SharePoint 2013 Developer, Part 15 of 15: Designer

SharePoint 2013 Developer, Part 15 of 15: Designer

LearnNow Online
Updated Aug 22, 2018

Course description

SharePoint 2013 offers an entirely new platform for creating workflows, it is called Workflow Manager. This is a completely redesigned workflow infrastructure that is built on Windows Workflow Foundation 4 (WF4). SharePoint 2010 workflows are still supported but the new platform offers many advantages, and the tooling in SharePoint Designer 2013, Visio 2013, and Visual Studio 2013 has improved considerably to take advantage of the new platform. After viewing this course you will have the knowledge of how to build workflows on the new platform using all three of these tools, and also have a solid decision tree of when to use each tool.

Each LearnNowOnline training course is made up of Modules (typically an hour in length). Within each module there are Topics (typically 15-30 minutes each) and Subtopics (typically 2-5 minutes each). There is a Post Exam for each Module that must be passed with a score of 70% or higher to successfully and fully complete the course.


This course assumes that students have some Web development background and some experience using Visual Studio 2012.

Meet the expert

Tim McCarthy

Tim McCarthy is a senior solutions architect with Perficient who designs and builds highly scalable, layered web, desktop, and mobile applications utilizing the latest Microsoft platforms and technologies. His expertise covers a wide range of Microsoft technologies including SharePoint/Office 365, Office Apps, Windows Phone, Windows 8, Azure, .NET Framework (ASP.NET, VSTO, Workflow, WCF, WPF), SQL Server, Active Directory, MS Exchange development, and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) applications. Tim holds multiple Microsoft certifications and is a former Microsoft MVP in Solutions Architecture. He is the author of several books, has developed presentations for the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN), and has written articles for SQL Server Magazine and Windows and .NET Magazine. He has been a featured speaker at conferences, user groups, and code camps worldwide. Before becoming an application developer, Tim was an officer in the United States Marine Corps.

Video Runtime

76 Minutes

Time to complete

210 Minutes

Course Outline

SharePoint Workflow

Whats New (11:51)

  • Introduction (00:18)
  • What's new in SP Server 2013 (00:57)
  • What's new in SP Server (cont. (01:32)
  • Workflow Platform 2010 vs 2013 (04:22)
  • Workflow Manager 1.0 (01:35)
  • Workflow Manager Demo (02:51)
  • Summary (00:13)

SharePoint Designer (31:31)

  • Introduction (00:15)
  • Workflow Changes in SP Design (00:31)
  • Workflow Changes in SP (cont.) (01:39)
  • SP Designer 2013 Workflow (02:03)
  • Workflow Startup Options (00:20)
  • Create a workflow in SD Demo (12:26)
  • Elements of Designer Workflows (01:33)
  • Stages, Loops, and Steps (02:03)
  • Conditions (00:27)
  • Actions (00:48)
  • Create steps w/ Workflow Demo (09:08)
  • Summary (00:12)

Visio (08:40)

  • Introduction (00:09)
  • Designing Workflows with Visio (00:57)
  • Demo: SP Designer with Visio 1 (04:21)
  • Demo: SP Designer with Visio 2 (02:56)
  • Summary (00:15)

Visual Studio (24:25)

  • Introduction (00:20)
  • Visual Studio 2013 (01:08)
  • SP Designer vs. Visual Studio (00:56)
  • SP Designer vs. VS - cont. (00:46)
  • Demo: Migrate Workflow 2010 (04:13)
  • Demo: Create 2013 Workflow (04:10)
  • Demo: 2013 Workflow (05:11)
  • Demo: 2013 Workflow – deploy (04:15)
  • Demo: 2013 Workflow – review (03:01)
  • Summary (00:21)