Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)

Virtusa hosts first SharePoint Forum meeting for 2014


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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