Why SharePoint development is great for business


Posted by Faustine Ladeiro-Levent 8 months ago

Customising SharePoint to meet a business’s particular needs takes skill. Yes, the platform comes ready with various templates, but it takes a lot of planning and development to fine-tune them to specific business processes.

That’s where a software developer comes in. Finding solutions by creating custom code and applications, developers work on custom web parts and components development to find a solution.

A Microsoft SharePoint developer is an expert in programming, several development languages, business analytics and information architecture design. Their role is to answer specific needs of a business with the required functionality.

Here are eight essential skills every SharePoint developer needs:

1. Experience and knowledge of SharePoint Designer, Visio, PowerShell and Visual Studio.

2. Knowledge of different programming languages including ASP.NET, C#, CSS, HTML5, JavaScript and jQuery.

3. Knowledge of which out-of-the-box tools are available – they offer the perfect way to save time and money compared to coding from scratch.

4. A focus on user experience. Specifically, understanding how end-users access information and work with the platform and applying that to the customisation process.

5. Creation of web parts.

6. Rest API for advanced features and smarter customisation.

7. Working closely with the client – communicating and collaborating to meet their specific needs.

8. Knowledge of an industry, business processes and business analysis to create a custom solution that boosts efficiency.

SharePoint is the fastest selling Microsoft solution, with around 20,000 new users coming to the platform every day (that’s more than seven million new users each year).

Its appeal as an all-in-one solution that integrates flawlessly with other Microsoft products isn’t lost on business. Uptake of the cloud hosting option will continue to grow and SharePoint development will remain in demand.

As the number of businesses using SharePoint grows, so too does the demand for SharePoint developers.

Are you looking to start or progress your career as a SharePoint developer? At Hunter Charles we help match SharePoint professionals with businesses – and vice versa. Get in touch with the team today to find out how we can help you find your perfect match.


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