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K2 blackpearl and Office 2007 Whitepaper

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K2 blackpearl® integrates with many Microsoft Office applications, including Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007.

The client applications, such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint 2007, are capable of displaying SharePoint workflow task alerts, including alerts from SharePoint workflows built with K2 blackpearl.

In Microsoft Outlook, users can action a task from a workflow email message and receive standard event notifications. Additionally, synchronizing a SharePoint task list with Outlook brings K2 worklist items into Outlook, allowing users to take action on outstanding tasks without switching to a different application.

K2 blackpearl can use custom Microsoft InfoPath 2007 form templates to gather workflow data and capture workflow activities. In addition, K2 blackpearl allows customers to build comprehensive process applications using InfoPath forms. The associated data on an InfoPath form is contextualized into the K2 blackpearl process, allowing complex logic, data lookup and business decision-making based on user input and line-of-business (LOB) system integration. This is a significant advancement from simple document routing and list-based approvals.

The K2 Designer for Visio enables workflow design using new or existing drawings, independent of the stencils used to create the drawing.


Published on January 8, 2008