Workflows are automated processes that may require user input to start and do not always need a user to complete. A dialog is an interactive process that does require user input to start and to complete.
Processes now support Windows Workflow Foundation. The latest version of Windows Workflow Foundation has improved to facilitate easier creation, running, and maintenance of workflows to implement custom functionalities in your application. CRM 2011 has many out of the box components but also offers developers a mechanism to extend and customize the standard behavior of
These processes are built on top of Windows Workflow Foundation 4, a programming model, in-process workflow engine and rehostable designer to implement long-running processes as workflows within .NET applications. A Microsoft Dynamics CRM process is based on the Windows Workflow Foundation programming model which provides a run-time engine, a framework, a base library of activities, and default implementations of the run-time services.
If you are an administrator or developer and would like to learn more about the the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 software development kit used to create Custom Workflow Activities and Custom XAML Workflows or the Windows Workflow Foundation please contact a
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