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Whilst probably not of huge interest to many of ourreaders, one greatly hyped XP Developer feature is the ability to createeffective SQL Server- and Exchange-based office workflows.

I personally gave it the once over certainly useful,plenty of document management features here, but incredibly sticky when it comesto setting up through Exchange. Yuck.

Theres also the Digital Dashboard, a new feature thatallows you to build what are effectively customised bulletin boards, a publicbrowser-based page(s) made up of numerous Web Parts. An interestingconcept one that Microsoft has been plugging for a while.

So, useful stuff. But each of these features requires a certain commitment from thestart whilst you may be able to create Smart Tags and Code Libraries on asingle machine, youll need at least one regular machine and a server toexperience the more-advanced Workflow and Dashboard features.

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This article was originally published on November 20, 2002

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