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https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/SN/4f/J2TG9D60R6BR.PNGRencore cloud tools, worth a good look!I work as a consultant with a Microsoft Gold Partner, our focus is on helping organisations migrate from on-premises infrastructure into Office 365 and Azure. Where we work with organisations that need to rebuild or migrate existing applications to the cloud, we recommend the tools from Rencor to assist in this process.,Rencore is a company formed of people that have lived the Microsoft community, they have a deep understanding of the needs of businesses that aren't met by the standard Microsoft tools. Rencore staff are heavily involved in the Microsoft ecosystem, with many of them spending personal time working on projects such as the Patterns and Practices foundation. This adds to their strength and knowledge of the Microsoft platform. Their products are well known in the community and often used by Microsoft staff themselves. Their support of MVPs ensures that they receive feed back at all levels ensuring a stronger platform of products.,I'd like to see a cheaper subset of tools for the 'citizen developer' to try and enforce good practice at all levels.,9,For clients that I work with converting their old farm solutions to client side/Azure, the Rencore tool has significantly reduce the time to learn and improved code quality.,A unique position on the market when it comes to code quality, transformation and platform governance.In the Office 365 and SharePoint ecosystem, code quality, platform stability and governance are a pretty big deal. Especially in on-premises SharePoint installations, bad customizations have been the root cause of performance issues. But also in the new cloud era quality assurance is of the utmost importance. We use Rencore to provide our customers insights into the code quality of the solutions they purchased or developed and to check if SharePoint Online environments are used according to the company's guidelines. We also use Rencore during our SharePoint health checks. More often than not, Rencore provides our customers valuable insights into long-standing performance and quality issues. In addition, Rencore enables our developers to transform exiting legacy codebases to the new world of client-side programming.,Unique expert knowledge of their target platforms. Not many companies have such a unique position in their target market. Their employees have a deep understanding of SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure and also regularly advise Microsoft on these matters. Community involvement and contribution to open source projects. Key employees at Rencore are considered thought leaders in their area of expertise and contribute to high profile Microsoft open source initiatives. Rencore's unique position when it comes to code quality analysis in the SharePoint space sets it apart. There's really no alternative. Platform governance is another Rencore strength. No other product provides the insights into your SharePoint Online environment with full auditing of not only configuration changes but also who changed which code where and when. Again no alternatives exist.,Rencore's product line is of course still a bit of a niche: SharePoint code quality is not something every organization on the planet is concerned with - although Rencore does much more than that. We feel Rencore's marketing efforts are mainly targeted at technologists. There's a lot of other potential, especially for their platform governance product.,10,Valuable insights into large existing SharePoint customizations that would otherwise would have taken weeks to analyze and assess on quality. Without Rencore's tooling, it would be impossible to track changes to client-side code. For example, we can tell exactly who changed which JavaScript in which webpart in the environment. Transformation tools helped developers migrate their existing code bases to the cloud, while already providing an automatically translated code base to start from.,,SysKitRencore: SharePoint Development the right way.When I engage as a consultant with a consulting firm, development house or customer that does any SharePoint development I always recommend that they purchase the Rencore product stack. In fact, in my new role as Head of Cloud Services at Tangent Solutions, our development team will be adopting Rencore as their defacto SharePoint development analysis tool when building applications for SharePoint. In the past 5 years, the customers that have adopted SPCAF and the later SPTransformator platforms have raved about the product. I've used the tooling myself to perform assessments and the results are outstanding. I am able to advise my clients on the best governance, patterns and practices and compliance development standards which invariably adds credibility to what I do as a professional in the Enterprise Information Management arena. For me, its not about making money off selling Rencore, its about how the product improves the usage of SharePoint from a development perspective. In my role as an architect, the biggest problem we face is adoption and this is severely negated when custom solutions do not work. Rencore solves that problem, and assists developers with writing better code for SharePoint.,Code Analysis and review Risk Profiling Patterns and Practices guidance Code Transformation,I really don't have any areas that I could find for improvement as an Architect.,10,Better performing SharePoint Development. Production build, test and release cycles are drastically reduced.,,SysKit, Metalogix Content MatrixTrustworthy automation of security and quality checks with the Rencore App platformWe use their App Governance tools in our Managed Services department to audit the code both our own developers write and the code we receive from third-party developers. This gives us a quality check on the code, which we can then use to give back to the developers. Moreover, we use their App Security tools to check for security flaws in the environments of our customers.,The Rencore products make our lives easier. They provide automated quality and security checks that would otherwise require a lot of manual labour. The Rencore products provide added value to our sales propositions.,Perhaps one portal to rule them all, would be great!,10,We've been able to add value to our existing managed services propositions. Some things we already did manually, some things we didn't do at all. Now we do them in an automated and trustworthy fashion.Rencore makes us better!Using Rencore to ensure code quality and security is a must. We love the toolset and our product benefits from using Rencore!,Static analysis of code Help transforming SharePoint solutions Connecting with the community,More integrations with SPFx Rencore as a service would be awesome using VSTS,10,Less bugs More code stability Less techical debt,
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September 24, 2018

Review: "Rencore cloud tools, worth a good look!"

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I work as a consultant with a Microsoft Gold Partner, our focus is on helping organisations migrate from on-premises infrastructure into Office 365 and Azure. Where we work with organisations that need to rebuild or migrate existing applications to the cloud, we recommend the tools from Rencor to assist in this process.
  • Rencore is a company formed of people that have lived the Microsoft community, they have a deep understanding of the needs of businesses that aren't met by the standard Microsoft tools.
  • Rencore staff are heavily involved in the Microsoft ecosystem, with many of them spending personal time working on projects such as the Patterns and Practices foundation. This adds to their strength and knowledge of the Microsoft platform.
  • Their products are well known in the community and often used by Microsoft staff themselves. Their support of MVPs ensures that they receive feed back at all levels ensuring a stronger platform of products.
  • I'd like to see a cheaper subset of tools for the 'citizen developer' to try and enforce good practice at all levels.
For Microsoft shops that are doing custom development on the Microsoft cloud platform in Office 365 and Azure, the Rencore toolset is an absolute must, especially if you are involved in converting farm solutions to cloud, or just moving into cloud development for the first time.
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September 18, 2018

Rencore Review: "A unique position on the market when it comes to code quality, transformation and platform governance."

Score 10 out of 10
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In the Office 365 and SharePoint ecosystem, code quality, platform stability and governance are a pretty big deal. Especially in on-premises SharePoint installations, bad customizations have been the root cause of performance issues. But also in the new cloud era quality assurance is of the utmost importance.

We use Rencore to provide our customers insights into the code quality of the solutions they purchased or developed and to check if SharePoint Online environments are used according to the company's guidelines. We also use Rencore during our SharePoint health checks. More often than not, Rencore provides our customers valuable insights into long-standing performance and quality issues. In addition, Rencore enables our developers to transform exiting legacy codebases to the new world of client-side programming.
  • Unique expert knowledge of their target platforms. Not many companies have such a unique position in their target market. Their employees have a deep understanding of SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure and also regularly advise Microsoft on these matters.
  • Community involvement and contribution to open source projects. Key employees at Rencore are considered thought leaders in their area of expertise and contribute to high profile Microsoft open source initiatives.
  • Rencore's unique position when it comes to code quality analysis in the SharePoint space sets it apart. There's really no alternative.
  • Platform governance is another Rencore strength. No other product provides the insights into your SharePoint Online environment with full auditing of not only configuration changes but also who changed which code where and when. Again no alternatives exist.
  • Rencore's product line is of course still a bit of a niche: SharePoint code quality is not something every organization on the planet is concerned with - although Rencore does much more than that.
  • We feel Rencore's marketing efforts are mainly targeted at technologists. There's a lot of other potential, especially for their platform governance product.
If you have a lot of managed code running on SharePoint, Rencore will provide you with a unique understanding of its potential problems like memory leaks, security holes or developers not following best practices. Customers are often amazed at how much information Rencore can gather without even having the source code available! The transformation tooling is often even more compelling: it not only offers guidance on how legacy server-side code can be migrated to newer client-side technologies, it also translates a lot of code for you - automatically.
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September 18, 2018

Review: "Rencore: SharePoint Development the right way."

Score 10 out of 10
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When I engage as a consultant with a consulting firm, development house or customer that does any SharePoint development I always recommend that they purchase the Rencore product stack. In fact, in my new role as Head of Cloud Services at Tangent Solutions, our development team will be adopting Rencore as their defacto SharePoint development analysis tool when building applications for SharePoint.
In the past 5 years, the customers that have adopted SPCAF and the later SPTransformator platforms have raved about the product. I've used the tooling myself to perform assessments and the results are outstanding.
I am able to advise my clients on the best governance, patterns and practices and compliance development standards which invariably adds credibility to what I do as a professional in the Enterprise Information Management arena.
For me, its not about making money off selling Rencore, its about how the product improves the usage of SharePoint from a development perspective. In my role as an architect, the biggest problem we face is adoption and this is severely negated when custom solutions do not work. Rencore solves that problem, and assists developers with writing better code for SharePoint.

  • Code Analysis and review
  • Risk Profiling
  • Patterns and Practices guidance
  • Code Transformation
  • I really don't have any areas that I could find for improvement as an Architect.
Its simple really. If you write code for SharePoint on-prem or online, you have to use Rencore.
Rencore is the holy grail of tools for making sure that any organisation in any vertical that builds custom solutions on SharePoint can rest assured that they cannot improve their code any further (Security, Performance, Governance, Support, etc) after using the Rencore development stack.
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September 28, 2018

Review: "Trustworthy automation of security and quality checks with the Rencore App platform"

Score 10 out of 10
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We use their App Governance tools in our Managed Services department to audit the code both our own developers write and the code we receive from third-party developers. This gives us a quality check on the code, which we can then use to give back to the developers. Moreover, we use their App Security tools to check for security flaws in the environments of our customers.
  • The Rencore products make our lives easier. They provide automated quality and security checks that would otherwise require a lot of manual labour.
  • The Rencore products provide added value to our sales propositions.
  • Perhaps one portal to rule them all, would be great!
Rencore really makes your life easier and makes you sleep at night when you manage an Office 365 environment. A big chunk of security and quality checks can be automated and are processed using intelligent automation tooling. A no-brainer if you are looking for a secure and high quality environment.
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October 01, 2018

User Review: "Rencore makes us better!"

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Using Rencore to ensure code quality and security is a must. We love the toolset and our product benefits from using Rencore!
  • Static analysis of code
  • Help transforming SharePoint solutions
  • Connecting with the community
  • More integrations with SPFx
  • Rencore as a service would be awesome using VSTS
Great for Product development and ensuring that our code is always secure and performant.
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September 24, 2018

Review: "A Gem for anyone working with SharePoint: Rencore is great!"

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We use Rencore's products and offerings to help our customers secure their customizations in the cloud.
  • Excellent support
  • Forward-thinking services
  • Easily reachable
  • SPCAF might be challenging for business users to start using.
SPCAF is very well suited for developers and architects needing to understand how their customization could be more secure, and if it follows the current guidance and set practices from Microsoft.
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September 18, 2018

Rencore Review: "Powerful tool for management and remediation of SharePoint customisations."

Score 10 out of 10
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Used as a tool in delivering consultancy.
  • Save time by collecting information about customizations.
  • Prepare analysis report that can be presented to clients.
  • Make recommendations to assist in triage and proposal of problem remediation.
  • SharePoint development 'best practices' are very much dependent on context. I'd like to see some rules as advisory rather than mandatory by default, as the output of the tool can sometimes be alarmist when not understood in its technical context.
Well suited to organisations with a lot of legacy custom code. Less suitable in scenarios where there is no budget for re-writes etc.
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September 18, 2018

User Review: "Rencore - why else?"

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Rencore solutions are for me the platinum solution provider for Office 365 development and governance solutions. Not only are the products superior, but the product and management team work very closely with Microsoft to understand the 'as is' and 'to be' states of Office 365 & Azure. Some of their production team are also senior members of the Microsoft backed 'Patterns and Practices' programme, which you can find via developer.microsoft.com. Support is rapid, thorough and you can trust what you are told. Andy Talbot - Microsoft MVP (Office Apps & Services)
  • Support
  • Rapid agile product development
  • Knowledge share
Support, knowledge, rapid product updates, and on the bleeding edge.
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Rencore Scorecard Summary

About Rencore

Many organizations that use Office 365 are exposed to security risks that they are unaware of. As they extend SharePoint to meet their business needs, they build applications using technologies that range from end-user Microsoft Flow to developer-focused SharePoint Framework. Unfortunately, all of these custom applications are capable of circumventing the security measures organizations have in place exposing the organization and its data to security risks.

Our mission is to help our customers to extend SharePoint and Office 365 correctly and avoid security and compliance risks. Rencore integrates with the complete DevOps process and enables organizations to validate their applications already during the early development stages as well as when using them in production. With a vast database of over 1000 rules, we offer the only software solution in the market capable of detecting issues specific to extending SharePoint and Office 365 varying from security risks to not using market best practices.

Our customers confirm, that with Rencore, they can collaborate more securely and get more value out of their Office 365 investments. Our partnership with Microsoft ensures that Rencore greatly compliments security capabilities available with Office 365 and the Microsoft cloud.

Rencore Features

Has featureVulnerability and malicious code detection
Has featureApplication discovery
Has featurePolicy enforcement
Has featurePre-deployment assessment
Has featureQuality monitoring
Has featureSolution guidance

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Rencore Integrations

Microsoft Office 365, MS SharePoint, Microsoft Visual Studio Team System, Visual Studio IDE, PowerShell, Visual Studio Code, SPDocKit, AvePoint DocAve, LeapALM, Skybow Forms, JetBrains TeamCity, Microsoft Team Foundation Server

Rencore Competitors

Veracode, Coreview, Varonis, AvePoint, Metalogix

Pricing

Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
Entry-level set up fee?Optional

Rencore Customer Size Distribution

Consumers
%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
5%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)
25%
Enterprises (> 500 employees)Enterprises (> 500 employees)
70%

Rencore Support Options

 Free VersionPaid Version
Phone
Live Chat
Email
FAQ/Knowledgebase
Social Media
Video Tutorials / Webinar

Rencore Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise, SaaS
Operating Systems: Windows
Mobile Application:No
Supported Countries:All
Supported Languages: US English