SharePoint 2013 discontinued features and functionality

discontinued features and modified functionality in sharepoint 2013

SharePoint 2013 has a number of changes since SharePoint 2010. This is a list of some of the features and discontinued functionality. If you want a quick look at what has been discontinued or modified – read further.


Some of the features that have been discontinued may continue to operate in SharePoint 2013.

Some of notes:
When you create a site, all Meeting Workspace site templates (Basic Meeting Workspace, Blank Meeting Workspace, Decision Meeting Workspace, Social Meeting Workspace, and Multipage Meeting Workspace) are not available. I know some environments that heavily use workspaces and I’m keen to inform them about this change. But still, you can check an article on how to create a site using a blank site template in SharePoint 2013.

The Group Work site template is no longer available as a site option and the Group Work Lists feature is no longer available as a site feature.


discontinued features and modified functionality in sharepoint 2013
discontinued features and modified functionality in SharePoint 2013

FAST for SharePoint has now been integrated into SharePoint 2013. So a lot of features have changed in this space. One of them is the Search RSS feeds being discontinued and another is the Web Analytics is part of the Search service.

Office Web Apps server has sort of divorced from SharePoint 2013. 2 years ago with SharePoint 2010 they were inseparable! So a lot of functionality has changed in this space. In case you didn’t know, you cant install Office Web Apps on the same server as SharePoint 2013, it doesn’t allow you to. It has to reside on a separate server.

The Visual Upgrade feature is no longer available but is being replaced by a site collection upgrade feature.

The Chart Web Part is no longer available. Similar features can be used with other applications, such as Excel Services. If you used the Chart Web Part in SharePoint Server 2010, you can continue to use it in SharePoint Server 2013. If you did not use the Chart Web Part in SharePoint Server 2010, you can use other SharePoint functionality such as Excel Services to display a chart in a SharePoint site.



SharePoint Status Indicators and Status Lists are no longer available. Similar features can be used with other applications, such as Excel Services. If you used SharePoint Status Indicators in SharePoint Server 2010, you can continue to use them in SharePoint Server 2013. If you did not use SharePoint Status Indicators and Status Lists in SharePoint Server 2010 you can use other SharePoint functionality such as Excel Services to create key performance indicators (KPIs).

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