Although customized working processes are included in Microsoft Office SharePoint 2007, 2010 and 2013 Server, it may only partly satisfy your needs, as you may still need to project and design working processes which are specific for your company’s business. The complexity level of business processes depends on your business process requirements. Developers can organize business processes run by source users or automatically in response to events such as creating or editing list elements. Designed and implemented custom working processes can be used in addition to working processes described before or instead of them.
There are two ways of creating working processes for Office SharePoint Server 2007, 2010 or 2013:
1. Professional software developers can create working processes with the help of Visual Studio 2008/2010 Extensions for Windows Workflow Foundation. These working processes contain user code and operations. After professional developer creates custom working processes, server administrator will be able to deploy them in several sources;
2. Web designers can create working processes which do not contain a code for use in a certain list or library with the help of web design software such as Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007. These working processes are created from the list of available working process operations (nearly 30 standard blocks are available for WorkFlow creating), and web designers creating working processes can deploy working processes directly to the list or library where they will be used;
The first way is aimed for analysts, advanced users, etc.; The second way is aimed for developers.
Why Do I Need Virto Workflow Activities Kit
VirtoSoftware expands the range of SharePoint activities, allowing for creating custom activity sets, and thus, more flexible customization of business processes. Virto SharePoint Workflow Activities Kit is a set of no-code blocks that you can easily add to SharePoint Designer or can be used in Visual Studio for building your own workflow within a minute!
Virto SharePoint Workflow Activities Kit is a set of SharePoint activities for creating custom Workflow using SharePoint Designer 2007 or Visual Studio 2008 & 2010. Virto Workflow Activities Kit can be used as an add-on for MS SharePoint and includes extended activities for sending e-mails, sms, creating folders and AD users, converting date & time and much more!
With Virto SharePoint Workflow Activities Kit you can enjoy
Sending direct messages to Twitter
Active Directory Activities
Instant messaging to Jabber, Miranda and GTalk
Text activities (capture, replace, validate, format, translate)
HTPP-Activities (receive HTML, send HTTP Post)
Grant permission on Item activities
Document Library Activities
SharePoint Site Management Activities and +100 Activities
Cross-Platform Workflow Integration (SharePoint + SUN/IBM/Amazon/Azure/Microsoft CRM etc.)
Key Benefits of Virto SharePoint Workflow Kit
No-code and Ready-to-use Activities
Easy Deployment (just add them into your SharePoint Designer)
Enhanced Capabilities for your Custom Workflow Creation
IMPERSONATION ACTIVITIES (1)
Set User Token
SMS ACTIVITIES (4)
Send SMS via Microsoft Office Mobile Service Protocol
Send SMS via SMPP server
Send SMS via Clickatell Bulk SMS Gateway
Send SMS via SmsCountry Bulk SMS Gateway
TWITTER ACTIVITIES (3)
Set Twitter OAuth authentication
Send Twitter Message
Send Direct Twitter Message
XMPP (JABBER, GTALK) ACTIVITIES (1)
Send Xmpp (Jabber, GTalk) Instant message
EMAIL ACTIVITIES (7) update
Send Email update
Send Email with List Item Attachment update
Send Email with Http File Attachment update
Send Email with Attachments update
Set Smpt server settings
TEXT ACTIVITIES (18) new!
Capture all occurrences of text
Format Field Value
Translate Text (Powered by Google translator)
Translate Text (Powered by Microsoft translator)
Encode Web Text
Decode Web Text
Converts Number to Hex Text
Converts Number to Text
Converts Text to Base
Converts Base to Text
Convert text to upper, lower, title case new!
HTTP ACTIVITIES (3)
Send Http Post
ACTIVE DIRECTORY ACTIVITIES (21) new!
Get user’s display name from Active Directory
Get user’s email from Active Directory
Get user’s job title from Active Directory
Get user’s manager from Active Directory
Get user’s department from Active Directory
Get user’s custom attribute from Active Directory
Set user’s custom attribute in Active Directory
Set Active Directory authentication
Create user in Active Directory
Add member to Active Directory group
Remove member from Active Directory group
Remove all members from Active Directory group
Delete user from Active Directory
Create group in Active Directory
Delete group from Active Directory
Get user emails from Active Directory group
Get Active Directory groups where user is member
Get members of Active Directory group
Set user’s password in Active Directory new!
Enable user account in Active Directory new!
Disable user account in Active Directory new!
PERMISSIONS ACTIVITIES (12) new!
Change site permissions inheritance
Grant Permission on site
Remove permissions from site
Change list permissions inheritance
Grant Permission on Item (Free)
Reset List permissions Inheritance (Free)
Delete all permission assignment from List Item
Delete all user permission assignment from List Item (Free)
Delete custom permission from List Item
Grant permissions on list
Remove permissions from list
Grant permission on List Item extended
INFO PATH ACTIVITIES (3)
Get InfoPath Form Field Inner Text (Free)
Get InfoPath Form Field Inner Xml (Free)
Set InfoPath form field inner xml (Free)
LIST ACTIVITIES (33) new!
Copy List Item extended (Free) update
Loop through list items and set the value of field
Loop through list items and update list items
Loop through list items and set the value of field extended
Loop through list items and update list items extended
Delete List Items
Calculate aggregate function
Calculate aggregate function extended
Get emails from List field
Get emails from field in Current Item
Get emails from List field extended
Get emails from field extended
Generate Report update
Generate Report extended update
Approve Item extended
Delete Item extended
Delete List Items extended
Get field value extended
Set Field extended
Create List Item extended update
Update List Item extended update
Change list item content type
Copy List attachments to Document Library
Wait For Field Change in current item with Timeout
Get list item url
Remove all attachments
Get field values from list
Get version history of list item new!
Get list item url extended new!
USER ACTIVITIES (3)
Lookup Site User Property (Free)
Lookup Initiator User Property
Set Site User Property (Free)
WORKFLOW ACTIVITIES (5) new!
Start Another Workflow (Free) update
Start Another Workflow extended update
Terminate Workflows (Free)
Loop through list items and start workflow new!
Terminate running workflow new!
DOCUMENT LIBRARY ACTIVITIES (21)
Create folder in the document library
Create folder in the document library extended
Delete folder from the document library
Get parent folder ID (Free)
Get parent folder name
Get parent folder URL
Check Out Item extended
Check In Item extended
Discard Check Out Item extended
Discard Publish Item
Publish Item extended
Discard Publish Item extended
Save document to file
Create document from file
Create document from text
Upload documents from folder update
Download documents to folder
Read text content from document
Create SharePoint library
FINANCE ACTIVITIES (1)
SHAREPOINT SITE MANAGEMENT ACTIVITIES (25) new!
Create SharePoint site collection update
Delete SharePoint site collection
Create SharePoint site update
Delete SharePoint site
Rename SharePoint site
Create SharePoint group update
Delete SharePoint group
Rename SharePoint group
Add user to SharePoint group
Remove user from SharePoint group
Remove all users from SharePoint group
Delete user from SharePoint site collection
Set site anonymous access
Set list anonymous access
Add SharePoint group to Quick Launch
Remove SharePoint group from Quick Launch
Change page layout
Activate SharePoint feature
Deactivate SharePoint feature
Get current site property
Get current web property
Set default permission group
Create SharePoint list new!
Create document set new!
Update site title and description new!
FAX ACTIVITIES (3)
Send Fax with List Item attachment
Send Fax with Http attachment
Send Fax with Attachments
CODE ACTIVITIES (1)
Execute custom code
DATE TIME ACTIVITIES (5)
Set Date constant update
Converts Date from Local Time to UTC
Converts Date from UTC to Local Time
Converts Date to Text
Get Date property
DATABASE ACTIVITIES (1)
Execute SQL Script
ARRAY LIST ACTIVITIES (14) new!
Add array item
Insert array item
Remove array item
Remove array item At
Remove duplicates from array
Index of array item
Get array items count
Get array item
Set array item
Except array new!
Intersect array new!
Concat array new!
FILE ACTIVITIES (3)
MANAGED METADATA ACTIVITIES (6)
Add term to managed metadata
Remove term from managed metadata
Create group in managed metadata
Delete group from managed metadata
Resolve term internal value from managed metadata
Get assignable value from taxonomy field
DEFAULT COLUMN VALUES ACTIVITIES (4)
Set field default value for folder
Get field default value for folder
Remove field default value from folder
Remove all default values from folder
TASK ACTIVITIES (3) new!
Create Summary task new!
Create task new!
Calculate due date new!
PDF ACTIVITIES (1) new!
Convert Word document to PDF new!
NAVIGATION ACTIVITIES (2) new!
Create Navigation link new!
Create Navigation heading new!
IMAGE ACTIVITIES (4) new!
Resize image new!
Resize image based on one side new!
Resize image by percentage new!
Crop image new!
EXPORT/IMPORT ACTIVITIES (1) new!
Import CSV file into SharePoint list new!
CONDITIONS (15) new!
Is Role assigned to User (Free)
Is User a member of a SharePoint group (Free)
Is User a member of an Active Directory group (Free)
Item is checked out (Free)
Item is checked out extended (Free)
Item exists in the list (Free)
Member exists in Active Directory (Free)
Array contains element (Free)
File exists (Free)
Directory exists (Free)
SharePoint group exists (Free)
Workflow is running (Free)
Item exists in the list (Free) new!
User has permission level (Free) new!
User has permission level in list item (Free) new!