The news is finally out there. After a long haul, the brand new and fully loaded SharePoint 2013 has been tucked in the showcase. This time Microsoft puts a lot more to let users organize, share and sync content efficiently. However, a number of existing features are still there to complement the advent. Let's talk what's new in this revolutionary product.
Plenty Of Features To Explore in SharePoint 2013
Offer Support To Designing Tools
This is quite an enhanced feature I am serious about. It renders an opportunity to the users to explore and share ideas, documents, information and project with other peers in the organization. It has become pretty easy for users to generate reports with the help of Excel sheet and to update it as well
Optimized Mobile Browsing Experience
The major reason behind this upgrade was the mobile revolution. Microsoft seems quite serious about this thing. This is why they added a 'SharePoint Server 2013 Preview' for Smartphones to enable a contemporary view browsing experience for users.
- Contemporary View:
- It brings more ease to navigate and access document libraries, lists, wikis, and Web Parts. The view is available to the mobile internet explorer version 9.0, Windows Phone 7.5, Safari version 4.0, iPhone 4.0 and Android 4.0 as well.
- Classic View:
- The view takes advantage of HTML and other similar markup languages (CHTML, WML, and so on) in order to offer backward compatibility for mobile browsers. Another addition comes in the form of 'Device specific Master Pages' that helps to target different devices such as Smartphones and tablets together.
New App Model
Robust Social Features and Activity Feeds
An awesome idea indeed. Now users can get real notifications of what's happening on a site. The notifications will be about following documents, following sites, and following people. SharePoint Enthusiasts are saying it social computing
Familiar Toolset To Use and Explore
Web development professionals now have an opportunity to build apps using the familiar tools and languages they already know. The new cloud app model gives you the freedom to choose your favorite languages and tools like Azure, ASP.NET, Apache, C#, Java, and PHP.
Although Microsoft has added a number of other features as well, I have pointed out a few that I find the most important and eagerly awaited. In between you can get the comprehensive list of additions from the official Microsoft SharePoint portal.