We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The most valuable feature is the integration with different databases."
"The feature I find most valuable is the fact that it's broad-spectrum, so it can be used for a wide variety of technologies."
"I like it that I don't need any special software to run this program."
"While you're coding, it's really nice to be able to print stuff out and make sure that all the data is being organized the way you want it to be."
"Code management is a new and convenient feature."
"The most valuable feature is that it is a complete package, with an IDE and everything that you need for software development."
"It is convenient to have all the development tools in one interface."
"What I like most about this solution, is that we can use it as a secondary customization platform."
"The most valuable aspects of the solution are the user-friendly interface and easy workflow."
"The workflow is the solution's most valuable feature."
"The initial setup is straightforward."
"The document filing system is the solution's most valuable feature. We have used SharePoint as an option for a document managed system, like Documentum and IBM Filenet."
"The new version doesn't have the option to view data, but it has other, better features though."
"The feature I find most valuable, is the workflow of the product."
"The most valuable part of the solution is its ability to allow for a high degree of customization."
"The reporting services are quite limited in terms of features and need to be improved."
"In the next version I would like to see a better development tool."
"Technical support needs to be improved. Right now, it's not great."
"File installations are heavy."
"There are some features that I have yet to explore and it would be helpful to have more information about what is available and how it works."
"The interface is slow to start up."
"There is zero technical support. I have to use Google to fix the issues myself."
"Further development for SharePoint online would be ideal. However, I'm not sure if it's true that Microsoft will no longer develop SharePoint Designer in the future or not."
"The solution is a bit complex. They should work to simplify it."
"The web services aspect of the solution is very weak."
"I believe Microsoft does not support Sharepoint on-premises. They only support Sharepoint on the Cloud. They should provide for both options and let the client choose their preference."
"I would like to be able to use SharePoint Designer without having to buy other third party programs."
"I am not sure how stable the solution will be once Microsoft stops supporting it."
"The solution is not scalable at all."
"The price is good."
"There's a community edition that is absolutely free to use. It's pretty good."
"The introduction of the Community Version allows some people to use it free of charge."
"Our purchasing department pays a fair price for it."
"I've never paid for SharePoint Designer. What I paid for, is the SharePoint license, the cava, and then the client accesses the line fee."
"This solution is free of charge."
"The cost of the license is based on the size of the user base."
Microsoft Visual Studio is ranked 1st in .NET Development Services with 7 reviews while SharePoint Designer is ranked 2nd in .NET Development Services with 17 reviews. Microsoft Visual Studio is rated 8.6, while SharePoint Designer is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft Visual Studio writes "Great integrated debugger, offers lots of features, and is extremely stable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SharePoint Designer writes "Enables us to build workflow processes from end-to-end". Microsoft Visual Studio is most compared with Zend Studio, Genero and Microsoft Silverlight, whereas SharePoint Designer is most compared with ASP.NET. See our Microsoft Visual Studio vs. SharePoint Designer report.
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