article, I am going to share something about SharePoint 2013 new features.
Social and Collaboration
wonderful newly added feature in SharePoint 2013 is "Community Site". This is used to get and post the information on
their interested community. It's a new site template which is having extended
discussion board. Let we go through some of the major features,
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People and Site
get the information about interested people in the News feed and People I'm
Following pages. SharePoint 2013 is allowing us to follow the people by
(Server object model) programmatically.
Addition to this, we may follow documents and sites, we will
get the status update of document in News Feed and get the conversation on
sites which we followed.
shared notebook is automatically created and inherits the permission when you
created team site. We can use this for capture, compile and share the
information. We can able to embed the documents with notebook. Those documents
will be uploaded separately in document library.
2013, we have an enhanced search feature like KQL (Keyword Query language) and
FAST - search technology. We have custom content processing with Content
Enrichment service and result will be displayed by their type.
capturing all metadata associated documents and content resides in whole site
collection. Content Processing, It
is redirecting process to link database. Analyzing
Processing, It's used to filter the content based on their popularity. Anchor
text within the text also counted for ranking purpose. Indexing, the architecture of indexing is works like FAST - search.
The separation of indexing like row and column to scale both data volumes and
query loads. So the content changes will reflect in the index within seconds.
2013, we are calling all the components like list, library etc., as Apps.
Users are having facility to create their own App and host in SharePoint store,
this is called Cloud App Model.
Some Protocols for Apps:
Few/No dependency on any other software on the
Doesn't have any custom code with dependency
May include SP components like List, Workflows,
We can choose any web application language (HTML, JS, PHP,
.NET) to create an App. We can choose the development tool (VS 2012, "NAPA"
O365 development tool) also. It supports tiered architecture to develop. Office
Store, users around the world can publish and sell their app in office
store. An app catalog is
a document library on SharePoint where manifest files for task pane and content
apps can be published.
kind of site template to handle lightweight projects. The Project Manager can
easily track, what is going around the project. Team members can see how their
work fit to entire context. We can able to share project related data,
documents and communication. Some notable features in project site are:
Project Summary webpart
Notebook for quick capturing
Ability to connect project server 2013 client
a new feature Site Mailbox in SP 2013. This feature can exchange inbox
for a SP site. You can drag and drop emails into site mailbox and forward
important mail to SP and also drag and drop their attachments directly from
email to document library.
Management always strong in SP. We have versioning control with check in/ check
out. Now users can able to drag and drop the document in document library, it
reduces the number of clicks. We can
preview the document with one click editing. See also functionality in Item
properties which suggest the similar documents in common to the current item. In
List wise, we can able to create and edit list right away on the page like
Excel Sheet. For example, just click a link and you
can add, edit, or delete columns without leaving the page you're currently
are not allowed for some security reason in SP 2013. We can able to allow this, while set website
address in HTML Field Security.
Business Intelligence in Excel Service
SharePoint 2013 is support enhanced BI features and
functionality in Excel Service:
New data navigation features, such as Quick
Explore and make it easier to drill into data displayed in reports and
Slicers and Timeline control render the excel in
browser like excel client
The ability to open and use the Fields list for
a PivotTable report or PivotChart report enables you to add, change, or remove
items from a view. You can focus on the information that you want to see
without having to open the Excel client.
- Choose between worksheet view and
gallery view when publishing workbooks. You can display an entire
worksheet in a browser window, or display content so that one report at a
time is featured in the center of the screen.
- If Excel Services is configured
to support Data Models, you can view and interact with PowerPivot and
Power View content in a browser window.
2013, Workflow architecture is redesigned by WF4. It was enhanced with Windows
Workflow Foundation, built in messaging functionality which is provided by WCF.
Workflows are no longer compiled into managed assemblies and deployed to
assemble cache. In tool wise, SharePoint designer has updated with authoring
environment of choice for authoring SharePoint workflows. And you can do the
custom actions in visual studio and import them into SPD 2013, where they can
accessed from workflow designer. Some of new actions added in designer,
- Assign Task
- Start a task process
- Go to this stage
- Start site workflow
- Trim String
- Find substring in string
- Replace substring in string
- Translate document
- Set workflow status
We have more new actions in workflow. I explored some of
I have explored some
of newly added SP 2013 features. Happy Learning!!! J