The Learning Pathway: Actions, Rules and Simple and Advanced Workflow Integration


this blog post is about the webinar I gave on 21st of September with the rather long title: “Actions, Rules and Simple and Advanced Workflow Integration Use Cases”.

The title might be a little bit misleading, as it just gives one Use Case, but should enable you to get an idea of whatelse can be achieved by leveraging the Alfresco build in features and frameworks, like actions, rules, simple workflow and advanced workflow.

The main example is to extend a simple workflow to provide status and tasks, as one would get by using an advanced workflow directly. The advantage of using a simple workflow and extend it by some means is, that users can define the workflows by themselves and get some of the benefits of advanced workflows.

This said, it is of course not possible to achieve all the things with this approach, but for some use cases this might be sufficient.

Extending Alfresco’s out of the box actions with custom actions is easy. Leveraging Alfresco’s rules to automate things, straight forward. And combining these two features with either simple and or advanced workflows is one way to provide the required features to your users in a more simple and straight forward way.

You can review the presentation or the complete webinar.

Regarding the source code accompanying the presentation, I ask for your patience. I am currently reworking some code and will make available some time during the next week.

Have fun, make comments and let me know if you liked it or not



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Alfresco Team: First Thoughts and Limitations to Consider

Alfresco published its Team product a couple of days ago. Having some loose relationship with Alfresco, being a certified trainer, it caught me by suprise as we just had a Training Partner Symposium Update a couple of days before and Team wasn’t mentioned there.

Excitedly I opened the Alfresco Team site. iOS App, cool I thought, grabbing my Apple gadget, just to figure out no App in the AppStore yet. Digging into it I found it in the press release, will just be published beginning of July. So I wondered, why didn’t Alfresco wait until then to release Team as most of us most likely will jump on the iOS App at first glance?

After investigating the Team site a little further I liked the feature of being able to configure things from the UI. Being a developer I do not mind tweaking files but for most beginners it will speed up and simplify things.

Next I reviewed the license options and that was when I first started frowning. Continue reading →

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