Microsoft SharePoint based Portal for IS and collaboration within an educational institute.
07/08/2013

ITCube Solutions, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner announced the launch of an information sharing and collaboration Portal for one of their customers, an educational institute in Australia.

Online PR News – 08-July-2013 – 13/9/2013, Pune, MH – ITCube Solutions, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner announced the launch of an information sharing and collaboration Portal for one of their customers, an educational institute in Australia. The solution is designed to create a social and learning engagement platform for students, professors and industry experts to collaborate. Leveraging on the mobility extension offered by Microsoft SharePoint 2013, the information available on this portal can be accessed anytime and anywhere.

The features available in this Portal are customized to address the various processes followed in the institute. Microsoft SharePoint 2013 offers a range of interactive web-parts which enables users with different roles and permissions to share thoughts participate in discussion forums and stay updated with the latest events happening in the institute.

Key features that are available:
Communities and groups based on courses
Course management
Event management
Digital asset management, which includes video based lectures
Notification and alerts for students
Discussion forums
Wiki management
User profile creation and management

Vivek Salunke, EVP Microsoft Practice at ITCube Solutions says, "We had a challenge in getting students from various schools (perusing different courses) on a single platform. The objective was to provide a SSO and display content that is relevant for a particular user. Using the capacity of Microsoft SharePoint 2013 to integrate with ADFS and define user access permission, we could do it. Furthermore our team of SharePoint experts leveraged on the range of webparts that Microsoft SharePoint 2013 offers to create a simple yet a very interactive and informative solution. Today all the students are able to view their assignment scores, check for exam schedule, add these schedules to their email calendar and participate actively in discussions initiated by the course administrators. This is one of ITCube’s enterprise-wide SharePoint Portal implantation and now we are ready to take on any such assignment.’

"SharePoint is a powerful tool for supporting information sharing in a community. But like all tools, the end value depends on how well it has been implemented, configured, designed, and managed to support the needs of the user community.’ Said country Head ITCube Solutions Uday Inamdar, “Our development team did a fantastic job in architecture, design and developing a collaboration platform to address the immediate pain points and the long term vision of the School”

Microsoft SharePoint 2013 is the latest SharePoint enterprise version offered by Microsoft. The solution has a HTML 5 based front-end which allows accessing the portals from a range of browsers, both from PC as well as a mobile devices. The platform enables interaction and collaboration within an organization. Organizations can define their business process work-flows and rules followed within each department and monitor task status at every level. Corporate, Educational institutes, law firm, sales, distribution companies, healthcare groups and government organization should certainly evaluate Microsoft SharePoint 2013 as a platform in their IT initiatives.

About ITCube Solutions
ITCube Solutions is a specialist for creating custom solutions using Microsoft SharePoint and .Net. Based in India, ITCube offers solutions with customized features to portals based on Microsoft SharePoint technology - Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS), Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint 2013.

The custom SharePoint WebPart, and features are completely based on the Microsoft .NET Framework and especially designed to run on top of SharePoint technology and to integrate fluently into the SharePoint user interface.

For almost a decade ITCube Solutions has been known as a trusted partner to customers in worldwide offering consulting and services in the fields of SharePoint, .NET-programming and Business Intelligence. As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, ITCube Solutions offers a broad variety of deep technical knowledge with a focus on customer satisfaction.