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What’s New in SharePoint 2013. Great Lakes Software Excellence Conference 2013. Becky Bertram Owner, Savvy Technical Solutions www.savvytechnicalsolutions.com SharePoint MVP, MCT, MCITP , MCPD. A Little About Me.

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What s new in sharepoint 2013

What’s New in SharePoint 2013

Great Lakes Software Excellence Conference 2013

Becky Bertram

Owner, Savvy Technical Solutions



A little about me

A Little About Me

  • Originally from Durham, NC. Graduated from Calvin in 1999, live in St. Louis now

  • Married since 2007, Lilly turning 2 next week, one on the way in July

  • Own my own SharePoint consulting company, Savvy Technical Solutions

  • Microsoft SharePoint MVP 4 years

  • Microsoft Certified Trainer

  • Have helped author several MS SharePoint exams

  • Co-authored Wrox SharePoint Six-in-One

  • Blog: http://blog.beckybertram.com

  • Twitter: @beckybertram

A brief history of sharepoint

A Brief History of SharePoint

  • Windows SharePoint Services 2.0, SharePoint Server 2003 and SharePoint Team Services

  • Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS) and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS)

  • SharePoint Foundation 2010 (SPF) and SharePoint Server 2010

  • SharePoint Foundation 2013 and SharePoint Server 2013

  • SharePoint Online/Office 365

Upgraded functionality covered in today s session

Upgraded Functionality Covered in Today’s Session

  • Social

  • List and Library Enhancements

  • Web Content Management

  • SharePoint Apps





  • Facebook-like ability to “follow” people (and also lists or documents) or “like” something

  • Twitter-like “micro-feed” functionality and ability to mention someone, create and follow hashtags.

  • List of all your activities

  • Mobile apps for following activity feed.



  • Stand-alone product recently acquired by Microsoft

  • Right now it’s a separate service that can integrate with SharePoint

  • No clear direction yet from MS as to how it will replace existing Social features in SharePoint

Yammer features

Yammer Features

  • Facebook-like features of leaving messages that can be replied to, following people, etc.

  • Twitter-like ability to tag items.

  • Ability to create mini workspaces, upload files, etc.

  • Can use web site, desktop app, mobile apps, etc.

Community sites

Community Sites

  • Group site

  • Discussion threads

  • Searching within the site

  • Ratings

  • Achievement Rating System

  • Community Portal lists all Community Sites



  • Ability to share documents and sites with individual people

  • Use of SkyDrive Pro

Lists and libraries

Lists and Libraries

New features

New Features

  • Drag and drop documents into a library

  • Synch a library or document to your hard drive.

  • Save files directly to SharePoint site from Office applications.

  • Quick Edit view allows you to quickly add columns to a list.

Lightweight project management

Lightweight Project Management

  • New Project Site template

    • Includes

  • Timeline

  • Synch tasks to Outlook. Outlook tasks will also show up in Tasks under Newsfeed.

Web content management

Web Content Management

Design manager

Design Manager

  • Step by step guidance for customizing the look and feel of your site.

    • Use out of the box styles or upload your own design

  • New concept of “Display Templates”, which are combinations of HTML and JavaScript.

  • Device channels can be used to apply different master pages to different devices.

Other new wcm features

Other New WCM Features

  • Content Search web part

  • Product catalog and cross-site publishing

  • Managed metadata navigation

    • Friendly URLs

Enhanced search engine optimization tools

Enhanced Search Engine Optimization Tools

  • Ability to specify exclusion paths for the sitemap file that internet search engines crawl.

  • Ability to add tracking metadata tags to each page.

  • Ability to filter link parameters to help SEO results for a page.

  • Ability to add SEO properties for pages.

Image renditions

Image Renditions

  • Ability to have SharePoint create standard sizes of uploaded images.

  • Ability to specify which image rendition should be used in a page.

  • Utilizes “BLOB caching” which means these images are cached on the server and will be served up quickly to site visitors.

Sharepoint apps

SharePoint Apps

App store and storage

App Store and Storage

  • Public marketplace

  • Private marketplace

  • Use HTML5 and JavaScript

  • Can be hosted remotely

Other new features

Other New Features

  • Improved E-Discovery functionality

    • Ability to crawl Exchange

    • Ability to lock records at a point in time but not prevent them from being further edited

  • Video

    • Video in search results

    • Video can from external sites like YouTube can be displayed in an IFrame



  • What’s New in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/support/whats-new-in-microsoft-sharepoint-server-2013-HA102785546.aspx

  • What is SkyDrive Pro?http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-server-help/what-is-skydrive-pro-HA102822076.aspx?CTT=5&origin=HA102785546

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