Sharepoint 2013 Preview

Sharepoint 2013 is just around the corner, full of new features to take the platform to the next level

Here are some of the new features

  • Visual Experience
    • Metro Interface
    • To brand a SharePoint site, designers just create a site design as they typically would, by implementing HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Designers can create these files by using their design tool of choice, whether that is Adobe Dreamweaver, Microsoft Expression Web, or some other HTML editor. You don't have to use SharePoint Designer or Visual Studio 2013 to brand a SharePoint site
  • App Store
    • Everything in Sharepoint 2013 is an App, lists, workflow, site pages, remote web apps, etc.
    • Make your apps available to everyone to try and buy through the public Store or only available to your employees through the corporate catalog
  • Social Networking
    • The introduction of Community Sites offers a forum experience to categorize discussions around subject areas, and connect users who have knowledge or seek knowledge about subject areas
    • My Sites for micro-blogging, allows likes, hash tags and news feed functionality following content, people and sites.
  • Integration
    • Organize all your projects and tasks to get visibility into upcoming deliverables across SharePoint, Outlook and Microsoft Project
    • Sync your content in SharePoint to your desktop with SkyDrive Pro
  • Development
    • Based on common web standards like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Furthermore, implementation relies on established protocols like the Open Data protocol (OData), and OAuth
    • Support for the newly developed web-based tool "Napa" Office 365 Development Tools for developing apps
    • Visual Studio 2012 now includes a new app project template in the Apps folder named Apps for SharePoint 2013
    •  In addition to the use of Representational State Transfer (REST) endpoints for web services, there is a broad new API for both server and client development. Remote event receivers and now supported in addition to client-side rendering
  • Cloud
    •  Improved and enhanced to support the new cloud-based architecture and app-driven development framework
    • Full support for development against the Windows Azure Workflow platform
  • Content
    • Many new features for videos and using videos on pages. A new video content type is added, and the video upload process is improved for content authors
    • Content authors can insert an iframe element into an HTML field on a page. This lets content authors embed dynamic content from other sites, such as videos or map directions
    •  Support for image renditions. Image renditions let you display different sized versions of an image on different pages
    • Cross-site publishing lets you store and maintain content in one or more authoring site collections, and display this content in one or more publishing site collections
    • Designate any library or list as a catalog. After the Cross-Site Collection Publishing feature is enabled for a site collection, you can designate any library or list within that site collection as a catalog so that content can be reused on publishing site collections
  • Localization
    • Built in integrated translation service that lets content authors select content for export for human translation or specify content for machine translation.

These are only a subset of all of the new and improved features and functionality in the Sharepoint 2013 Preview, for more information check out Microsoft's official Sharepoint 2013 sites at


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