In this post we will discuss about what are the improvements in My Site document libraries in SharePoint 2013.
- In SharePoint 2010, My Site has 2 document libraries- Personal and Shared. Items stored in the personal document library were restricted to the My Site owner, and items in the shared document library were shared with everyone.
- But in SharePoint 2013, My Sites include several improvements to saving, synchronization, sharing, and moving of content. These improvements make My Sites a more robust solution for users to store and work with files in the SharePoint environment.
- In SharePoint 2013
, When deployed, a user’s My Site document library is the default save location for files saved from Office 2013 client applications. A discovery service identifies the user’s My Site URL and offers it as the default location in addition to other locations available for saving files. This promotes the workflow of storing files in the user’s My Site document library where items can be managed, governed, shared, and moved. This helps reduce the amount of content that is stored in other systems, such as in email or on personal drives.
- Also Users have the option to synchronize their My Site document library content with a local drive to enable offline access to documents.
- SharePoint Server 2013
introduces the concept of sharing for all document libraries. By default, all content that is stored in a user’s My Site document library is restricted to the user, and other users cannot see content unless it is shared with them. If the user wants others to collaborate on a piece of content in that library, the user can share the content with specific users or groups, and select the permission those users or groups have to the content.
- My Sites include a sharing hint, which displays all the users and the permissions for a specific piece of content. This makes it easier for users to see at a glance what they are sharing and with whom.