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Get to Know About Microsoft SharePoint Applications Model

by Administrator 20. January 2016 05:06


Microsoft SharePoint (SP) has always been a great platform for developing custom web applications. It has been used to create business apps and most of the businesses uses it as customized apps development tool. Since its birth, there have been lots of changes in SP features and currently after 2013 platform update we are able to build apps for SharePoint.


History of SharePoint:

SharePoint is basically a web application platform which was introduced by Microsoft back in 2001. It has been helping out small to large-sized businesses with features and tools like content management, extranet, enterprise social networking, document management and so on. Moreover, it is an integral part of MS Office Suite which is built on .NET framework. Additionally, it has been used prominently for internal business purposes but after the latest update launch of app model it also allows to work on hosted servers and collect information from various geographical locations.

Uses of SharePoint:

One of the major uses of SharePoint is that, it allows all the workers of particular company to stay connected and remain on the loop and collaborate in a synchronized way. Besides, it harmonizes the important information all across the company environment and allow all the authorized users to communicate with each other in an effective manner to ensure their efforts are in total synergy.

Some basic uses of SharePoint:


It is used as an intranet in order to let workers of the company access notifications and alerts related to company’s ins and outs.


It offers a feature to save official documents at a shared location from where all the authorized employees can access it to update or modify the particular data file.


It is used as a CMS (Content Management System) through which you can develop a public site. The site can be accessed by users and with the help of SharePoint you can edit and update contents of the website.

Business Intelligence:

You can access information in a synchronized manner in order to make sure that you can take wise and productive business decisions. Moreover, it offers businesses with effective and easy-to-use data classifications and analytics features which makes it a great business intelligence tool.

Office Integration:

It is incorporated with MS Office which is among its biggest benefits because it makes users to access and update documents in a most convenient manner.


No doubt all of its distinctive features makes it a wonderful platform but, its capability to make customizations in apps according to the business requirements makes it outstanding.  

Get your business together with SharePoint:

By now you would be having an idea about the features and tools of SharePoint, let’s discuss about the ways through which you can integrate it with your own business. The most suitable way would be to acquire services of any reliable web applications development company and inquire them develop a customizable application as per your requirements. Since the number of IT service providers have increased double-folded with the increased dependency on digital marketplace. IT Link Solutions have experts who possesses extensive experience in web application development who are capable of tweaking with SP model and provide you with customized solutions for your business requirements.

Moreover, cloud hosting services that are offered by this platform helps businesses in cutting costs and ultimately making it run flawless in low budget. Therefore, making use of SP for your company is an optimal way to make sure that the tasks are being getting communicated and implemented in a proficient and competent manner.  

The other method of incorporating SP into your business is to build apps on your own. This is feasible for IT firms who possess in-house development team having programming or coding experts in it. However, for non-IT firms the only viable choice is to get services from professional custom software development or SharePoint consulting companies who possess years of experience plus a successful proven track record.

Thus, from today focus on integrating SP to your business in order to reap advantages of this platform as much as you can in order to cut your costs and manage your performance in a better way. Hire SharePoint consultants or software developers for your business needs and sit back and leave the rest to them as they will make things a lot easier than you think!


SharePoint Consulting Services to Get Flattering Values

by Administrator 12. January 2016 02:56

Are you baffled by the complexity of Microsoft SharePoint tools and features? Do you find problems while resolving necessary file sharing processes? Seeking out for a specialist guidance in devising collaboration strategies and web applications publishing? You are definitely in a need of SharePoint consulting services. Currently there exists lots of companies that offers such services who are capable of interacting with you via teleconferences or web sessions in order to simplify and address all your concerns, making SharePoint tools and features easier to understand and assist in resolving annoying issues with your collaboration systems.

Consultants must possess proven track record and extensive experience dealing with various tools and technologies of Microsoft. Moreover, focuses on strategies and systems that are created by Microsoft. Additionally, the service company should have done considerable work on project deployment and designing for customers all around the universe. Other than technological or industrial organizations, govt. organizations and academic institutions are also in dire need of such consultancy services from the experts. Professionals carry out interactive yet productive conferring activities for projects regardless of their nature and size. Besides, you can grab lots of case studies from the website of such services companies that are created from their client activities.


On the contrary, you can also analyze the top-notch list of organizations irrespective of their industry that have previously worked with service providers and find out services quality they received from a particular consultancy company. Ultimately, by following such practices you will be able to identify consultants that are worth getting services from. However, requirements and objectives of each client differs from one another, same goes for the service providers in-terms of conferring strategies. Therefore, conferring services should also have devised varied strategies in order to best fulfill fluctuating needs and issues of clients. Moreover, they should be flexible enough to identify the nature of clients’ business and devise strategies in accordance with their distinctive requirements.

Lastly, do make sure that you get the swift, cost-effective and dedicated services from the consultants. Get such services and make your business the best one among others within your domain. Besides, consultancy companies should help you in optimizing your site’s overall navigation and categorization. Moreover, they should be able to get you most out of Microsoft Outlook integration, business workflows, notifications etc. So that you will be able to create reports with the accurate information in the right manner at the right time. On the other hand, expert level SharePoint consulting services providers will also help you with project deployment, troubleshooting, report creation, system configurations, additional features integrations and other relevant issues that you may face with your business.


SharePoint Electronic Health Record Solutions: An Efficient and More Intuitive Solution

by Administrator 7. January 2016 02:20

Nowadays, it has become imperative for healthcare centers to render outstanding hospitality and that cannot be done without having access to accurate information related to patients. SharePoint Electronic Health Record (EHRs) Solutions previously known as Electronic Medical Record Solutions (EMRs) fulfills such requirements as it consists of a patients’ history database. Hence, facilitates Doctors, Physicians and medical practitioners in dealing with patients in a swift and secure manner. Moreover, it brings together clinics, provincial & regional healthcare institutions, community care centers, hospitals and other medical professionals to provide a comprehensive data about patients’ health history regardless of the geo-location.


IT Link Solutions has been providing medical professionals with top-notch EHR Solutions from the last many years. Moreover, whether it is about implementation, deployment or maintenance we were always there with physicians, laboratories, hospitals, and other healthcare specialists. Additionally, we always relied on recommended technologies and methodologies to offer exceptional user experience.

SharePoint EHR/EMR can be advantageous for you in following ways:  

  • Meaningful Use reporting

Gone are the days when people were supposed to work day and night to create reports by compiling stacks of patient’s records. Now things have changed, with EHRs you can create detailed reports about your client-base within a few moments.  

  •  Clinical Decision Support

By making use of such solutions you can view patients’ charts while dealing with them. Additionally, it provides clinical decision support through which you would be well-informed about the drug interactions before prescribing medicines to patients. Ultimately, you will end up feeling contended and obliged that you rendered best healthcare service to your valued patients.

  • Rich patient summaries

Since you have access to patients’ charts, you can have a look at comprehensive summary  about a particular patient before you are going to see him so that you would have a better idea about his past diseases, medications etc. Additionally, you can take real-time decisions that whether to continue or discontinue a specific medication using pre-populated patient’s lists.

  • Intelligent task management

Now maintain all your clinical and administrative tasks intelligently with the help of an inbox, so that you could spare more time for your patients only and not for the unwanted paperwork. Ultimately, you can increase your efficiency and overall performance.

  • Real-time patient flows

Since it is a cloud web application, which means you can view and analyze your patients flow through their Check-ins/outs. Moreover, you can assess in real-time that how your existing resources are getting used to increase your productivity and efficiency.

  • Drag-and-drop scheduling

The major concern of most of the doctors or physicians all around the world is of appointment and scheduling. EHR lets you do scheduling with simple drag-and-drop option. Now you can remain aware of your client that who you are dealing with and when you are going to see the next. Hence, it improves the collaboration and overall client’s experience.  

  • Web & Mobile App

The best part about this solutions is that, you can manage your scheduling or access all the essential information related to your clients through web application or mobile application. Now, everything is like a cakewalk for you.


There exists so many other fascinating and productive tools and features of SharePoint Electronic Health Record solutions other than aforementioned aspects. In summary, by making use of such sharepoint solutions for medical practices you can render exceptional services to your clients. So stop relying upon old and unproductive methods of dealing with your clients and opt for distinctive yet intelligent solution and make your life easier and simpler.  



SharePoint Reporting Services: Create and Customize your Reports Easily

by Administrator 31. December 2015 04:59


These days the technology has made everything so simple that people can produce, read and share reports with others in a convenient manner. It has always been of utmost importance for businesses to organize, create and distribute reports and other crucial data in order to execute various administrative and business processes in smooth and effective manner. However, if you find creating and customizing reports a daunting task, it is time to get to know more deeply about SharePoint reporting services so that you can start organizing your business in a lucrative manner.



You can get started with MS SharePoint 2013 by configuring a reporting server as a part of SharePoint deployment. The SharePoint reporting services as well as SQL server both of these products aids in integration, ultimately offers benefits in files storage, access and security. Once you are done with configuration, a secure session will get acknowledged with the linked report server. Every time you open up a report the connection will get established and ultimately help you fetch the desired data and you can see the results through SharePoint’s report viewer web part. Therefore, you can make use of content management as well as security systems of SP (SharePoint) to use its document libraries, consequently making the best out of reporting services.

If we talk about the step-by-step process of integration, you can get started with it by following the given below steps:

1.       First of all install SharePoint 2013.

2.       Secondly, install SQL Server 2012 reporting server, indicating the integration mode to be utilized by the reporting server.

3.       Now configure report services, after that install reporting services add-in and configure report server on SharePoint that includes security as well as content type.

4.       Lastly, verify your installation.

Moreover, while working in an integrated mode, the SharePoint reporting services must be connected with databases along with the authorizations to read, modify and implement the content. As the service gets connected with the SP databases, the associated account that is being used to execute the service needs to have changed requirements depending on the connection type. However, there are three ways for deployment.

The first one is by making use of a single server, where all the SharePoint services as well as databases resides on the same server. In second case, the deployment process is distributed among various computers, and SharePoint server and web applications are installed on separate computers whereas, databases on third computer or else on SP server. In last case, the SP report server as well as web applications are deployed on separate systems whereas, SP databases are installed on the report server system. So, it all depends on your requirements, choose a deployment method that suits you the best.

Getting back to SharePoint reporting services, when it is about enhancing the data visualization of KPIs in your reports, you can make use of Report Builder having integration with SQL. As, it offers various useful features that enables you to create maps, data bars and so many other things in order to help you in making meaningful data and reports.



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