Tuesday, December 24, 2013

5 Pillars of SharePoint 2013

In this post we will discuss about five pillars of SharePoint 2013. Also you can check out my previous posts on:

- Share with everyone new feature in SharePoint 2013

- Timeline web part in SharePoint 2013

- Create an application page in SharePoint 2013

The five pillars are Share, Organize, Discover, Build & Manage.

1- Share:
SharePoint 2013 has lots of improvements towards social features, like Newsfeed which allows to view and post updated like twitter. Also new feature such as follow documents, sites or people.

SharePoint 2013 introduces community site, which allows to build rich discussion environment which has common features like ratings, search etc.

Now in SharePoint 2013 you can embed video from external sources such as Youtube.

2- Organize:
Organize is another pillar of SharePoint 2013. SharePoint 2013 provides enhancement towards document libraries. Like in SharePoint 2013 you can drag and drop files to the SharePoint library and you can sync using SkyDrive Pro.

Also there are few enhancements towards SharePoint list. Like in Task list timeline provides visual representation of the task.

3- Discover:
Search has been enhanced for better results. Enhancement towards navigation, also now you can search with multiple repositories in the same search query. Also now you can search people based on their expertise.

4- Build:
In this area there are lots of enhancements provided by Microsoft. There are lots of enhancements towards workflow, new workflow architecture and also better experience towards designing workflows.

SharePoint provided Apps which are very much useful. SharePoint 2013 provides a new application model that supports the development, installation, management, and use of apps.

5- Manage:
In SharePoint 2013, Security, site management and site upgrade has lots of enhancement. Also SharePoint 2013 eDiscovery feature has been very popular.

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