This chapter starts with an explanation of the available tools for creating workflows in SharePoint 2007. Then, this chapter provided an overview of the architecture of Windows Workflow Foundation in a SharePoint Designer 2007 context. The chapter also discussed the workflow markup language (XOML). Also, the chapter describes the differences between Visual Studio 2005 Designer and SharePoint Designer 2007 when it comes to creating workflows. You have learned how to build a workflow step by step using SharePoint Designer 2007 and have seen which conditions and actions are available out of the box to be included in your workflows. You have also seen how to use custom activities and extend built-in document workflows. Finally, the chapter discussed how to deploy a workflow created with Visual Studio 2005.
In the next chapter, you will learn about the feature set comprised in the Web Parts that are available out-of-the-box in SharePoint Server 2007.