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SharePoint 2013 - Productivity points

  1. 1. SharePoint 2013 10 Productivity Points Johnny Zraiby
  2. 2. About Johnny ZRAIBY Senior Software Architect at EI-Technologies. Founder of Galley Interactive (A startup company for website development). Founder of SCHOOLLE(A product for school management). Twitter: @LebanonSUG, @GalleyNet Facebook: Email:
  3. 3. Plan What is SharePoint? SharePoint 2013 versions. 10 Productivity features. Why using SharePoint 2013?
  4. 4. 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 sharing. Individual groups can have a collaborative web site. Facilitates team collaboration . Enhances communication. Automates business processes. Generates relevant reports. Integrates with existing data sources systems.
  5. 5. 2) SharePoint 2013 versions SharePoint Foundation 2013: the free version of SharePoint. SharePoint Foundation provides the core collaboration and document management capabilities. 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.
  6. 6. 3) 10 Productivity features - 1 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.
  7. 7. 3) 10 Productivity features - 2 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.
  8. 8. 3) 10 Productivity features - 3 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
  9. 9. 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 developers. 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 365 platform. The fact that Internet sites will be licensed through SharePoint Server licenses makes this platform very attractive from a financial point of view.
  10. 10. Thank you