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LinkedIn-Logo-02CorasWorks runs a community on the LinkedIn business network to help our customers learn more about what’s going on at CorasWorks, how to get more from our products and services, and connect with other users to leverage the expertise and experience of the community as a whole. If you’re a CorasWorks customer or user and want to participate and learn more, just pop over to the LinkedIn community (sign up with LinkedIn if you’re not already a user…a great professional service in it’s own regard) and come join us! The link below will guide the way…look for you there!

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Designing Dashboards for SharePoint

One of the most common features in solutions we receive requests for at CorasWorks is dashboarding capability. No matter how much work you do, there are always metrics to be measured, reviewed, and shared. This is one of several reasons we’ve added the Dashboard Canvas to the CorasWorks Application Designer, our new tool for Visual Application Design.

By using a drag and drop interface combined with the power of the CorasWorks Report Canvas, dashboards like this can be built in a matter of minutes:

We had a very popular webcast on Wednesday of this week about not only dashboarding but the Application Designer as a whole and what you can do with it when it comes to building SharePoint based solutions. It’s always a mixed blessing when an event generates so much interest that you have to turn people away because there are too many in attendance. For those who may have missed out, I’ve included a link at the bottom to the recording of the webcast so you can learn more.

Dashboards are just one of the many ways you can empower your SharePoint solutions using CorasWorks. If you’re curious about what else CorasWorks can do, drop me a line and we’ll talk.

CorasWorks Application Designer Webcast

Visual application building in SharePoint is as much art as science

Application Designer CanvasIf you spend your time building solutions on SharePoint as I do, I’m sure you’ll agree there are far too many mouse clicks involved.  Click to open a page, click to add a webpart, click to configure said web part, click to test, click to change again, and so on.  All of this clicking is getting we business users nowhere fast.  It’s time to change the game.

A visual tool gives us the ability to see, imagine, and create.  Add a new page for data, drag it to where you want it, change your mind, and drag it again.  Fluid motion.  Creative inspiration.  Configuration of solutions within hours rather than days.  The Visual Application Designer from CorasWorks is where the art of creativity meets the science of SharePoint to aid you in delivering solutions.

It’s time to stop clicking and start solving.

A Change is in the Air

Big things are happening at CorasWorks.  Big things.  The kinds of things making a difference in how you build solutions and solve problems at work.  Yes, that kind of big.  You see, CorasWorks has changed the landscape when it comes to building solutions on SharePoint.

The CorasWorks Application Designer is all about taking the feature rich world of the CorasWorks platform and putting it in the hands of power users, ready to produce business and organizational solution in a timely and effective manner.  You have always been able to leverage the power and simplicity of CorasWorks features in your SharePoint sites, but now it’s easier than ever before.

The Application Designer takes CorasWorks and SharePoint features and adds a visual design canvas plus drag and drop efficiency to building single site solutions.  But the power doesn’t end there.  Even though the Application Designer focuses on single sites, the CorasWorks Solution Platform which makes all this possible still provides that tried and tested aggregation across multiple sites, site collections, and beyond.

We’re dedicating this blog to sharing more about the Application Designer over the coming months.  If you’re already a CorasWorks customer, make sure you contact us so you can get your copy of the Application Designer installed and running.  If you’re not a customer yet (what ARE you waiting for?) contact us and we’ll get you on the path to building SharePoint based solutions using CorasWorks in no time.

To help you understand more about what the Application Designer can do for you, I’m going to run a five part series right here on how to build your own Task Tracker using the Application Designer.  By the time you read the last post you’ll be able to have your own Task Tracker up and running in just a couple of hours.  This is only the beginning.  After the Task Tracker we will release more Solution Samples; starter kits of directions to build your own solutions of various types and needs.

Keep checking back here or follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn to stay in the loop as we explore the power and capability that is the CorasWorks Application Designer.

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