In Share Point 2013 Microsoft has tried to improve the experience and make it easier for administrators to deal with the massive program. The most important features for me:
- Request Management:
RM can route to WFEs with better health, keeping low-health WFEs alive
- New Replacement for Web Analytics Service:
Find relevant information (improve search relevance) – based on views, click thru, etc.
- Distributed Cache Service:
There is a new distributed cache service, based on Windows Server AppFabric Distributed Caching.
- Alternate Access Mappings and Self Service Site Creation
- You can still use zones in conjunction with the Urls for a site for different auth methods, But you’re not tied to zones, you can use more than 5 Urls for a site.
- You can specify a custom form that should be used to create a new site. You can also define policies in a content type hub and require or ask that each new site uses one of those policies.
Everything is now based on HTML instead of proprietary format – including support for HTML5
(PowerPoint is no longer used to create custom themes)
- Sharing – Problems: adding feature of managing and tracking (sharing links with permissions and permissions requests)
- Office Web Apps is no longer a service application. Seperated to own product
- Enhance capability of BCS: Access oData sources OOB just like WCF or SQL , has alert, and application level scope.
- Add Community Site Templates
- Target different design depend on user agent
- Search Engine Optimization (Metadata, sitemap generation, url mapping)
- Cross Site Publishing
- Enable Commerce (catalog Template)
- Manage navigation by terms store
- Device based rendering
- SharePoint Workflow Improvements
- Introducing “Stages” (State machine)
- Declarative workflows have loops
- Declarative workflows can call REST/SOAP services
- For more information you can download Share Point 2013 presentations download