CorasWorks Announces New Version of Its Software Platform for Microsoft SharePoint 2013
CorasWorks Software Platform v11.3 Leverages SharePoint 2013, Expands Mobile and Browser Support, Adds Significant Performance Improvements, and Includes Other Key Features
Reston, Va. – June 27, 2013 – CorasWorks Corporation, a global leader in work management solutions and applications on the Microsoft SharePoint platform, today announced a new version of the CorasWorks Software Platform for Microsoft SharePoint. This new version— v11.3— runs natively on Microsoft SharePoint 2013 and includes features and capabilities to address changes relevant to and driven by SharePoint 2013. Version 11.3 also expands browser support to include Internet Explorer 10, Google Chrome (including Chrome on Android), and the Apple iOS, enabling iPad users to leverage business solutions built on SharePoint. It also includes several new features and significant improvements in performance.
“Since SharePoint 2003, we’ve been providing one of the most comprehensive and cost-efficient application development platforms for Microsoft SharePoint,” said Dan Naselius, Chief Operations Officer at CorasWorks. “And now, with this version, we are moving our platform into the new world of SharePoint 2013 and IE 10, and have added an entirely new Application Service API to support the rich client-side development in SharePoint 2013. We’ve also mobile-enabled the Platform to bring our rich business solutions to mobile tablets so organizations are never disconnected from their critical business information."
The CorasWorks Software Platform is an integrated set of features, capabilities, and services designed to facilitate and streamline the development, customization, and maintenance of SharePoint-based solutions. Customers currently use the Platform for a variety of solutions, including Task, Team, and Project Management; Request Management; Business Processes; and Dashboards, Reporting, and Visibility.
One of the key new features of Version 11.3 is the introduction of the CorasWorks Application Service (CAPS). CAPS is a major step forward in the configuration of simple-to-complex solutions on SharePoint. Through CAPS organizations can significantly enhance application performance and simplify application architectures. With CAPS, organizations can improve the performance of their SharePoint solutions by up to 400%, simply by stepping up from the traditional connected web part model to the new functionality of CAPS. This new CAPS-powered architecture supports JSON, HTML, and XML outputs and provides the additional benefit of simplified design and easier troubleshooting for application projects.
In addition to improving the performance of SharePoint and the improved solution architecture, CAPS offers a collection of other capabilities that can be leveraged for more powerful and effective applications. For example, with CAPS, Claims-based authentication can be implemented without requiring ADFS in the SharePoint environment.
Supporting the XSLT 2.0-capable processor on SharePoint 2010/2013 is a major addition to the CorasWorks Software Platform and, in combination with CAPS, significantly improves the ability to analyze data and generate dynamic displays. Not only does the newer processor perform faster, but writing XSL and achieving the desired output is easier. All the issues associated with XSLT 1.0 are no longer a concern. The new processor adds better, more straightforward support for grouping, expanded data types including Dates and Times, the ability to define custom functions within XSL, a vast collection of new, built-in functions, and more.
Another key, new feature of Version 11.3 is a Document Check-in/Check-out and Versioning capability for document libraries. As with all other CorasWorks features and capabilities, the Document Check-in/Check is not limited to a single document library, but instead works across multiple libraries, sites, and site collections.
“Document Check-in/Check-out is a very popular feature with many of our customers who are doing document management-type solutions and activities,” said Naselius. “With this, you can apply document check-in/check-out to any of the documents you see within a display, regardless of where those documents come from. It’s another expansion and use of our trade-marked ‘roll up’ technology. Now you have the ability to roll up documents across your environment, present them to your users, and apply document check-in/check-out...all from the same display.”
“This is truly a customer-driven release,” said Naselius. “Before leaping into the SharePoint 2013 world, we wanted to hear from our customers and prospects and understand what they thought of SharePoint 2013 and what their plans were for it. We listened and have now put a product into the market that addresses those needs and further propels us down the path created by Microsoft with SharePoint 2013."
CorasWorks is a global leader in work management solutions and applications on the Microsoft SharePoint platform. We leverage our award-winning software products and a deep, talented professional services team to deliver solutions in one-fifth the time and half the cost of custom development or off-the-shelf alternatives. Our customers span the commercial, Federal, and association/non-profit markets. They trust CorasWorks to deliver business solutions on SharePoint in less time, at less cost, and with less risk. CorasWorks is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner headquartered in Reston, Va. For more information, visit www.corasworks.net.