Workflows have changed in the latest release of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013. Being one of the widely used components of this Microsoft product, Workflows in CRM 2013 have been loaded with new features. Much to our delight (not so much for the developers, but for the business analysts), Workflows in CRM 2013 can now be triggered to execute in synchronous mode; something which we would have always wanted instead of writing Plugins for that. There are plenty more features, so let’s dive into it and explore them!
How Workflow configuration looked in CRM 2011
Following is how the Workflow creation page looked like back in Dynamics CRM 2011.
And these are the options that we had for configuring a workflow in CRM 2011.
How Workflow configuration looks in CRM 2013
Since Workflows in CRM 2013 can be configured to run both in real-time (synchronously) as well as in the background (asynchronously); the configuration page differs for each.
Following is how the configuration page looks like for Asynchronous Workflows.
And this is how the configuration page looks like for real-time or Synchronous Workflows: