I am helping design a workflow scenario for SDL Tridion 2011 where an activity or decision should change based on time, similar to this question: Tridion 2011 Workflow thread life
Rather than suspending activities, I've seen and may recommend a manual activity assigned to a (non-authoring) group. This gives us a way for some external process or application to "resume" workflow by finishing that activity.
- I can recommend an upgrade to SDL Tridion 2013, but is there another approach to time-dependent activities with Tridion 2011?
- In the Content Manager Explorer we can schedule publishing. Is that a CM-side process and is there any open API or way to possibly use it in workflow? I haven't seen anything to suggest this is available.