Senior Software Architect at EI-Technologies.
Founder of Galley Interactive (A startup
company for website development).
Founder of SCHOOLLE(A product for school
Twitter: @LebanonSUG, @GalleyNet
What is SharePoint?
SharePoint 2013 versions.
10 Productivity features.
Why using SharePoint 2013?
1) What is SharePoint?
SharePoint is a vast product.
browser-based collaboration and document management platform from Microsoft.
Microsoft's content management system.
Allows groups to set up a centralized, password protected space for document
Individual groups can have a collaborative web site.
Facilitates team collaboration .
Automates business processes.
Generates relevant reports.
Integrates with existing data sources systems.
2) SharePoint 2013 versions
SharePoint Foundation 2013: the free version of SharePoint. SharePoint
Foundation provides the core collaboration and document management
SharePoint Server 2013: SharePoint Server is the licensed version of
SharePoint and comes in two varieties: Standard and Enterprise.
Office 365 (SharePoint Online)—SharePoint Online is the SharePoint
component of the Office 365 suite. A number of plans are available, each with
its own set of features and functionality.
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Document Management: You can drag your files right to a document library in
SharePoint. Any supported browser/platform, too – not just Internet Explorer.
Sharing: You can share a site with other people with just two clicks. On every page
there is a “Share” button in the top right corner.
User Interface: SharePoint 2013 adopts Microsoft’s big user interface (Windows 8
Metro) that is easier to use, snazzy, and well, different (in a good way).
Social: SharePoint is adding more social and mobile features that enable users to
connect with one another, share news and information, and build communities
around common interests.
Search: Search in SharePoint 2013 enables users to find relevant information
more quickly and easily than ever before and makes it easy for Search
administrators to customize the search experience. It also provides several API sets
for more advanced customizations and solutions.
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Managed Metadata: Metadata is information about information. Using
Managed Metadata is a real advantage over traditional metadata since it
supports term translation.
Site Policies: Site policies defines life cycle of a site by specifying, when to
close or delete the site.
Web Content Management: SharePoint Server 2013 includes new and
improved features for web content management that simplify how you design
publishing sites and enhance the authoring and publishing processes of your
organization: Content Authoring improvements, Variations for multilingual
sites, Cross-site publishing, Managed navigation, Catalog-enabled libraries
and lists, Category pages, Friendly URLs, Content Search Web
Part, Refiners and faceted navigation, Analytics and
recommendations, Branding and Device-specific targeting.
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Business Intelligence: Business intelligence (BI) in SharePoint 2013
provides comprehensive BI tools that integrate across Microsoft Office
applications and other Microsoft technologies. These BI tools are: Excel
2013, Excel Services in SharePoint 2013, PerformancePoint Services in
SharePoint Server 2013, Visio Services in SharePoint, SharePoint 2013, and
Microsoft SQL Server.
Apps and Marketplace: The new app model takes the risk out of
customizations from an upgrade perspective and allows for more flexibility
than the sandboxed solution model
Why using SharePoint 2013?
More than 70% of Fortune 500 companies use SharePoint Products and
Technologies for portal, collaboration, search, business intelligence, social
computing, record management and/or eDiscovery.
The same platform has been used to build fantastic looking and very functional
Internet-facing sites for many years.
The release of SharePoint Server 2013 brings new powerful features and
capabilities that will also be used by Internet portal architects, designers and
There is nice hosting flexibility as SharePoint Internet sites can be deployed on-
premises in a private SharePoint farm, or in the cloud via the Internet-facing Office
The fact that Internet sites will be licensed through SharePoint Server licenses
makes this platform very attractive from a financial point of view.