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  • SharePoint 2013 Birthday Reminder Workflow

    I haven't seen anyone blog this in 2013 style, so here we go. This workflow will send an email to people every year on the day someone has a birthday.  Here's the step by step of how to create this birthday reminder workflow!STEP 1:  Create a Birthday Calendar! STEP 2:  Fire up SharePoint Designer 2013, connect to your ...
    Posted to CJG (Weblog) by cjg on April 18, 2014
  • Approval Workflow Access Denied - How to fix it!

    Updated 3/18/2015: Turns out when you migrate from one domain to another, this error pops up yet again (even after running the migrate user commands)!  Another option of fixing this is to open *each* site collection and delete the workflows.  Then deactive and active the feature.  Then you can create sites again! Yet again, ...
    Posted to CJG (Weblog) by cjg on June 27, 2012
  • SharePoint Designer 2010 Workflow Bug (Check out causes Exception)

    I was doing a demo today around SharePoint Designer 2010 workflows and found a bug in the design.  When you create a workflow and want to edit the xoml file for the workflow, you must check it out.  Why would you do that you ask?  Well, the Designer Interface is far from perfect and you may need to move a step around in case you ...
    Posted to CJG (Weblog) by cjg on August 11, 2010
  • SharePoint Designer 2010 Workflow UI

    Yuk.  It has come a long way, but still has a long way to go.  If users start a workflow and realize they have put a step in the wrong place, you can't drag and drop it anywhere.  You can't cut and paste the condition or actions and you bascially have to start all over again (as an end user).  If you aren't an end ...
    Posted to CJG (Weblog) by cjg on May 26, 2010
  • Customizing SharePoint Approval Workflow - Step by Step

    I like challenges and I was posed this one today in class.  Change the built in approval workflow to add steps!  Since I have written a really Advanced Workflow course and know a few things that most people don't about workflows in general, I decided to take on the challenge on the plane ride back to San Diego from Houston. Attached ...
    Posted to CJG (Weblog) by cjg on May 22, 2009
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