Why Cloud App Model is helping Sharepoint to grow?
Why Cloud App Model is helping
SharePoint to grow?
Introducing Cloud fondness
Recently, SharePoint conference was held in Las Vegas. Jared Spataro GM of Microsoft
Office talked over the rising fondness of Cloud at the conference. It was also highlighted by
Microsoft that 60% of top Fortune 500 companies made Office 365 their first choice. It has
been quite a long journey from the perspective of Microsoft with this flagship product and
with the eye on future they have loaded the Cloud version with all the perks. A fact-sheet
has been shared by findwise.com, according to which almost 250K requests/second are
recorded in Office 365. Another market analysis report presented by Radicati Group on
usage of Microsoft SharePoint shows that one-fourth of the users who have been associated
with SharePoint deployment in 2013 are fan of Cloud based version.
Cloud App Model Tale
Adding any unique feature in the SharePoint was a hectic task which called for installing
the code in server up to 2010. It was much dependent on trust factor and the IT
departments used to rely on the fact that nothing bad would happen to the server
environment. The sandbox solution was there with the 2010 version of SharePoint, but the
inserted code has its limitation. The restriction was laid upon by SharePoint to keep the
server away from any harm. Most of the binding were really tough and hence people didn’t
ever try something apart from the trusted list.
Much alteration has been witnessed in SharePoint 2013 in which the Cloud App Model is
visible. In this newer version, the applications are not limited to in-house sever
environment only but can be based in any server and that too anywhere. Will all these
modifications in the list, SharePoint offers a way to give sole authority to app while
accessing the SharePoint remotely and getting the flexibility of implementing level which
their owner has assigned.
Companies & agencies associated with SharePoint development in India have already been
making the most of these features and using the SharePoint 2013 for wide implementation
length. Just make sure that the company you have selected has experienced Cloud app
model professionals in its team.
Reason for Present Popularity
Quite a few might advocate that there is not much need of digging deep into the past of
SharePoint history, but without the right understanding, evaluation of the modification
can't be properly made. In the 2010 version, the customization part of applications was
done through solution files (.wsp). This saw a change in the shape of sandbox solutions.
Let’s now focus on some of the vital features that make the 2013 version stand out from the
crowd and once again proved that Microsoft is the game changer.
1. The freshness of Cloud App Model: The whole perspective of user experience has
seen a change. Microsoft has made it a point to change the path of experience delivery to
users from any origination taking the help from the new Cloud app model. What is this all
about? It’s just that all the apps in SharePoint are stand-alone and can be accessed,
monitored and used independently. Any data updating has now become really easy with
the apps present for performing the task.
2. Follows Web Standards Stringently: All web standards are covered up with the
2013 version. HTML, PHP, ASP.NET; all support the Cloud based app model. Much
support has been shown towards the developer’s community with this feature.
3. Remote Apps with full safety: Security is of highest importance in this new app
model keeping the app separate from the domain itself.
As always, Microsoft has offered once again a gem of solution in the form of SharePoint
2013. As this is the age of app & platforms like mobile and tablets, something befitting was
most needed. Above all, the independence of app from the home-server will push it to new
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