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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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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.

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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, or: 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 PowerApps and Microsoft Flow are also the integration 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 20, 2016 in SharePoint development

 

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Top ways to make the SharePoint lovable for your users

Have your ever wondered why most of the people prefer to use SharePoint for their activities? With the new enhanced features and the latest version, it is replaced with the external tools for the user enhancement. But still, there are some group of people who would not like to use the SharePoint for their daily activities as they might be unaware of the usefulness that it provides. Developers must check out some handy points listed below, which will make your users aware of using the SharePoint in their daily activities. You must check out this full piece of information as it may boost the SharePoint adoption in a short term.

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SharePoint Training

If the people do not have a better understanding of how does the SharePoint works, users simply won’t be able to see the real value of SharePoint. Many training videos are available which makes the user “want” for SharePoint in their daily activities.

A good branding

Users are always attracted by the popular brands and it’s generic. Like most of the things, SharePoint users are more attracted to the SharePoint platform if they think that the platform is appealing and beautiful and useful to them. It would be harder to hit the SharePoint if it was as cute as puppies. You can find someone who can make a great design for your SharePoint. You can also hire professional SharePoint designers which are worth it.

Keep clean SharePoint

We always know that messy thing makes always a negative experience. Same in the case with the SharePoint users. Preferably SharePoint developers must use third party tools like Sharegate to ensure that everything is going on the right track especially reporting and auditing. And you must also ensure to fix the bugs as soon as they appear.

Build good information architecture

It is quite simple that, if your SharePoint information architecture is logical, it would be much easier to use. When something is easy to use and you know where the content is flowing, your users will definitely adopt SharePoint platform faster and less resistance.

Ask what the user want?

It is always necessary to take the feedback from the users. After all, they user the SharePoint every day. The best way to make fall in the love with SharePoint is to regularly ask what are the things they wish to look in the SharePoint, what they like and dislike. Just like a regular relationship.

Be patient

You must always be patient when you want people to like your product. Do not over push. It leads to a negative impression. It usually takes the time to adopt something. If you think, SharePoint is user-friendly, you will always get the positive result.

Retrospection

Do you like SharePoint environment? You might have some issues, but you may not get the time to realize those issues. Take some time out and note down everything a good or bad. This may attract the users to use the enhanced services of SharePoint.

 
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Posted by on September 16, 2016 in SharePoint development

 

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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.

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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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New survey revealed SharePoint collaboration difficulties

According to a new research released by the information management analyst AIIM, many SharePoint projects have failed to meet the expectations of the users, while similar projects have stalled.

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It was found that around 66% people were not satisfied with the features of SharePoint. The main issue was that people are finding very hard to use the products of Microsoft.

Around 75% people argued that SharePoint implementation has no mobile support and rest of the people commented that it is very much irritating and frustrating for the user as it has a lack of mobile support. The ability to ‘distribute documents in a controlled way’ was seen as important for nine out of 10 polled.

The chief analyst of AIIM quoted that, there is a sure need of some high improvements on SharePoint. He additionally explained that less than 2% people reported that the SharePoint improvements would benefit in new SharePoint 2016. Moreover, he also added that enterprise has got the great opportunity to maximize the return value by increasing the SharePoint capabilities. And hence, it would also enhance the process of engagement beyond the limits of a sky.

Due to increase in the engagement of the mobile device, it would improve the productivity and operational efficiency. It also enables the employees of the organization to interact at anytime and anywhere.

SharePoint is, of course, the main element of the Microsoft’s portfolio but improvements are always must especially when there are many negative feedbacks. Another software provider name Harmon came into existence in September by launching one product which set ups the goal to integrate with SharePoint and Outlook to provide a repository for faster emails and beefier efforts with documents such as approvals and contracts. The study revealed by AIIM that, most of the people polled for not using the SharePoint for email management.

 
 

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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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How custom SharePoint applications having streamlined business operation?

SharePoint development allows SharePoint developers to deliver solutions and prototypes fast. Although built on top of ASP.NET, the platform has its unique challenges. The issue that arises early in a SharePoint project is how to best interact with other systems. Since the platform is a composite app platform, viewing the architecture of SharePoint from the web app level is the easiest way of going about it.

Not many people are aware that SharePoint development is very good in streamlining the annoying little processes. It is a collaborative software program with six parts to it. These parts include collaboration, personalization and portals, search, business processes and forms, enterprise content management and business intelligence. The main goal of the platform is to build a company intranet. SharePoint developers are in great demand as most businesses now incorporate SharePoint into their business daily processes.


SharePoint development has a lot of features that are found in various software tools like InfoPath, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Project and Browsers. Each has its own methods and functions to deal with creation of document and management process. Specific apps in the MS Office suite do not incorporate well with others, thus the answer is SharePoint, which could help a business to organize data from various elements into one point of action. This is what makes SharePoint different. There are various services that SharePoint developers could offer to meet business needs.

To acquire a working understanding of SharePoint, the easiest way to do is to look at websites. The sites are the central storage points where you could build a series of features that various users could work with. Over the years, SharePoint has evolved to include social networking features, Web 2.0 capacities and an increasing number of third-party plug-ins and add-ons. SharePoint is one of Microsoft’s most successful products. It is important to note that the platform is not a single program but a platform. It is a server product, meaning that you do not install in on your own laptop or desktop. Instead, it is installed on the back end systems and shared across a network.

SharePoint essentially could create websites and helps you collaborate and provides you a central place for storing and searching content. Moreover, it also helps in building and discovering business insights. Should you decide that SharePoint is what your business requires; the next step for you is to plan carefully. Keep in mind that working with SharePoint is a long-term process that would not really end since the platform grows with your business organization.

Below are some of the tips to make the most out of SharePoint:

1. Use MySPC which is a scheduling tool that lets you enter or update personal profile, identify sessions you would like to attend, connect with other attendees, fill out session evaluations and schedule meetings.

2. Choose Activities, Sessions and Parties early on. Make certain that you review the sessions now and use MySPC then start identifying which ones you want to attend.

3. Join in Pre & Post conference trainings. Aside from the ample sessions the conference offers, there are also opportunities for deeper training before and after the conference.

4. Engage with the community where you could acquire ample opportunities to rub elbows and exchange ideas with community members, leaders and other key players in the SharePoint community.

5. Harness the power of social media to keep you connected throughout the conference. Make sure you sign up for Twitter.

Click here to read a pdf that covers more tips and tricks of SharePoint.

 

 

 
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Posted by on May 16, 2014 in Business, Technology

 

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