SharePoint 2013 and Office 15 considerably improve the capabilities for Composite solution development and further empower power users to solve many of their business problems on their own. Here are some of the new and enhance features: New features Enhanced features
The experiences from SharePoint Server 2010 have been improved to make end users more productive on devices that have a smaller display. Additionally, some new features have been included. Here are some of the new and enhance features: New features Enhanced features
With SharePoint 2013, Office Web Apps is no longer a companion product installed on a SharePoint Server. Instead, Office Web Apps Server is a new stand-alone server product that delivers Office Web Apps functionality on your private network. Although these are now separate products, Office Web Apps Server continues to enable Office Mobile Web Apps, making them available to mobile users who access SharePoint sites.
BI in SharePoint 2013 provides comprehensive BI tools that integrate across Microsoft Office applications and other Microsoft technologies. Here are some of the new and enhance features: New features Enhanced features
SharePoint 2013 provides several key enhancements and additions to the My Site environment. The new user interface simplifies navigation among different parts of the site, and provides features that should be intuitive and familiar, especially to those who’ve used social networking sites.
Here are some of the new and enhance features:
WCM is SharePoint 2013 has had a major upgrade and facelift from 2010. CMSWIRE has labeled WCM in 2013 as a great evolution and will be the top CMS product in the market. Here are some of the new and enhance features:
Enterprise Content Management in 2013 My second has to be about Enterprise Content Management in SharePoint 2013. The records management and compliance features in SharePoint 2013 provide improved ways to help you to protect the business. The records archive and in-place record retention from previous versions of SharePoint Server are still supported. SharePoint 2013 adds:
Site-based compliance Compliance features of SharePoint 2013 have been extended to sites. You can create and manage retention policies in SharePoint 2013, and the policies will apply to SharePoint sites and any Exchange team mailboxes that are associated with the sites. Compliance officers create policies, which define:
When a project begins, the project owner creates a SharePoint site and an Exchange team mailbox. The project owner selects the appropriate policy template, and invites team members to join the project. As the team adds documents to the site, sends email messages, and creates other artifacts such as lists, these items automatically receive the correct retention policies. When the work has been completed, the project owner closes the project, which removes the project's folders from the team members' user interface in Microsoft Outlook®. After a certain period of time, as specified by the policy, the project expires, and the artifacts associated with the project are deleted. Discovery Center SharePoint 2013 introduces a new site for managing discovery cases and holds. The Discovery Center site template creates a portal through which you can access discovery cases to conduct searches, place content on hold, and export content. For each case, you create a new site that uses the Discovery Case site template. Each case is a collaboration site that includes a document library which you can use to store documents related to the management of the case. In addition, you can associate the following things with each case:
When there is a new need for discovery — for example, a legal case or an audit — a user with the appropriate permission can create a new case, add sources of information to be searched, create queries to identify the specific material to be located, and then execute the queries. The user can then preserve the sites and mailboxes in which content was discovered, retain the items that matched the queries, and export the items. When the case is closed, all of the holds associated with the case are released. In-place preservation In SharePoint 2013, content that is placed on hold is preserved, but users can still modify it. The state of the content at the time of preservation is recorded. If a user modifies the content or even deletes it, the original, preserved version is still available. Regular users see the current version of the content; compliance officers who have permission to use the eDiscovery features of SharePoint 2013 are able to access the original, preserved version. Preserving content is similar to placing it on hold, with the following enhancements:
Discovery export SharePoint 2013 includes the Discovery Download Manager, a Windows 7 application that you can use to export the results of an eDiscovery search for later import into a review tool. The Discovery Download Manager can export all of the content that is associated with a discovery case, including:
An XML manifest that conforms to the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) specification provides an overview of the exported information. Enterprise-wide eDiscovery With SharePoint 2013, you can centrally manage eDiscovery across multiple SharePoint farms, Exchange servers, and file shares. From one discovery center you can:
To implement eDiscovery across the enterprise, you first select one farm to host the discovery center. The Search Service application that is associated with this farm becomes the central Search Service application, for eDiscovery purposes. You create a proxy to the central Search Service application in each SharePoint Server farm that contains discoverable content, and configure the central Search Service application to crawl file shares that contain discoverable content. SharePoint 2013 automatically discovers the connection to Exchange Server 15. Any content from SharePoint 2013, Exchange Server 15, or a file share that is indexed by the central Search Service application or by Exchange Server 15 can be discovered from the discovery center.
I have been asked many times in the past few weeks about the differences between SharePoint 2013 and 2010. A lot of questions in the community on what changed, what has been added or removed, and what features have been enhanced. TechNet or MSDN do not go into much details of feature comparison, they provide a high level checklist. There are so many features to cover that can be added to just one post. To this matter, I have decided to put series of blog posts showcasing what I have gathered about SharePoint 2013 while working with in the past year or so. I will start with Search, the most change that Microsoft has undertaken in this versions. Search Search in SharePoint 2013 is most enhanced feature from 2010. FAST Search is now included as part of SharePoint unlike 2010 where we had to have 2 separate products and farms for FAST and SharePoint. Here are the many improvements features of search in 2013 that do not exist in 2010:
1. Query Throttling: Query throttling is a new feature set which allows throttling of queries in tiers. 2. Search Portability: This new feature of search portability allows for the transfer of query rules, results sources, result types, schema, and custom ranking models from one place to another. They can be transferred from and to a tenant, site collection, or site. 3. Hybrid: Another new feature in SharePoint 2013 allowing you to connect the on-premise SharePoint 2013 deployment with the Office365 content. 4. Enhance User Experience: The entire SharePoint product, including the search experience, has a new look and feel to the user interface that's clean and simple. The search experience now has larger previews of PowerPoint and Word documents when hovering over results (requires Office Web Apps). In same hover panel, you can now see the section headers of Word documents and the slide titles of PowerPoint presentations. Clicking on these headers and slide titles will take your straight to the right paragraph or slide! 5. Crawl Freshness Report: The crawl freshness report is a new report that shows the freshness (the average time since the document was last updated and when it was crawled) of the documents that crawl is currently processing. 6. Query Rule Management: The query rule management UI has been refreshed for improved readability. Functionality for debugging query rules has been added as well. You can test out query rules to see which ones are firing.