you or an army of Web developers to create Web pages. They can immediately create their own teams; share files; form discussion groups; create wikis, blogs, surveys and Web landing pages and even produce their own automated workflows.

The built-in workflow capabilities in Novell Teaming 2 enable you and your users to automate, streamline and enhance processes to save time, eliminate errors and improve overall efficiency. The workflow engine in Novell Teaming facilitates everything from simple workflows to extremely complex business process workflows.

Easy Creation

The nice thing about workflows in Novell Teaming is that you don’t have to be a developer to deploy or leverage their capabilities. The View and Form Designer in Novell Teaming makes it easy to create and customize all the elements of a basic workflow: States, Transitions, Entries (also known as forms), Folders, Notifications and On-entry/On-exit Settings and Access Controls.

Last year Novell Connection published an article that discusses workflow support in Novell Teaming, including workflow best practices and the concepts involved in creating simple to advanced workflows (See Workflow in Teaming). Although that article centers on workflows in the first version of Novell Teaming, most of what it covers still applies in Novell Teaming 2. Additionally, the Advanced User Guide for Novell Teaming 2 details how to create both simple and advanced workflows, generally consisting of the following basic steps:

Read the article here

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