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Exploring Microsoft® SharePoint® 2013: New Features & Functions

Book Description

Your guide to the most significant changes in SharePoint 2013.

Discover what’s new and what’s changed in SharePoint 2013—and get a head start using these cutting-edge capabilities to improve organizational collaboration and effectiveness.

Led by a Microsoft MVP for SharePoint, you'll learn how to take advantage of important new features and functionality, including app development, collaborative social enterprise tools, enhanced versioning, themes, improved search, and an extended client object model.

Get an early, expert look at how to:

  • Develop SharePoint apps using collaborative social enterprise tools

  • Use the new Minimal Download Strategy (MDS) smart technology to consume less bandwidth

  • Version documents, list items, and entire parts of SharePoint with improved control

  • Use colors and styles to get a themed version of your CSS with a simple line of code

  • Extend the client object model with enhanced search capabilities

  • Table of Contents

    1. Dedication
    2. Introduction
      1. Who this book is for
        1. Assumptions about you
      2. Organization of this book
      3. Acknowledgments
      4. Support & feedback
        1. Errata
        2. We Want to Hear from You
        3. Stay in Touch
    3. 1. Architectural enhancements
      1. Infrastructure improvements
        1. Database improvements
          1. SQL Server-related improvements
          2. Shredded storage
        2. Request management
          1. Request management rules
          2. Request Management Criteria
          3. Creating and managing Request Management
        3. Workflow framework
          1. Workflow Manager architecture
          2. Installing a Workflow Manager farm
          3. Monitoring a Workflow Manager farm
        4. UX improvements
          1. Cache service improvements
          2. Minimal Download Strategy
          3. The theme engine
          4. Support for mobile devices
          5. Supported web browsers
      2. Service application improvements
        1. New service applications
          1. The Machine Translation service application
          2. The Work Management service application
          3. App Management Service
        2. Deprecated/changed service applications
          1. The search service application
          2. MMS
          3. Office Web Apps
          4. Web analytics
          5. Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Subscription Settings Service
          6. The User Profile service application
          7. Business Connectivity Service
          8. Access
          9. PowerPoint Automation Service
      3. Web application and site collection improvements
        1. Authentication
        2. Host-named site collections
        3. Self-Service Site Collection Creation
        4. Site collection and site administration
      4. SharePoint development changes
      5. SharePoint Apps management
        1. Using a SharePoint App
        2. Identify and configure a SharePoint Apps URL
        3. Start SharePoint Apps-related service instances
        4. Create SharePoint Apps-related service applications
        5. Create a farm-wide default web application
        6. Creating and managing App Catalogs
      6. Upgrading to SharePoint 2013
        1. Using compatibility levels to create site collections
        2. Upgrading from a SharePoint 2010-mode site collection
          1. The site collection administrator upgrade process
            1. Remind me notifications and links
            2. Site collection upgrade page
          2. Managing site collection upgrades
            1. Modifying the upgrade throttling settings
            2. Upgrading site collections
            3. Removing a site collection from the upgrade queue
            4. Viewing the upgrade queue
        3. Using an evaluation site
        4. Running the site collection health checker
      7. Licensing in SharePoint 2013
      8. Summary
    4. 2. Introducing the new search architecture
      1. Architecture and topology
        1. Logical architecture
        2. Crawling and content architecture
          1. Crawl component
            1. Index connectors
            2. Content sources
            3. Crawled properties
          2. Crawl database
          3. Content processing component
        3. Analytics architecture
          1. The analytics processing component
          2. The Link Store database
          3. The Event Store
          4. The analytics reporting database
        4. Index and query architecture
          1. The index component
            1. Index partitions
            2. Index replicas
          2. The query processing component
          3. The search index files
        5. The search administration component and database
      2. Search topology
      3. Search user interface enhancements
        1. Search result pages
        2. Search Web Parts
        3. Hover cards
        4. Display templates
        5. Result Types
        6. Search refinements
        7. Query suggestions
      4. Configuring and managing SharePoint 2013 search
        1. Managing search at the SSA level
        2. Changing the search topology
        3. Result sources
        4. Query rules
        5. Query client types
        6. Search dictionaries
        7. Search processes
        8. Site level search admin summary
      5. Deprecated search functionality
        1. Host distribution rules
        2. The SharePoint Search API
      6. Summary
    5. 3. Enterprise Content Management
      1. Records management and compliance
        1. The Discovery Center
          1. Planning Discovery Centers
          2. Unified Discovery and Site Mailboxes
          3. In-place holds
        2. Site-level retention polices
          1. Creating a Site Policy
          2. Using a Site Policy
        3. The CMIS producer
      2. Web Content Management
        1. The new publishing model
        2. Friendly URLs
        3. Cross-site collection publishing
          1. Catalogs
          2. Category pages
          3. CSWP and the CQWP
        4. Managed navigation
          1. Term-Driven pages
        5. Variations and multilingual sites
        6. Device Channels
        7. Search engine optimization
          1. SEO properties
          2. Site collection SEO settings
          3. XML Sitemap
      3. Web design and developer enablement
        1. Design Manager
        2. Snippet Gallery
        3. Design packaging
      4. Improvements in the text editor
        1. Using the clipboard
        2. Embedding and storing video in SharePoint
        3. Introducing image renditions
      5. Summary
    6. 4. Social computing
      1. SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise social networking
      2. Social computing user interface improvements
        1. The Newsfeed hub
          1. The Newsfeed Web Part
          2. Site feeds
        2. The Sites hub
        3. The SkyDrive hub
        4. My Sites
          1. The My Tasks page
          2. Apps
          3. My Site storage
      3. Planning for social computing
        1. Installation lifecycle
        2. Related SharePoint components
        3. Identity management
          1. The User Profile synchronization process
          2. Profile synchronization options
          3. Timer jobs and the role of distributed cache
          4. Privacy settings
            1. User Profile Service Application settings
            2. My Site privacy settings
          5. My Site settings
          6. Permissions for the User Profile Service Application
      4. Yammer integration
      5. Summary
    7. 5. Building composite solutions
      1. Business Connectivity Services
        1. External list enhancements
        2. Support for SharePoint apps and Office apps
        3. Using the event receiver infrastructure
        4. Introducing OData support
          1. Microsoft Visual Studio BCS tooling
          2. OData Windows PowerShell cmdlets
        5. SharePoint BCS hybrid solutions
      2. SharePoint composite tools
        1. SharePoint Designer
        2. SharePoint workflow
          1. Using Visio diagrams to gather requirements
          2. Using SharePoint Designer to create workflows
            1. Authoring SharePoint 2013 workflows by using the Visual Designer
            2. Displaying the workflow as a Stage Outline diagram
        3. Access form applications
          1. SQL Server configuration
          2. SharePoint Server configuration
            1. Creating an Access web app
        4. Visio Services and Visio
          1. Visio 2013
          2. Visio Services
        5. InfoPath
      3. Summary
    8. 6. Business Intelligence
      1. Personal Business Intelligence
      2. Using PowerPivot and Power View
        1. Enabling PowerPivot and Power View
        2. Exploring the Data Model
      3. Team BI
        1. Excel Services
        2. Excel and SharePoint PowerPivot compatibility
      4. Corporate BI
        1. PerformancePoint Services
        2. Reporting Services
          1. Reporting Services SharePoint Mode
          2. Reporting Services add-in
      5. Building a BI ecosystem
        1. Installing Analysis Services SharePoint Mode
        2. SQL Server 2012 PowerPivot for SharePoint 2013
        3. Registering Excel Services to use Analysis Services
        4. Integrating Reporting Services with SharePoint
        5. Installing other SQL Server 2012 SP1 components
          1. Report Builder
          2. Master Data Services add-in
          3. Data Mining add-ins
      6. Summary
    9. A. About the Author
    10. Index
    11. About the Author
    12. Copyright