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Nikander & Margriet on SharePoint

Web PI for getting WAW

On SPC 2012, we saw a presenter use the Microsoft Web Platform Installer (Web PI) tool to get the latest version of Windows Azure Workflow (WAW), a required component if you want to run SharePoint 2013 workflows (btw, those workflows are not available for SharePoint Foundation), so we checked it out at http://www.microsoft.com/web/downloads/platform.aspx. Apparently, the tool is appalicious or apptastic or something, and makes getting the latest version of a wide range of components really easy.

If you take a closer look at the picture, you might notice that getting the latest version is a relative thing, since it’s still showing the beta versions. This will lead to problems later when running the Register-SPWorkflowService  cmdlet like this:

Register-SPWorkflowService –SPSite “http://myserver/mysitecollection” –WorkflowHostUri “http://workflow.example.com:12291” –AllowOAuthHttp

It will look for the v1.0 version of the Workflow client assembly, instead of v2.0. For now, it’s better to download WAW by searching for it and not do it via Web PI.

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