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WorkFlows – What Are They? – Part 2

One of the uses of workflows is to be able to restart them as needed. In the beginning of previous article, it was mentioned that workflows can be used for “Interruptible activities that can be stopped and re-started”. In this article, we will see the stop and restart feature. To see it in action, let’s bring back our Basic_Workflow program, a good candidate for this because it does a lot of things with only a little code: connects to databases, saves data in files, compresses data, and emails reports.

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WorkFlows – What Are They? “The Book Definition”

WorkFlows – What Are They? – “The Book Definition”

Windows PowerShell Workflows are designed for scenarios where these attributes are required:

  • Long-running activities.
  • Repeatable activities.
  • Frequently executed activities.
  • Running activities in parallel across one or more machines.
  • Interruptible activities that can be stopped and re-started, which includes surviving a reboot of the system against which the workflow is executing.

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