The Microsoft Solution Accelerators team recently announced their latest release – Application Approval Workflow. It is now available for beta download!

· Join the Application Approval Workflow Solution Accelerator Beta program now. (Windows Live ID required)

This approval workflow solution takes an application request submitted through the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Application Catalog and transforms it into a System Center 2012 - Service Manager service request, allowing flexible approval lists and activities. 

Key features:

  • Sync Configuration Manager applications data into the Service Manager database.
  • Monitor and transport Configuration Manager Application Catalog requests requiring approval to Service Manager and open a service request.
  • Return the completed approval workflow status to Configuration Manager for handling
  • Allow administrators to define and maintain application selection criteria for specific applications or application groups and specific users or user groups.
  • Track service application requests and view application catalog contents in Service Manager.
  • Extend your application approval process. End users can easily request applications on-demand using the Configuration Manager Application Catalog directly or via redirection from the Service Manager Self-Service Portal. Application requests requiring approval will be routed to Service Manager where custom approver lists and activities can be configured based on user and application properties.  
 

Join the Application Approval Workflow Solution Accelerator Beta.

Take part in the survey—tell us what you think and be eligible for our sweepstakes giveaway! (For Microsoft FTE employees, please review the Sweepstakes rules)

Test-drive our release and send us your constructive feedback through the Connect site. We value your input; this is the perfect opportunity to be heard.   This Sweepstakes starts at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time (PT) on 03/30/2012, and ends at 11:59 p.m. PDT on 04/15/2012, ("Entry Period").

Sweepstakes giveaway!

WINNER SELECTION AND PRIZES

Around the close of the entry period, we will randomly select six (6) winners to receive one of the following prizes:

One (1) Grand Prize.  An Xbox® 360 console with Kinect™.

Approximate Retail Value (ARV) US$300.00.

Five (5) Second Prizes. Amazon gift cards.

Approximate Retail Value (ARV) US$50.00

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