What`s New in SharePoint 2013 - Becky Bertram`s Blog

What’s New in
SharePoint 2013
Great Lakes Software Excellence
Conference 2013
Becky Bertram
Owner, Savvy Technical Solutions
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
• Windows SharePoint Services 2.0, SharePoint
Server 2003 and SharePoint Team Services
• Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS) and
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
• 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
• Social
• List and Library Enhancements
• Web Content Management
• SharePoint Apps
• Facebook-like ability to “follow” people
(and also lists or documents) or “like”
• 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
• 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
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
• Group site
• Discussion threads
• Searching within the site
• Ratings
• Achievement Rating System
• Community Portal lists all Community
• Ability to share documents and sites with
individual people
• Use of SkyDrive Pro
Lists and Libraries
New Features
• Drag and drop documents into a library
• Synch a library or document to your hard
• Save files directly to SharePoint site from
Office applications.
• Quick Edit view allows you to quickly add
columns to a list.
Lightweight Project
• New Project Site template
• Includes
• Timeline
• Synch tasks to Outlook. Outlook tasks
will also show up in Tasks under
Web Content
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
• New concept of “Display Templates”,
which are combinations of HTML and
• Device channels can be used to apply
different master pages to different
Other New WCM Features
• Content Search web part
• Product catalog and cross-site publishing
• Managed metadata navigation
• Friendly URLs
Enhanced Search Engine
Optimization Tools
• Ability to specify exclusion paths for the
sitemap file that internet search engines
• 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
• 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
SharePoint Apps
App Store and Storage
• Public marketplace
• Private marketplace
• Use HTML5 and JavaScript
• Can be hosted remotely
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 2013
• What is SkyDrive Pro?

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