SharePoint 2013 Overview

As you already know Microsoft introduced new coming version of SharePoint – SharePoint 2013. With this platform and its enhancements you will get the ability to collaborate, set up web sites to share information with others, manage documents from start to finish, and publish reports even more effective. SharePoint 2013 has been optimized for the way people work and provides people with a familiar, consistent view of information, process and easily-managed, integrated platform which is comprehensive and will meet all your business needs.

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Microsoft improved the existing capabilities of SharePoint platform and added a number of new features.

New Metro UI:

SharePoint 2013 has the new, radical UI design in Metro style.

Branding improvements:

SharePoint 2013 offer s an improved process for designing a public-facing internet site or an internal-facing intranet site with pixel-perfect branding. It minimizes the amount of SharePoint knowledge to design and brand a SharePoint site successfully.


You can use SkyDrive now. It is Microsoft’s cloud storage mechanism for consumers. SkyDrive helps you to work with your documents in SharePoint – save, sync, share and collaborate and, what is more, to get the documents offline in the Windows Explorer, Office applications and so on.

Cloud App Model:

Share Point 2013 introduces a Cloud App Model that enables you to create apps. Lists, libraries, calendars, workflows, and site pages are called “Apps” now. You can easily add them to your SharePoint site. An app may also surface a remote web application and remote data in SharePoint. There are a lot of benefits of such solution vs classic one.

Improved Mobile browser experience:

Users now can have one of the following views:

Contemporary view – is available to Mobile Internet Explorer version 9.0 or later versions for Windows Phone 7.5, Safari version 4.0 or later versions for iPhone 4.0, and the Android browser for Android 4.0 or later versions.

Classic view – is identical to the mobile browser experience of SharePoint 2010.

Full-screen UI – you can also have a full desktop view of a SharePoint site on a smartphone device.

New Cleaner Ribbon:

Social capabilities:

SharePoint 2013 add new fascinating capabilities for communities – micro blogs, activity feeds, community sites, Following, Likes and Reputations.

SharePoint 2013 Search:

Search in SharePoint 2013 now includes several enhancements, custom content processing with the Content Enrichment web service, and a new framework for presenting search result types. SharePoint 2013 additionally adds new Content Search Web Part – which makes search experience even more effective.

New Rich Workflows:

SharePoint 2013 has a new power and flexibility to workflow authoring. You can use SharePoint Designer 2013 to author powerful workflows, and a new set of Visual Studio 2012 workflow project templates let developers access more sophisticated features like custom actions.

Business Connectivity Services:

In SharePoint 2013 BCS (Business Connectivity Services) are improved and enhanced in many ways, including OData connectivity, external events, external data in apps, filtering and sorting, support for REST, and others.

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New in Application services:

New for SharePoint is the Machine Translation Service, which translates sites, documents, and streams for multilingual support. SharePoint 2013 also includes Access Services and a new data access model. SharePoint 2013 has now Word Automation Services which you can use to convert files and stream to other formats. PowerPoint Automation Services are also new for SharePoint.

SharePoint, additionally, provides data analysis tools, like PerformancePoint Services and Visio Services that enable business intelligence, and powerful new features in Excel Services.

Shredded Storage:

New great feature which serves for removing file duplicates and reducing the amount of content sent across the wire.

So, as you can change in SharePoint are numerous. This new features and capabilities will help you to get new powerful SharePoint experience.

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