RESTON, Virginia, July 29 /PRNewswire/ --

- Release of First of Six White Papers in Modular Application Development Series

CorasWorks Corporation, a leading provider of modular application development software for Microsoft's SharePoint platform, has announced the release of the first of six white papers in its modular application development series. The white paper, titled "7 Barriers to Success with SharePoint," details the seven key structural "barriers" encountered by developers when using SharePoint as an application development platform.

"Over the last 5 years working with hundreds of customers, we've learned a great deal about how organizations can best leverage the SharePoint platform," said William Rogers, Founder and Chief Workplace Architect at CorasWorks. "Now, through this white paper series we are making this knowledge available to developers, CIOs and business decision-makers who are seeking to maximize their SharePoint investments."

Microsoft(R) SharePoint has experienced rapid and broad adoption. Microsoft has sold more than 80 million end-user licenses and, by the beginning of 2008, more than 10,000 organizations were deployed on SharePoint. It is moving from a collaboration tool to an application development platform. Some organizations have realized dramatic increases in business value by leveraging the SharePoint platform to build out robust, web-based, virtual work environments. However, most organizations have used -- and are still using -- SharePoint as primarily a general collaboration tool.

"Organizations often start out quickly and successfully with general collaboration -- sharing documents and other information via SharePoint team sites," said Rogers. "However, as they move towards more powerful applications, they quickly encounter significant technical barriers with corresponding costs and challenges that cause their progress to stall. This white paper will help the SharePoint community understand and overcome these barriers."

In "7 Barriers to Success," CorasWorks explores the path successful organizations take to increase business value with SharePoint. This white paper also presents the concept of "the Wall" and the seven core structural barriers in SharePoint that make up the Wall and constrain the ability of organizations to continuously add business value without extensive costs. The white paper concludes with a discussion on how third party products, such as those from CorasWorks, help organizations overcome these barriers and turn SharePoint into a continuous value improvement platform.

The white paper, "7 Barriers to Success with SharePoint" is currently available for download at

About CorasWorks

With 1,000 customers and more than 1 million users worldwide, CorasWorks is a leading provider of modular application development software for Microsoft SharePoint. Customers use our products to build web-based solutions such as project- and process-oriented solutions and transactional database solutions. Our modular architecture makes it easy to design, build, and manage an integrated workplace of collaborative business applications, without the time and expense of custom development. For more information and online demos, please visit

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Nicole Van Scoten, +1-865-693-6934,, for CorasWorks Corporation