K2 releases Oracle Connector

K2 update 4.6.1 released recently includes an Oracle Service object. This extends K2’s reach to Oracle databases. This service object allows you to create SmartObjects from Oracle database objects much like the Dynamic SQL Service object. Find out more about it here and if you are keen to connect to Oracle using SmartObjects do apply this update.

After applying this update make sure that you have installed the Oracle OLEDB driver for your version of Windows. Then restart the K2 service. You can now use the SmartObjects tester tool and you are up and away talking to Oracle :)

Check this demo video on the Oracle Service

Also, starting with K2 4.6.1, there is only one installer which can be used for clean and upgrade installations. The installer always contains the latest update.

K2 wins best of TechEd 2012

K2 has been announced as the winner for the second time in a row at TechEd. K2 is the Best of Tech·Ed North America “SharePoint Development” product for 2012 and 2011. Very excited! Well done K2. Keep innovating around SharePoint Process Automation.

Coding against K2’s SharePoint Services

When we want to manipulate SharePoint objects from within K2, dropping into code is sometimes the best option.

K2 uses its own web services to work with SharePoint and these are the ones actually used by its SharePoint event wizards.

We can also use them to get things done to our requirements. I have used them with great success over few years now.

The following server event code guarantees to update meta data fields of any list item (document, docset, list item, etc)

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Capture Knowledge with K2…

K2 and KnowledgeLake are collaborating to offer integrated solutions for Microsoft SharePoint users in the areas of Accounts Payable, Employee Onboarding, Contract Management and Insurance Claims. The two companies announced earlier this week their strategic partnership, integrating business process management (BPM) with enterprise content management (ECM) on the Microsoft platform. jEyLaBs is excited see Capture based solutions becoming easier to build and integrate with SharePoint Workflow applications.

check out this CMS wire article