Patch for SharePoint Workflow Time-based Activities

June 19, 2007

Today I've been working on a "Early Warning" workflow designed with SharePoint Designer. It is supposed to run on every item change and to suspend itself until few days before item's expiry date (it's just a date column). But, it didn't work as expected.

I remembered reading that there are some glitches in the way Workflow Foundation dehydrates and rehydrates the "sleeping" workflows. There is a patch available at

I downloaded it and it worked like a charm!

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