This thing is SO cool. Using this tool you can create simple sign-off type linear workflows without having to write any code!
I have a customer that wants to allow any users to enter new project proposals. Then they want to require that a member of a certain security group approves before it moves to the next stage. Then in that stage some more information gets added and then again members of a specific group need to approve before it moves to the next stage.
This tool walks you through setting up this exact scenario without even having Visual Studio installed! Sure you need Visual Studio and developer skills to do the complex stuff but this makes sure that you can do the nice clean linear ones by yourself.
So here is how to install the tool and then use it to create a workflow for the scenario above.
Now we can use this new tool to create our workflow. But first remember that you need to have created your stages and PDPs first. The tool will be asking you to place your stages in a specific order and then setup several properties for them that will control how the workflow will work. So, you need to set them up first.
The main page for the solution starters also has links for some great videos. Two that walk through the different elements of the solution starters in general. Then four others that do detailed code walkthroughs.
Check this thing out. It could save you a HUGE amount of time and trouble if you need a simple workflow.