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Vir­tusa hosts first SharePoint Fo­rum meet­ing for 2014

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Vir­tusa SL-ATC hosted the first meet­ing of the Sri Lanka SharePoint Fo­rum for 2014 at the Vir­tusa Au­di­to­rium, re­cently. The au­di­ence con­sisted of over 50 SharePoint spe­cial­ists and IT pro­fes­sion­als from around the coun­try.

Pra­bath Fon­seka, Mi­crosoft Most Valu­able Pro­fes­sional ( MVP) and Leader of the user g ro u p, opened the fo­rum while SharePoint Ar­chi­tects at Vir­tusa, She­han Peruma and Amal Abey­gu­nawar­dana made in­sight­ful pre­sen­ta­tions on new fea­tures of SharePoint 2013.

Amal spoke on ‘Im­prove­ments to BCS in SharePoint 2013’ elab­o­rat­ing on the ar­chi­tec­ture, evo­lu­tion and im­prove­ment in BCS, in­clud­ing code walk­throughs and demo, while She­han, in his pre­sen­ta­tion ‘Search Driven Pub­lish­ing in SharePoint 2013’, demon­strated how qual­ity search-driven so­lu­tions can be built into SharePoint por­tals.

The dis­cus­sion took an in­ter­est­ing turn as two vol­un­teers from the au­di­ence shared their ex­pe­ri­ences on the use of SharePoint in their projects for which they were awarded with cool tech gear. In ad­di­tion to host­ing the event, Vir­tusa also spon­sored gift packs which were handed out to par­tic­i­pants who were able to an­swer ques­tions asked by the pre­sen­ters.

The Sri Lanka SharePoint Fo­rum is a user group of SharePoint pro­fes­sion­als from around the coun­try which meet ev­ery month to dis­cuss var­i­ous fea­tures of the tech­nol­ogy and share suc­cess sto­ries, knowl­edge and ex­per­tise. Their aim is to en­rich and build the SharePoint com­mu­nity in Sri Lanka and con­trib­ute to the de­vel­op­ment of the wider IT in­dus­try of the coun­try.

SharePoint is a sim­ple and user-friendly web ap­pli­ca­tion plat­form de­vel­oped by Mi­crosoft, which en­ables or­gan­i­sa­tions to man­age and pro­vi­sion mul­ti­ple in­tranet, In­ter­net and ex­tranet por­tals. It also pro­vides rich doc­u­ment man­age­ment, busi­ness in­tel­li­gence, so­cial net­work­ing and in­for­ma­tion in­te­gra­tion ca­pa­bil­i­ties. Over the years, in­ter­est in SharePoint has grown at a phe­nom­e­nal rate among techies and busi­ness users alike.

 ??  ?? She­han Peruma from Vir­tusa speak­ing about ‘Search Driven Pub­lish­ing in SharePoint 2013’
She­han Peruma from Vir­tusa speak­ing about ‘Search Driven Pub­lish­ing in SharePoint 2013’

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