As a keen workflow person, I was excited to install a new version of Nintex Workflow for SharePoint 2013.
The install instructions are very straight-forward :
- Run the installer
- Deploy solutions
- Activate Features
- Configure Database
- Import Licence file
** This hasn’t changed much from the 2010 version – it’s a quick 15-20 minute job – WITH coffee.
The new user interface is fairly ‘washed out’ – mainly due to all the WHITE within SharePoint.
I actually had a “WTF” moment – with this screen shot – wondering “what is the Commit column ??”.
Workflow Variables (2013) :
It makes more sense when you look at the “OLD” screen – in SharePoint 2010 :
Workflow Variables (2010) :
Aaaah – it’s part of the RIBBON – not the LIST. *facepalm*
I had another issue when I first installed Nintex 2013 – with this error :
The file ‘/_layouts/15/Seattle.master’ does not exist.
It turns out to be that I’m using the SharePoint 2013 “Preview” – not RTM version.
The default Master Page has been renamed – and Nintex 2013 is looking for “seattle.master”.
As a simple hack – NOT SUPPORTED (use at own risk) – I did the following :
- Opened Windows Explorer
- Change to C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\Web Server Extensions\15\TEMPLATE\LAYOUTS
- Take a copy of v15.master
- Name the new copied file as seattle.master
As stated – THIS IS A DODGY HACK – and I’m only doing on a DEV/PLAY virtual machine – using ‘SharePoint 2013 Preview’.
Good luck with the new Nintex Workflow 2013 – it looking very much the same as Nintex Workflow 2010 – but for SharePoint 2013.