Envision completed a SharePoint project for Marcone Supply, the nation’s largest appliance parts, heating and cooling, and property maintenance supply distributor in the USA. Activities included:
Established a SharePoint instance to host the following documents:
- Set up a team-oriented web portal for hosting the company's IT document library
- Created lists of in-house applications, master projects, and many supporting lists such as deployment environments and application types
- Created an InfoPath form for managing business requirements using a customized list hosted in SharePoint
- Created a Wiki site used as a knowledge base
- Set up an IT Calendar of Events
- Set up links to important intranet resources
Established a Team Foundation Server. Consolidated the source code for 70 applications across four SourceSafe instances into the TFS Server.
Upgraded applications to Visual Studio 2010 and created builds for applications with high deployment frequencies.
Established a test environment. Arranged the installation of a local server to host test copies of the production database, Windows services, web applications and smart-client content.
Developed enhancements to existing applications:
- Images2008 - automated the FTP download and parsing of appliance parts images metadata
- Master files - created jobs to export master lists of products and warehouse bin locations
- Project Consolidate - completed modifications to user-interface and web-service applications to provide order consolidation functionality for high-volume customers
Marcone was able to organize its document library, in-house applications and master projects using SharePoint and allowing users the flexibility to view document libraries from within Outlook and keep working documents up-to-date using Office applications such as Excel and Word. This provided a platform to facilitate business analysis and testing activities.
All applications were integrated with Microsoft Office and all company documents became easily identifiable and searchable.
Marcone’s entire staff was able to use the SharePoint web portal to view and approve document libraries, announcements, task lists and calendars.
ASP .NET, Microsoft Team Foundation Server, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft SQL Server, and Microsoft InfoPath