SharePoint 2013 Preview


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A preview of the newfangled, fresh out of the box, SharePoint 2013! To be taken with a small grain of salt as it is still a beta and could change.

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SharePoint 2013 Preview

  1. 1. SharePoint 2013 Preview Sean Wallbridge @itgroove
  2. 2. Who Am I?Who Am I: Sean Wallbridge, SharePoint Guy My Experience : 20 Years in Technology IT Consultant/SharePoint Jedi 9 Years as a Business Owner  President and Principal Consultant – itgroove – SharePoint MVP, MCSE+i, MCT, CISSP Certified Microsoft Trainer, Developer and Network Engineer & Dad My Blog –
  3. 3. Who We Are…itgroove :: Your SharePoint Midwives• A SharePoint architect needs to be more of a midwife than a doctor. It’s the client who is giving birth to this thing and you are there to create the conditions for them to make that journey as stress free as one can. Who is the one who has to adapt and live with the result anyway?  Reference: architect-midwives-versus-doctors
  4. 4. The State of SharePointo No signs of slowing downo Web Applications are hotter than ever thanks to mobile devices like the iPado Cloud … Cloud … Cloud o Microsoft wants it o Microsoft is learning from it o SharePoint is benefitting because of it
  5. 5. So what‟s new daddio? I hope you won‟t At least weI hope you love miss rounded didn‟t steal it boxes edges from Apple …
  6. 6. What is the Office 2013 Preview?o Microsoft Office 2013 Customer Preview o Released July 16, 2012 (Technical Preview was end of January 30, 2012) o First Public Betao Office 2013 will be available as part of Windows RT (runtime for ARM processors) and for 32/64 bit Windowso Gold ETA - Unknown Remember :: This is a BETA • Details may change • Stuff may crash • I may curse
  7. 7. Interface is new and fresh• Called … Metro  Modern UI  Windows 8 Style UI. As of 4pm today anyways ;) • Tiles, Segoe Fonts• More mobile friendly• HTML 5• Hover Cards and jQuery is Everyhere!
  8. 8. Interface is new and fresh
  9. 9. New Site Templateso Developer Site (Napa) - A site for developers to build, test and publish apps for Officeo Express Hosted Site - A site for people to quickly create a collaboration space with public facing web pages and a members only areao Project Site - A site for managing and collaborating on a project. This site template brings all status, communication, and artifacts relevant to the project into one placeo Community Site - A place where community members discuss topics of common interesto Community Portal - A site for discovering communitieso Discovery Center - A site to manage the preservation, search, and export of content for legal matters and investigations.
  10. 10. Appso There are lists, libraries and apps – no wait, they are all apps
  11. 11. Apps List View Web Parts Web Parts Web Parts Lists and (Pre 2013) Libraries Apps
  12. 12. New Lists and Libraries, er, Appso Site Mailbox - The Site Mailbox app helps you keep email and documents close together by connecting your site to an Exchange mailbox. Allowing access to both Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Preview documents and Exchange 2013 email using the same client interfaceo Promoted Links - Use this list to display a set of link actions in a tile based visual layouto Access – Embed Access applications directly into your sites (this could be a lot of fun … or a disaster, stay tuned)
  13. 13. New Web Partso Blogs o Media and Content o Blog Archives o Get started with your site o Blog Notifications o Script Editor o Blog Tools o Searcho Community o Search Navigation o About this Community o Taxonomy Refinement Panel o Join o Social o My Membership o Contact Details o Tools o Who can see these posts? o What‟s Happeningo Content Rollup o Project Summary o Sites in Category o Term Property o Timeline
  14. 14. Document Library Drag and Dropo Drag and drop files into libraries in: o Firefox o Chrome o IE with Office 2013 or IE10 o Or SharePoint Designer 2013 (wink)
  15. 15. Still some Office Bits…o Open with Explorer still an IE thang
  16. 16. Sharing and Popularity Trendso Sharing and simplifying access is as simple now as clicking “share”o Popularity threads from the new search/analytics provides lots of juicy details
  17. 17. Search
  18. 18. Search Center and Refinements• Functionality of FAST added to search engine• Web Analytics moved to search• One Search Engine for Foundation and Server• AJAX User inteface• Visual Refinement• Preview Pane for Search Results• In library/list search box
  19. 19. Search Center and Refinements
  20. 20. Searching In Line – YA!o On page, in line search
  21. 21. Searching In Line – YA!
  22. 22. Content Search Web Part (CSWP) CSWP vs CQWPWhat is CSWP - A webpart that displays search results What is CQWP - A webpart that displays contentbased on a associated search query. based on a query or otherwise form the entire site collection.How does it display Results – The CSWP can return any How does it display Results – CQWP return anycontent from the search index. It queries against the Index content from within the site collection based on theto display results. filter.Result Accuracy – The CSWP returns content that is as Result Accuracy – CQWP displays instant content orfresh as the latest crawl of your content, so if you crawl the refreshed version of content.often, the content that the CSWP returns is more up-to-date than if you crawl infrequently.Content in Results - Search crawls only the major versions Content in Results - CQWP on the other handof content, never the minor versions. So no minor version displays minor versions of your content as well.documents are included in results.Results Availability - If the site collection or site is marked Resource Allocation - If you want to return resultsto not be indexed, the content is not available using from a site that is marked to not index, use theCSWP. CQWP instead.
  23. 23. Fancier (Better) Search Reportingo Analytics have been moved into the Search Service application o Richer, better insights (Popularity and Search Reports) for the site or right down to a single document (select Popularity Trends from the Ribbon) o Nintex stopped producing theirs, so this must be good (or destined to be…)
  24. 24. Office Web Apps“Office Web Apps Server Preview is a new Office server product thatdelivers browser-based versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, andOneNote. A single Office Web Apps Server farm can support users whoaccess Office files through SharePoint 2013 Preview, Lync Server 2013Preview, Exchange Server 2013 Preview, shared folders, and web sites “ o What does it mean? o OWA is Broken out of SharePoint and get‟s its own server because several server applications (Exchange, SharePoint and Lync) can now share it
  25. 25. Office Web Apps
  26. 26. Microblogging• Every microblog update can now include: • #tags (dynamically pulled from or added to MMS) • @targets (default pulls from your social colleagues list but you can post the updates to any SharePoint user)• Drop the newsfeed webpart onto a page and socialize
  27. 27. Yammero Strategy isn‟t clear yet. But Microsoft paid $1.2 Billion. So expect something… o Perhaps … (more) Facebook for business.“For Microsoft, it’s clear they could not compete in the increasingly social enterprise market withoutsomething new. SharePoint is under attack, competes with Microsofts Dynamicsproduct, and Google competes in the cloud with Office 365 and Skype for business use. All three ofthese initiatives lack social. The Yammer acquisition was therefore a required move to bolsterMicrosofts social strategy and to survive the next innovation leap.”
  28. 28. Promoted Links (Tiles)o Styled/rollover links that are easy to implemento Very customizable
  29. 29. Embed Video in 10 secondso Nothing more to „splain… o 123 … SharePoint can be used to orient to the job and content…
  30. 30. Navigationo Edit Links Directly in Quick Launcho Build (multi-level) Navigation through your Term Store!
  31. 31. Taskso Timelines and the Timeline Web Parto Colour coding in the timelineo Indent/Outdent and add tasks to timeline
  32. 32. Datasheet Viewso Called Quick Edit and works outside of IE now ;) o No longer part of the exclusive Office club, though Open with Explorer seems stuck in IEo You can still create a „Datasheet‟ view
  33. 33. Datasheet Views
  34. 34. Document Setso Icon appears in search results (Was that so hard?)o Content query web part now understands Document Sets (so you can aggregate)
  35. 35. What the ???o Jeff Teper – “Use SharePoint as an out-of-box application whenever possible - We designed the new SharePoint UI to be clean, simple and fast and work great out-of- box. We encourage you not to modify it which could add complexity, performance and upgradeability and to focus your energy on working with users and groups to understand how to use SharePoint to improve productivity and collaboration and identifying and promoting best practices in your organization” - Reference: Design View removed from SharePoint Designer o Data views, conditional formatting – let‟s hope this is a “preview” problem
  36. 36. What the ???
  37. 37. New for the Graphic Designero Great starting point: • Design Manager • Part of Publishing Features. Steps you through the design process • Managed Navigation – we covered that… • Composed Looks (see ya, Office Themes) WebDAV slow? • Change Colours, Layout, Fonts in seconds • New Belltown Layout • Background Images!!! • Device channels • Specify names for different mobile devices and give them custom branding specific to each device • WCM (Web Content Management) • Content Search Web Part – present content from search in the page • Catalogs – create a catalog of products or content (instead of pages for each) • Master Page Gallery works over WebDAV – pick your design tool (Designer, Dreamweaver, VS.NET, Notepad++) and connect with a file share and edit away…
  38. 38. What‟s new in InfoPath 2013?o Bupkiss.  o Well okay, supports .Net 4.0 framework so development (when needed) should be less painful o …Looks like I can use InfoPath 2010 to modify 2013 lists, for now o And inserting online pictures … Oooohhh, say it ain‟t so…
  39. 39. New for the Developero Cloud App Model o Self-contained pieces of code that extend SharePoint o New delivery model for apps such as the SharePoint store and the App Catalogo Familiar Code Using Web Standards o Makes branding & coding easy for any web developer, even those with little Microsoft experience, to create SharePoint solutions o Based on common web standards like HTML, CSS and JavaScripto New & Improved Development Tools o “Napa” Office 365 Development Tools provides a web-based development environment o Visual Studio 2012 and SharePoint Designer 2013 geared up for cloud & mobile device developmento Business Connectivity Just Got Better o BCS has been improved to include Odata, external data in apps, support for REST and more o Direct integration with amazing data crunching reporting tools like PerformancePoint and PowerPivotGet the full scoop at
  40. 40. New for the Developer
  41. 41. Developer Dashboard Improved!o Developer Dashboard Enhancements o Runs in a separate window to avoid impacting rendering of actual page being analyzed o Shows all requests since you started the session (not just the page refresh) – competes now with ULSViewer
  42. 42. Getting ReadyETA Unknown … but probably sooner than we think … at least in the Cloud
  43. 43. Prepping for SharePoint 2013o Starting Transitioning Web Applications to Claimso Get to IE8 or better (IE 7 is no longer supported, and not supported today with Office 365 … by the way)o Get used to the idea that SharePoint Workspaces are gone… o Document workspaces o Meeting workspaces o And SharePoint Workspace (formerly Groove, we hardly knew ya)o Office 2010 and Office 2013 are the “best experience” for SharePoint. o Office 2007 is somewhat supported, Office 2003 is “right out”o Finally, Review my blog post as it evolves: o
  44. 44. Upgradeso Database attach for upgrades onlyo Direct upgrades from SharePoint 2007 and older versions are not supported o Upgrade to 2010 first, then 2013o Content migration still supported via services and client codeo Non-collaborative workloads (e.g. Power Pivot, Social, MMS) require separate migrationso Site Collection Health Checks
  45. 45. Upgrades
  46. 46. Buh-Byeo Document Workspaces (or are they … remnants exists in the UI in the preview … )o IE7 (good riddance)o SharePoint Workspace (replaced by Folder Sync and SkyDrive)o Current Retirement list here:
  47. 47. Learn More• Microsoft Office Preview -• Microsoft SharePoint 2013 -• Microsoft Project 2013 -• Microsoft Exchange 2013 -• Microsoft Lync 2013 -• Retirements - SharePoint 2013 Training ResourcesIT Pro• SharePoint 2013 TechNet IT Pro• SharePoint 2013 training for IT pros (videos)• SharePoint 2013 Ignite training pptxDeveloper• SharePoint 2013 MSDN Developer Portal• SharePoint 2013 Developer training from MSDN• SharePoint 2013 developer welcome page
  48. 48. Give Birth to SharePoint … with Help