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SharePoint Development Company provides consulting and developing services

SharePoint is indeed a cool platform for business. Over the years, it has matured, adding new features for it to compete in the enterprise collaboration, ECM, social and intranet. A SharePoint development company provides consulting as well as developing services and solutions to boost business efficiency. It is the social and collaboration platform of Microsoft, used by four out of five Fortune 500 companies, with more than 125 million users.


SharePoint experts in India have extensive experience in the application of visual designs to the platform, which range from ‘out-of-the-box’ to ‘boilerplate’. Part of the SharePoint consultant roles and responsibilities is to regularly develop different SharePoint environments that include extranets, public websites, intranets and custom apps. In every case, there’s a certain business requirement that sets the customization level, most importantly the level of form over function. Services providers understand the value that companies place in their brand. Understanding the uniqueness and complexities of SharePoint branding and development helps make them experts in this field.

SharePoint is a platform, which helps many enterprises in simplifying their day-to-day activities. Furthermore, it also includes efficient working and the flair of transparency for the company. Most employees and workers find it very simple to work with it since it boosts collaboration between them within the organization. When deciding to take up the platform for a business, there are several things to take into account before hiring a SharePoint development company.

Tips in choosing SharePoint Consulting services in India.

1. Past experience. Appraising the past experience of the SharePoint service provider would definitely help make a better choice. This is because one could figure out if the type of work that the firm does that would suit the company. The consultancy expertise reveals the top development methodologies and practices that help in the decision making process. Check out a few project profiles and studies. These would help determine the types of ventures that the provider usually undertakes and understand the challenges it helps to overcome. Knowledge and process gained from years of creating solutions for various industry verticals would only help the project.

2. Observance of Quality Norms. When trusting a consultancy, ensure to have high quality end result. It will validate the enterprise process, together with promising seamless integration of the platform within the organization. Dedicated experts of the platform could thoroughly observe quality practices and help the business to smoothly function. Effective collaboration is a given when ensuring the quality of the process is upheld, together with all other IT policies.

3. Only hire certified professionals. It is imperative to trust only Microsoft Technology Partners. The certification high lights the provider’s prowess and sets it apart from other offshore developers.

4. List of past clients. Checking out the various costumers served by the consultancy firm is a must. This could be done by reviewing the website of the provider. It would help have a great idea regarding domain expertise, which is vital to determine that they have truly worked on comparable ventures to the company. It also speak volumes about quality of service and efforts, along with other facts. Aside from this, the past success with other organizations make one more confident in entrusting the service provider.

5. Extensive SharePoint knowledge. This is a must for any organization dealing with this specific app. For this field, excellence is paramount. While choosing a provider to outsource a project, keep in mind to check whether the firm is well-versed in a couple of aspects, such as Microsoft SharePoint Consulting and SharePoint support and maintenance.

6. High skills. Ensure that the team of SharePoint specialists is highly skilled and could be easily dealt with when it comes to development issues and could make the most out of the native capabilities of the platform, rather than losing away the chance of having total advantage of the capabilities. Proficient developers could integrate the options provided by native SharePoint.

7. Guide on how the technology works. An effective service provider is one that could guide the client company how the technology works and how one could derive benefits of the app to boost the business. Also, it should support and guide in the license procurement process. Moreover, it should also keep the company informed on the right tool in the app that could be beneficial to any organization.

Innovative SharePoint professionals in India are outfitted adequately with standard tools and advanced technical skills to provide outstanding services. Depending on the different requirements of esteemed clientele, the service providers offer various development services.

Such services could include the following:

A. SDPS or Deployment Planning Services. It developed a deployment plan with countless possibilities with the platform. Best practices are integrated to minimize costs and risks of deployment planning.

B. Site branding. Puts the best efforts to give a professional look and feel to different client sites. The team has great expertise when it comes to using numerous techniques for web promotion as well as branding, including custom themes and custom site templates development.

C. Custom web parts development. Experts have vast innovative skills to deliver web part services to considerably boost the capabilities of the platform.


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Minrole improvements in SharePoint 2016 Feature Pack

Recently, at Ignite Microsoft revealed many announcements for the new versions of Windows, security offerings, extensive functionality and many more. Several things were announced and the improvements to be made are kind of significant.


The functionality of MinRole in a SharePoint 2016 makes sure to manage its own court by running the services where it is supposed to be and unexpected not running where they were supposed to be. Roles are defined like Web Front End, Application, Search or Distributed Cache and you can assign one of them and once a day SharePoint server were running on that server to ensure that they could do the jobs you expected them to do. As long as each roles are assigned, you should have 100% functionality covered.

The feature MinRole is added to the list of the SharePoint from the Microsoft’s own hosting experience. When there is a large pool as Online SharePoint you need the guidance of keeping the lights on and MinRole is yet another thing that made everything possible. Microsoft would spin up each roll in any possible way as it is engaged in maintenance or cycling machines.

MinRole has a much better design and other extensive functionalities than execution. But the negative thing is that, it requires the number of servers. SharePoint online is manageable when you are running your own farm but when you own a small shop it’s an entire different story.

Hence, people opted for the custom MinRole, which means you can run whatever you want on the server. The Shared Role is yet another cherry on the top for this extensive functionality. It maintains its complete flexibility in FP1 and also can shuffle the role for more options.

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Posted by on November 29, 2016 in SharePoint development


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New reports for SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business and Exchange Online driven by Microsoft

Microsoft recently announced three new reports for the SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business and Exchange Online, which would give the better insights about what are the user’s perspective of using SharePoint and Office 365. Microsoft is also planning to add the activity reports for the Office 365 Groups, Yammer groups and much more.

SharePoint Online Activity Report

This new report would provide the insights to the users in your firm to store and collaborate files. You can also check, which users are active on the SharePoint and engaged with the files. If the file is in action which means if it is created, modified, deleted, shared internally or externally- it is considered as active.

One Drive Business Activity Report

This report enabled you to understand, which users are using OneDrive in your organization within Office 365. When this report is already available you would have a holistic view of how your users are leveraging OneDrive to store and collaborate on documents.

MailBox Usage Report

This is all new Mailbox usage report tracks out the email activity report with the complete scenario about how the users are using their mailboxes. It also enables you to evaluate how many mailboxes each user uses and how much storage space is required.

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Posted by on October 17, 2016 in SharePoint development


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SharePoint intranet portal is buzzing. Do you know why?

SharePoint came in buzz right from the 2001 and till now its demand is always growing. In 2001, it was started with the mere file management and in 2003, it was up by adding the web content publishing features. Oracle, Epicentric, Plumtree were the 3 prominent players in the market. And today, Oracle exist amongst the other players. SharePoint is not only the platform for general collaboration, document management but also it is the market leader in both the categories.

SharePoint’s feature and capabilities are extensive

“SharePoint is magical” was shared by Steve Balmer – ex CEO of Microsoft. SharePoint has numerous capabilities like hosting sites, communities for practice, content management, workflow, Social directories, listing and more. SharePoint is connected with all the options, organizations can find a solution that fits their precise business needs. And this is exactly the same case with the SharePoint bit at a high cost. If you are interested in customizing the SharePoint application, it may cost around 100K to 1 million- all and sole depends on the market and scope of the application. In the recent years, SharePoint intranet portals were up with the out of box ideas bringing its cost down drastically.

The future is in the hands of Microsoft

In the beginning of the May 2016, Microsoft launched the latest version of the SharePoint and share their innovative vision. This is of course, that SharePoint is going to impact by the way we work for good. For the rich experience, Microsoft also launched the SharePoint mobile app, SharePoint home in office 365, libraries and list and more. Microsoft Power Apps and Microsoft Flow are also the integration’s added in the announcements. Other upgrades from SharePoint 2013 include a hybrid deployment model that allows organizations to have a part cloud, part on-premise SharePoint deployments. To ensure that, SharePoint users get the same benefits from the SharePoint functionality, Microsoft has reconstructed their hybrid search feature.

Rich Integration with Office 365

Research from the networks shows that the majority of the employees are using the office365 in their organization. And nowadays, Office 365 is the obvious choice in the firms with the power of being integrated with the SharePoint development. Favorite Office 365 integration features includes: exporting task to outlook, editing documents in word, Yammer connectivity for corporate social networking.

The Bottom line

Experts estimate that within few years, SharePoint intranet will move to 80-90% of the organizations using the out-of-box solutions. This is because, they have a good team of developers and designers who are committed to providing the best of the SharePoint and Office 365 while sticking to the modern designs and brands.

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Posted by on September 27, 2016 in SharePoint development, Technology


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Microsoft releases SharePoint framework developer preview

Microsoft recently released the developer’s preview of the SharePoint framework. The SharePoint got the popularity at Microsoft’s release of SharePoint 2016. During that time, Microsoft promised that it would make the work easy for client side share point development. It is also built to have development hooks into the Microsoft Graph, which is the base of Office 365 services.


It was announced that SharePoint Framework is now available for testing purpose. You can check out the initial documentation at the GitHub repository. As it is available for the testing purpose, a tester has to be the tenant of Office 365 developer to use the preview.

SharePoint Framework Plans

Microsoft wishes to update the SharePoint Frameworks very fast. Microsoft announcement explained that the preview which is released has a support for Web Part which includes delivering modern page editing experience, enabling seamless access to the data through Microsoft graph. The announcement also moved on with long-term plans. And it was also stated that the new SharePoint framework would not replace the existing one, but two approaches would be brought quite closer. The Bill Baer – a senior technical product manager for SharePoint stated that this new resource is the additional material for client side SharePoint development. He also added that frameworks were not only used for open source practices but also enables the tools that are used for modern web development.

Preview Highlights

Mike Ammerlaan- a production manager at SharePoint revealed that the developer preview released of the SharePoint Framework is quite at an early stage. The sole goal of the Microsoft Framework is to develop modern web techniques and be more responsive. In traditional times, a high emphasis was put on server-side, and today it is kept as a light-weight. Share Point developers won’t require a specific knowledge of the SharePoint he further added. Microsoft wishes to make it easier for the SharePoint developers to bring any framework in SharePoint, and due to this team has leaned towards the supporting for the open source framework.

Developers preview supports the following :-

• Yeoman tools support for standard starter templates

• Gulp run-time builds support

• SharePoint Workbench support

• New APIs for RESR endpoints when developing a Web Part

Still, Microsoft is working on Visual Stooling tools and today the core focus is on lightweight dev tools. SharePoint Framework will be complementary to add in development model. This add-in tools might be used for iframes to add presentation layers.

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Posted by on September 6, 2016 in SharePoint development


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Announcing the SharePoint Framework Developer’s preview

In one of the events of SharePoint, Microsoft was up with the new customization model which is known as the SharePoint Framework. This led to many murmurs as the bits were enabled to very few bets testers and not much information was provided for the samples and documentation. Developers have taken the wait and see approach as the new model was advertising quite heavily and but there was not much to show.


Hence, the wait is finally over. The SharePoint Framework preview is available on the Github. Check out the following link:- Here you will find some overview of the framework, a walkway to speed up and detailed documentation of the framework APIs.

But, there are some things that you should know before moving toward the code and creating a brand new widget in the SharePoint. Firstly, this is a preview version, you must keep in mind that things may change before the final release. Secondly, if you don’t have commands for creating the web solution outside the visual studio, you must first go through it and develop the learning before going productive. It is important to get mastery with the tools. You will have to boost your speed with the tools like VS Code, Node.js, Yeoman generators, and Gulp. Finally, you need to test the process in the new workbench environment and deploying the assets to CDN’s instead of SharePoint sites. For full fledge knowledge, you need to refer some sites of SharePoint.

With the initial SharePoint Framework release, the SharePoint managers committed for that SharePoint ass-in model. Web Parts for the SharePoint framework are especially good for the project that is implemented by service integrators. SharePoint add-ins are a great way for the variety of other use cases and office store distribution. Hence, due to this, there will be a continuous investment in the SharePoint add-ins. There are the chances to bring add-in model and SharePoint framework together in a near future.

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Posted by on August 24, 2016 in SharePoint development


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What innovations can we expect from SharePoint2016?

From more than a decade, SharePoint has been delivering amazing features and functionalities from small startups to large scale enterprise. Before some years, SharePoint 2013 was released, and Microsoft has shown a vast difference in a lot many things since then, especially in Office 365. However, the IT developers and users are eagerly waiting for the SharePoint 2016.

A key feature of SharePoint 2016 is to concentrate on conveying on-premise deployments and cloud innovations through hybrid deployments of SharePoint Server with Office 365. Some other enhancements in SharePoint 2016 are planned to be available in the second quarter of 2016.

Three key features in which functionalities delivered in SharePoint 2016 are

Improved user experience

Cloud- inspired infrastructure

Compliance and reporting

Improved User Experience

For increasing the effectiveness of the business in any organization, optimized decision making, and maintaining connections are the key points. The most necessary thing at the workplace today is accessing information at one go. Hence, it is expected that SharePoint 2016 will be up with the modified mobile access to applications, content and more.

The end user will see the improvements in the file storage and document collaboration with SharePoint 2016 becoming more and more people – centric. Additionally, due to a hybrid implementation of Office 365 and SharePoint Server 2016, users will find the new improved experience and new capabilities in on-premise deployment.

Moreover, the information which is stored on-premise and cloud environment, users can fetch the similar data easily and quickly with SharePoint 2016 powered by Office Delve and Graph. Additionally, communications can be streamlined by integrating the high enhancing new media like Yammer and Office 365 Video.

Cloud- inspired infrastructure

Reliability, performance, Scaling and more can be improved in SharePoint 2016 by bringing your internal investment to the data center. Due to hybrid scenarios, users will be able to enhance the actual on-premises investment.

It has got the standard set of APIs that will help to enable a broad ecosystem of partners and solutions that move beyond the clouds and on-premises. Support ticket for the user will be more simplified and training would be provided for IT pro in the products like Windows Server, Exchange Server 2016 and the next generation SQL Server.

Compliance and Reporting

SharePoint 2016 is developed with the range of functionalities to give protection to your sensitive data and helps in preventing the data loss. It is also integrated with data encryption compliance tools that cross over on-premises servers and Office 365 ensuring the content that sticks to the policy of the content. This tool is designed because over exposure of data always have legal compliance implications.


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