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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

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.

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.

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