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Access Services 2010
Access Services 2010 allows continued maintenance of SharePoint 2010 Access Service applications by using Access 2010 clients and Access 2013 Preview clients. It doesn’t allow user to create new applications.

NA NA Yes
Access Services
It allows creation of new Access service applications using the Access 2013 Preview client. You can view, edit, and interact with Access Services database in a browser.
NA NA Yes
Accessibility Standards Support
Accessibility Standards Support – Most SharePoint user interface (UI) elements, such as links, form controls, and buttons are designed to use Microsoft Active Accessibility (MSA). MSA enables people with disabilities to interact with content by using assistive technologies, such as a screen reader.
Yes Yes Yes
Active Directory Synchronization Yes Yes Yes
Advanced Content Processing
Advanced Content Processing – To improve SharePoint Server 2013 search relevance, the document parsing functionality in the content processing component analyzes both the structure and content of documents. Documents parsers extract useful metadata and remove redundant information. For example, parsers extract heading and subheadings from Word documents, and titles, dates, and authors from slides in PowerPoint presentations. For HTML content, redundant generic information such as menus, headers, and footers are removed from document summaries in the search results.
Yes Yes Yes
Alternate Access Mapping (AAM)
Alternate Access Mapping (AAM) – Alternate access mappings enable a Web application that receives a request for an internal URL, in one of the five authentication zones, to return pages that contain links to the public URL for the zone.
Yes Yes Yes
Analytics Platform
The Analytics Platform in SharePoint 2013 replaces the Web Analytics Service application in 2010. Analytics engine has been completely redesigned in SharePoint 2013.
NA NA Yes
App Catalog (SharePoint) NA Yes Yes
App Deployment: Autohosted Apps NA NA Yes
App Deployment: Cloud-Hosted Apps NA Yes Yes
App Deployment: SharePoint-Hosted Apps NA Yes Yes
App Management Services
This feature allows you to install apps from the Internal Catalog or the Public SharePoint Store.
NA Yes Yes
Ask Me About
Ask Me About – Ask Me About encourages users to develop and use a community resource that taps into the knowledge of the organization.
NA Yes Yes
Asset Library Enhancements/Video Support
Asset Library Enhancements/Video Support – An Asset Library is pre-configured to use special features that help users manage rich media assets, such as image, audio, and video files.
NA Yes Yes
Auditing
Auditing – Site collection administrators can use the audit feature to track which users have taken what actions on the sites, content types, lists, libraries, list items, and library files of site collections.
NA Yes Yes
Auditing & Reporting

Auditing & Reporting (e.g. doc edits, policy edits, deletes) – Site collection administrators can use the audit feature to track which users have taken what actions on the sites, content types, lists, libraries, and list items of site collections.

NA Yes Yes
Auditing of View Events
Auditing of View Events – Site collection administrators can view audit log reports to determine who is taking what action with the content of a site collection.
NA Yes Yes

Blogs
Blogs – Blogs are similar to Wikis as they allow users to add information, but unlike a Wiki, a blog’s entries are dated and arranged in reverse chronological order (newest first). Under SharePoint, blogs can contain any type of information including text, links, pictures, and other multimedia files.

Yes Yes Yes
Business Connectivity Services
With Business Connectivity Services (BCS), you can use SharePoint 2013 and Office 2013 clients as an interface into data that doesn’t live in SharePoint 2013 itself. BCS can access external data sources through Open Data (OData)Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) endpoints, web services, cloud-based services, and .NET assemblies, or through custom connectors.
Yes Yes Yes
BCS: Alerts for External Lists NA Yes Yes
BCS: App Scoped External Content Types (ECTs) NA Yes Yes
BCS: Business Data Webparts NA Yes Yes
BCS: External List Yes Yes Yes
BCS: OData connector NA Yes Yes
BCS: Profile Pages NA Yes Yes
BCS: Rich Client Integration NA NA Yes
BCS: Secure Store Service Yes Yes Yes
BCS: Tenant-level external data log NA NA Yes
Browser-based customizations Yes Yes Yes
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
NA NA Yes
Business Intelligence Center
Business Intelligence Center – The Business Intelligence Center site enables you to store data connections, workbooks, reports, scorecards, and dashboards in a central, secure location.
NA NA Yes

Calculated Measures and Members
Calculated Measures and Members – When you create PivotChart reports of PivotTable reports that use data stored in SQL Server Analysis Services, you can create calculated measure and calculated members for that report.

NA NA Yes
Change the Look
Change the look – Your website colors, background, and typeface all make up the look of your public website. You can change the look so that it reflects your business brand.
Yes Yes Yes
Client Object Model (OM) Yes Yes Yes
Client-side rendering (CSR) Yes Yes Yes
Communities Reputation, Badging, and Moderation
Communities Reputation, Badging, and Moderation – SharePoint 2013 Community Sites provide a new set of features to implement game theory, or gamification. One feature is called “Reputation”, where participation earns you points. As you earn points, you earn achievements that are reflected as your reputation. The second feature to point out is called a “Gifted Badge”. The site owner will define a set of badges that allow you to define the name of each badge. Moderators manage the community by setting rules, reviewing and addressing inappropriate posts, marking interesting content as featured discussions, and so on. “Moderation” -Moderators can also assign gifted badges to specific members to visually indicate that the member is recognized as a specific kind of contributor in the community, such as an expert or a moderator. Each community contains information about member and content reputation, which members earn when they actively post in discussions, and when their content is liked, replied to, or marked as a best answer.
NA Yes Yes
Community
Community – In SharePoint 2013, a Community Site is a new site template that provides a forum experience in the SharePoint environment. Use communities to categorize and cultivate discussions among a broad group of people across organizations in a company. Communities promote open communication and information exchange by enabling people to share their expertise and seek help from others who have knowledge in specific areas of interest. You can deploy a Community Portal to promote communities to users within your enterprise.
NA Yes Yes
Company Feed Yes Yes Yes
Connections to Microsoft Office Clients Yes Yes Yes
Content Organizer
Content Organizer – The Content Organizer acts as a gatekeeper for documents. You can automatically manage some important library tasks, such as managing folder sizes and routing documents to different libraries or folders. This not only saves time, but can help make sure that a document library is managed consistently.
NA Yes Yes
Content Search Web Part
Content Search Web Part – The Content Search Web Part (CSWP) is a new feature in SharePoint 2013. It can be most accurately compared to the Content Query Web Part.
NA NA Yes
Continuous crawl
Continuous crawl – Continuous crawls is a crawl schedule option that is new in SharePoint 2013. It is available only for content sources that use the SharePoint Sites content source type. A continuous crawl starts at set intervals. The default interval is 15 minutes, but you can set continuous crawls to occur at shorter intervals by using Windows PowerShell.
Yes Yes Yes
Cross Browser Support
Cross Browser Support – SharePoint 2013 supports several commonly used web browsers, such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Apple Safari. However, certain web browsers could cause some SharePoint 2013 functionality to be downgraded, limited, or available only through alternative steps.
Yes Yes Yes
Custom Entity Extraction
Custom entity extraction – You create and maintain the custom entity extractor file in a system external to SharePoint 2013 before you import it into SharePoint 2013 to make the custom entity extractor available to the search system.
NA NA Yes
Custom Managed Paths Yes Yes Yes
Custom Site Definitions NA NA Yes
Custom Site Provisioning NA NA Yes

Data Connection Library
Data Connection Library – A data connection library is a special SharePoint library that is designed to store and manage shared data connections. These can include ODC files that you create by using Excel.

NA NA Yes
Decoupled PivotTables and PivotCharts
Decoupled PivotTables and PivotCharts – When you create a PivotChart report, a corresponding PivotTable report is automatically created. New in Excel 2013, you do not have to display a PivotTable report on the same worksheet as its corresponding PivotChart report. You can choose to display only the PivotChart report. This capability is called “decoupled PivotTables and PivotCharts”.
NA NA Yes
Deep links
Deep links – The search system automatically creates links directly to sub-sections of a main page that is frequently visited. These links are called “deep links”.
NA Yes Yes
Deferred Site Collection upgrade
Deferred Site Collection upgrade – The visual upgrade feature is replaced with deferred site collection upgrade. Visual upgrade preserved only the old master pages, CSS files, and HTML files. Deferred site collection upgrade preserves much more, including SPFeature functionality.
Yes Yes Yes
Design Manager
Design Manager lets organizations change master pages, page layouts, mobile views, and more. This feature is especially useful for advanced site design and branding to your public-facing website or your internal site collection or portal.
Yes Yes Yes
Developer Site NA NA NA
Distributed Cache
“Distributed Cache – The Distributed Cache helps to store data for very fast retrieval across all entities. The Distributed Cache service provides in-memory caching services to several features in SharePoint Server 2013. Some of the features that use the Distributed Cache service include:
Newsfeeds
– Authentication
– OneNote client access
– Security Trimming
– Page load performance”
Yes Yes Yes
Document Sets
Document sets let users store, act on, export, and add a description to multiple files as a single entity. Policies, tagging, and templates can be applied to any document set that is created.
NA Yes Yes
Document Translation in Word Web App
Document Translation in Word Web App – In Reading View, Word Web App now features an option to let organizations translate their documents directly in the browser. Even document comments are translated.1
Yes Yes Yes

eDiscovery
The eDiscovery functionality in SharePoint Server 2013 provides improved ways to help you protect your business.

NA Yes Yes
Event-based relevancy
Event-based relevancy – The search system determines the relevance of search results in part by how content is connected, how often an item appears in search results, and which search results people click. The analytics component tracks and analyzes this information and uses it to continuously improve relevance.
NA Yes Yes
Excel Services
Excel Services allows you to view and interact with Excel files in a browser. Excel Services enables you to share workbooks with others, view and explore information in a browser window, and refresh data. Excel Services enables you to view and interact with reports, scorecards, and dashboards in a browser window, much like you would use the Excel client. Excel Services also enables you to share all or parts of workbooks with others, and control what information is displayed in those workbooks.
NA NA Yes
Expertise Search
Expertise Search – In SharePoint, it is easier to find people with specific skills or expertise in the People Search vertical. The search results are based on information such as the metadata users have entered about themselves on their personal sites, and information from the content that they have created.
Yes Yes Yes
Extensible content processing
Extensible content processing – Developers can call out to an external content enrichment web service to change the managed properties of crawled items before they are indexed. The ability to change managed properties for items during content processing is helpful for tasks such as data cleansing, entity extraction, classification, and tagging.
NA NA Yes
External Sharing
External Sharing: External Access – If your organization performs work that involves sharing documents or collaborating directly with vendors, clients, or customers, then you might want to use your SharePoint Online sites to share content with people outside your organization who do not have licenses for your organization’s Microsoft Office 365 subscription.
NA NA NA

Field List and Field Support
Field List and Field Support – Excel Services enable you to open the Field List and Field Well for PivotChart and PivotTable reports that are viewed in a browser window. This capability makes it easy to temporarily change the information that is displayed in a PivotChart report or a PivotTable report without having to open Excel.

NA NA Yes
Filter Enhancements
Filter Enhancements – Slicers are easier to create and connect to reports and scorecards. You can adjust the size and orientation of a slicer. You can also format slicers by applying built-in styles or defining your own style.
NA NA Yes
Filter Search
Filter Search – You can search on filter results, which makes it easy to jump to a particular item in a long list.
NA NA Yes
Folder Sync
Folder Sync – Users can sync a SharePoint library to their computers, and then work with those files in the library by using File Explorer. Updates to files sync to SharePoint when users are online. SkyDrive Pro or a document library on a team site can be synced.
NA Yes Yes
Follow
Follow – The follow feature in SharePoint 2013 keeps you connected to the things that you care about the most. There are four things that you can follow: People, Documents, Sites, and Hashtags.
NA Yes Yes
Forms Based Applications NA Yes Yes
Forms on Spreadsheets NA Yes Yes
Full-Trust Solutions Yes Yes Yes

Governance
Governance – Governance is the set of policies, roles, responsibilities, and processes that guide, direct, and control how an organization’s business divisions and IT teams cooperate to achieve business goals.

Yes Yes Yes
Graphical Refiners
Graphical Refiners – The new graphical refiners provide a more visual way of filtering search results.
NA Yes Yes

Health Analyzer

Yes Yes Yes
Host-named Site Collections
Host-named Site Collections – Host-named site collections enable you to assign a unique DNS name to site collections. This enables you to deploy many sites with unique DNS names in the same web application. It also enables hosters to scale an environment to many customers.
Yes Yes Yes
Hybrid search
Hybrid search – In a hybrid deployment of SharePoint, search result content can come from both SharePoint Online and SharePoint Server 2013 on-premises sites.
Yes Yes Yes

Improved Permissions Management

Yes Yes Yes
Improved Self-Service Site Creation
Improved Self-Service Site Creation – Self-Service Site Creation allows users to create and manage their own top-level Web sites automatically.
NA NA Yes
Information Rights Management
Information Rights Management (IRM) – IRM uses Windows Azure Active Directory Rights Management Services (RMS), an information protection technology in Office 365. IRM protection is applied to files at the SharePoint list and library levels.
NA Yes Yes
InfoPath Forms Services NA NA Yes
In-Place Hold
In-Place Hold – When a content source is part of an eDiscovery case, organizations can place it on hold so that a copy is preserved while people continue to work. Holds can be placed on content in SharePoint sites (including SkyDrive Pro sites), in file shares crawled by SharePoint, and in Exchange mailboxes (including archived Lync conversations). Site collection administration permissions must be granted for searching each site in SharePoint Online.
Yes Yes Yes

JavaScript Object Model

Yes Yes Yes

Large List Scalability and Management
Large List Scalability and Management – By planning and using key list and library features, you can ensure that you and other users quickly find information without adversely affecting the performance of the rest of your site.

Yes Yes Yes
List and Library APIs Yes Yes Yes

Machine Translation Service
This feature performs automated machine translation.

NA Yes Yes
Managed Accounts
Managed Accounts – A Managed Account is effectively an Active Directory user account whose credentials are managed by and contained within SharePoint.
Yes Yes Yes
Managed Metadata Service
Access managed taxonomy hierarchies, keywords, and social tagging infrastructure as well as Content Type publishing across site collections.
NA Yes Yes
Managed navigation
Managed navigation lets organizations define and maintain the navigation on a site by using term sets. Managed navigation supplements the existing SharePoint navigation that is based on site structure. The managed navigation structure is created by adding terms to term sets in the Term Store Management tool.
NA Yes Yes
Metadata-driven Navigation
Metadata-driven navigation makes it easier to discover content in large lists and libraries. User tagging incentives are introduced and offer anticipatory suggestions of appropriate metadata based on location and context.
NA Yes Yes
Microblogging
Microblogging in SharePoint 2013 is the ability to post short status updates and replies that may include text, links, images, videos, hashtags (#) for categorization/tagging, and @ mentions to directly mention users in posts. Users can microblog from their Newsfeed or from a Team Site. Users can like and reply to other user’s microblogs (so long as they have edit access to the microblog). You can even mark a microblog for follow-up (which adds a task to your personal task list on your My Site).
NA Yes Yes
Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Subscription Settings Service
Tracks subscription IDs and settings for services that are deployed in partitioned mode. Windows Powershell only.
Yes Yes Yes
Minimal Download Strategy
Minimal Download Strategy (MDS) -It improves rendering performance when browsing content where large parts of the page do not change, which provides a more fluid navigation experience.
Yes Yes Yes
Mobile Device Connectivity
SharePoint Server 2013 offers new, optimized viewing experiences across different mobile platforms. Additionally, several new features available include optimized mobile browser experience for Smartphone mobile devices, rendering of a single published SharePoint site in multiple designs to accommodate different device targets, push notifications, support for a new geolocation field type that can be used for mobile application development, view business intelligence content such as PerformancePoint Web Parts, Excel Services reports, and SQL Reporting Services reports, and view Office Web Apps.
Yes Yes Yes
Multi-Lingual User Interface
The Multilingual User Interface (MUI) functionality gives users the ability to change the language of the user interface (UI) for a website.
Yes Yes Yes
Multi-stage Disposition
Retentions policies can have multiple stages, allowing you to specify the entire document lifecycle as one policy.
NA Yes Yes

Newsfeed
Newsfeed – Use the SharePoint Newsfeed app to interact with your organization’s SharePoint social network.

NA Yes Yes

OAuth
OAuth – OAuth is the internet protocol for creating and managing app identity. It is also a cross-platform mechanism for authenticating and authorizing apps.

NA Yes Yes
Office Web Apps (edit)
If you’re an Office 365 customer, then you can automatically create and edit Office files using Office Web Apps from an Internet browser.1
Yes Yes Yes
Office Web Apps (view)
By default, Office Web Apps are view-only. View-only functionality is provided for free.1
Yes Yes Yes
Office Web Apps Server Integration
Office Web Apps Server integration – For SharePoint Server 2013, Office Web Apps are now delivered in a new Office server product, Office Web Apps Server. A single Office Web Apps server farm can support users who access Office files through SharePoint Server 2013, Exchange Server 2013, shared folders, and websites. It’s a simpler way of deploying and managing Office Web Apps in an on-premise environment.
Yes Yes Yes
One Click Sharing NA Yes Yes
OOTB Web Parts
“Web Part is a modular unit of information that forms the basic building block of a Web Part page.”
Yes Yes Yes

Patch Management

Yes Yes Yes
People, Sites, Document Recommendations NA Yes Yes
PerformancePoint Services (PPS) Dashboard Migration
With Dashboard Migration, SharePoint Server 2013 customers will be able to copy complete dashboards and dependencies. This includes the .aspx file, to other users, servers, or site collections. This feature also allows the ability to migrate single items to other environment and migrate content by using Windows PowerShell commands.
NA NA Yes
Permissions Management
With SharePoint Permission Manager, administrators can search, analyze and manage SharePoint users, groups and permissions on a centralized platform. Permission Manager makes it easier and more effective to control permissions and improve SharePoint governance.
Yes Yes Yes
Personal Site
Personal Site gives you a central location to manage and store your documents, content, links, and contacts. My Site serves as a point of contact for other users in your organization to find information about you and your skills and interests. Content providers can use My Site as a method of customizing the information they present to users.
NA Yes Yes
Phonetic Name Matching
Improved phonetic name matching finds search results for similar sounding names.
Yes Yes Yes
Photos and Presence
Help people recognize each other with photos. Use presence to email, IM, or call someone with the click of a button.
Yes Yes Yes
PowerPivot
PowerPivot is an add-in that organizations can use to perform powerful data analysis and create sophisticated data models. PowerPivot also enables organizations to mash up large volumes of data from various sources, analyze data quickly, and share insights
NA NA Yes
PowerPoint Automation Services
PowerPoint Automation Services helps enterprises manage their presentations. It is a shared service that provides unattended, server-side conversion of presentations into other formats.
NA Yes Yes
PowerPoint Conversion
Allows you to convert PowerPoint presentations into various formats.
NA Yes Yes
Power View
Power View is an add-in for Excel that enables organizations to visualize and interact with modeled data by using highly interactive visualizations, animations, and smart querying. Organizations can present insights with other through storyboard presentation capabilities. Power View is powered by BI Semantic Model and the VertiPaq engine.
NA NA Yes
Preservation Hold Library
Content that is placed on hold is preserved, but users can still change it. The state of the content at the time of preservation is recorded. If a user changes the content or even deletes it, the item is retained at the time of deletion and the original, preserved version is still available.
NA NA Yes
Project functionality for team sites Yes Yes Yes
Project Site Template Yes Yes Yes
Project Summary Web Part
The Project Summary web part in SharePoint 2013 displays the events and tasks. By default this web part will be available in the home page of the project sites.
Yes Yes Yes
Project Workspace Yes Yes Yes

Query Rules – Add Promoted Results
In a query rule, specify conditions and correlated actions. When a query meets the conditions in a query rule, the search system performs the actions specified in the rule. The “Add promoted results” action lets you promote individual results so that they appear at the top of search results.

NA Yes Yes
Query Rules – Advanced Actions
In this query rule, specify conditions and correlated actions. When a query meets the conditions in a query rule, the search system performs the actions specified in the rule.
NA NA Yes
Query Spelling Correction
Edit exclusions and inclusions lists to decide which queries the search results page should display alternative query spellings for.
Yes Yes Yes
Query Suggestions
Query suggestions are suggested phrases that users have already searched for. The suggestions appear in a list below the Search Box as a user types a query. Query suggestions are generated automatically, and phrases can be added to the system as “always” or “never” suggest.
NA Yes Yes
Query Throttling
If query resources become limited, you can decide how queries should be prioritized based on the client type the queries are coming from.
NA Yes Yes
Quick Edit
Quick Edit, formerly known as Datasheet View, allows you to simply and quickly edit items inline on a SharePoint list. Quick Edit can be helpful if you have to edit many items in a list or library at the same time from within a grid, similar to a spreadsheet.
Yes Yes Yes
Quick Explore
Quick Explore enables organizations to select a value in a PivotChart report or a PivotTable report and see additional information about that value. For example, if you are viewing a sales report and you select a value that represents total sales amounts, you can use Quick Explore to view additional information such as sales amounts across different product categories or geographical areas.
NA NA Yes
Quick Preview
Users can rest the pointer over a search result to preview and interact with the document or site content in the hover panel to the right of the result. The preview shows rich metadata and has deep links to the main sections of the document or site.
Yes Yes Yes
Quota Templates
You control how much data a site collection can hold and the quantity of resources it can use by using quotas. Quotas let you set storage limit values and warning limit values. Storage limit values define the maximum limit which the site collection size cannot exceed. Warning limit values define a threshold that, when reached, triggers an email alert to the site collection administrators. Quotas can be saved as quota templates, which can then be applied to any site collection in a SharePoint farm. Using quota templates rather than individual quotas can simplify setting storage limits on new site collections
Yes Yes Yes

Ratings
Ratings enable members to vote on individual posts and replies. Ratings contribute to the reputation of community members.

NA Yes Yes
Read-Only Database Support Yes Yes Yes
Recommendations
The search system looks for patterns in how users interact with content items, sites and people, and can use the information to display recommendations on a site, for example, “People who viewed this also viewed”.
NA Yes Yes
Records Management and Compliance
The records management and compliance features in SharePoint Server 2013 provide improved ways to help you protect your business. The records archive and in-place record retention from earlier versions of SharePoint Server are still supported. SharePoint Server 2013 adds retention policies that are applied at the level of a site.
NA Yes Yes
Refiners
Refiners categorize the top documents in SharePoint Server search results into groups that let users filter the search results.
Yes Yes Yes
Remote Blob Storage
SharePoint 2013 uses the RBS feature to store BLOBs outside the content database. SQL Server and SharePoint 2013 jointly manage the data integrity between the database records and contents of the RBS external store on a per-database basis.
Yes Yes Yes
Remote Event Receiver Yes Yes Yes
Request Management
Request Management in SharePoint Server 2013 enables IT to prioritize and route incoming requests through a rules engine that applies logic to determine the nature of the request and the appropriate response.
Yes Yes Yes
Request Throttling
You can prioritize requests by throttling lower priority requests to preserve resources for those of higher priority.
Yes Yes Yes
REST API Yes Yes Yes
RESTful Query API/Query OM
Developers can create .NET code to access the public search object model. This includes search administration operations in addition to submitting search queries. To interact with the service side object model, the .NET code must run on a web server in the farm. A sub-set of the object mode can be accessed from a remote computer by using the Client Side Object Model (CSOM). Features of the Client Side Object model (CSOM) can be accessed by using a REST-based web service or oData. This allows developers to submit queries to the SharePoint Server 2013 farm using popular web development tools.
Yes Yes Yes
Result Sources
Create and use a result source to specify a location from which to obtain search results and to specify the protocol for getting those results. Result sources replace scopes and federated locations.
Yes Yes Yes
Rich Media Management
An Asset Library is pre-configured to use special features that help you manage rich media assets, such as image, audio, and video files.
NA Yes Yes

Sandboxed Solutions

Yes Yes Yes
Scorecards & Dashboards
A scorecard shows at a glance whether performance is on or off target for one or more key performance indicators (KPIs). A dashboard is a collection of views that can include scorecards and other reports. Scorecards and dashboard are designed to show current performance information and are typically rendered in a site such as a SharePoint Server 2013 site
NA NA Yes
Search
Search helps users quickly return to important sites and documents by remembering what they have previously searched and clicked. The results of previously searched and clicked items are displayed as query suggestions at the top of the results page.
NA Yes Yes
Search Connector Framework
SharePoint Server 2013 provides default connectors (protocol handlers) for the most popular protocols, which can be used to crawl and index content. To crawl content that requires a non-default connector, your organization can purchase and install third-party connectors or build your own custom connectors.
NA NA NA
Search Results Sorting
Users can choose to sort search results by different criteria, for example relevance, freshness, and social distance (people names).
NA Yes Yes
Search vertical: “Conversations”
A targeted search experience that displays results that are custom filtered and formatted for conversations content.
NA Yes Yes
Search vertical: “People”
A targeted search experience that displays results that are custom filtered and formatted for people content. The search results are based on metadata about the people in an organization and on the content those people have produced.
NA Yes Yes
Search vertical: “Video”
A targeted search experience that displays results that are custom filtered and formatted for video content
NA NA Yes
Secure Store Service
Provides single sign-on authentication to access multiple applications or services
NA Yes Yes
Service Application Platform Yes Yes Yes
Shared Content Types
To share content types among site collections, you make on content type gallery the “hub” of a managed metadata service, create connections to the service from each web application that contains a site collection, and specify that site collections should use the content types in the service.
NA Yes Yes
SharePoint Designer Yes Yes Yes
SharePoint Design Manager Yes Yes Yes
SharePoint Health Analyzer
SharePoint 2013 includes a tool named SharePoint Health Analyzer that enables you to diagnose and resolve configuration, performance, and usage problems. SharePoint Health Analyzer runs predefined health rules against servers in the farm. A health rule runs a test and returns an alert that tells you the outcome of the test.
Yes Yes Yes
SharePoint Lists
Lists are a key, underlying feature of your SharePoint site. They enable teams to gather, track, and share information by using a Web browser. Take this course and learn the basics.
Yes Yes Yes
SharePoint Ribbon
The ribbon is a command interface that brings many controls out from hiding and onto the page where they can do the most good. Similar to the UI in products like Microsoft Word 2010, the ribbon is a toolbar that appears across the top of each page and displays many of the most commonly-used tools, controls, and commands.
Yes Yes Yes
SharePoint Store Yes Yes Yes
SharePoint Translation Services
The Machine Translation Service lets users automatically translate documents. You can create a Machine Translation service application and configure the Machine Translation Service by using Central Administration, or Windows PowerShell.3
NA Yes Yes
Shredded Storage
Shredded storage is a new data platform improvement in SharePoint 2013 related to the management of large binary objects (I.e. BLOBS such as Microsoft PowerPoint Presentations, Microsoft Word Documents, etc.).
Yes Yes Yes
Site Collection Compliance Policies NA Yes Yes
Site Collection Health Checks
SharePoint 2013 includes a set of rules that you can run against a site collection to verify that it is working as expected. These rules are part of the site collection health checks. You can run the health checks from the Site Settings page or by using Windows PowerShell.
Yes Yes Yes
Site Feed
Site feeds provide newsfeed functionality to a specific group of users. Site feeds are available on team sites. When planning to use site feeds on your team sites in SharePoint Server 2013 , the web application that contains the team sites must exist in the same server farm as the web application that hosts the My Site host site collection.
Yes Yes Yes
Site Mailbox
A site mailbox is a shared inbox in Exchange Online that all the members of a SharePoint Online site can access.2
NA Yes Yes
Skydrive Pro
SkyDrive Pro is your professional library-the place to keep your work documents and other files. You can think of SkyDrive Pro as your SkyDrive for business. When you store your files on SkyDrive Pro, only you can see them, but you can easily share them with co-workers and access them from your mobile devices. Your files are safely kept in the cloud with SharePoint Online or on your company’s SharePoint Server 2013 servers, depending on what your company has set up.
Yes Yes Yes
Social Computing
The social computing features in SharePoint Server 2013 offer an improved administration and user experience, in addition to new functionality for enterprise users to share and collaborate with others in their organization. The introduction of Community Sites> offers a forum experience to categorize discussions around subject areas, and connect users who have knowledge or seek knowledge about subject areas. Improvements to My Sites offer a more intuitive workflow for users to develop their personal profiles, store content, and keep up-to-date with activities of interest.
NA Yes Yes
SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
Integrated Mode – When SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services is integrated with SharePoint, you can use powerful SharePoint collaboration and centralized document management features for SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services content. Reports are stored in SharePoint document libraries, alongside other reports such as Excel Services files. SharePoint permissions can be used to control access to Reporting Services content, and people are able to start Report Designer, Model Designer, and Report Builder within a document library.
NA NA Yes
State Service
Provides temporary storage of user session data for SharePoint Server components.
NA Yes Yes
System Status Notifications
SharePoint 2013 implements new System Status Notifications designed to provide site users information about lifecycle events to include availability of upgrade, maintenance, and read-only states.
Yes Yes Yes

Tag profiles

NA Yes Yes
Tasks integrated with Outlook NA Yes Yes
Task List Yes Yes Yes
Team Site: Drag & Drop
Drag and Drop feature is great for moving documents from one library to the other and for moving documents to a folder. You can now drag and drop files between your desktop or any location using File Explorer and SharePoint.
Yes Yes Yes
Team Site: Notebook Yes Yes Yes
Team Site: Simplified Access Yes Yes Yes
Templates
SharePoint templates help users to create the site based predefined features, styles etc.
Yes Yes Yes
Themes
Themes provide a quick and easy way to apply lightweight branding to a SharePoint 2013 site. A theme lets a site owner, or a user who has designer rights, customize a site by changing the site layout, color palette, font scheme, and background image.
Yes Yes Yes
Timeline Slicer
A timeline slicer is a control that can be added to a dashboard created by using Excel. A timeline control enables people to view information for a particular period of time.
NA NA Yes
Trending Tags
Trending tags offers you a view of the trending topics in your organization.
NA Yes Yes
Tunable Relevancy
The search system has strong built-in relevant that will automatically improve over time. In addition, many tools can be used to manually tune the relevancy to match content and to create specific search experiences for an organization.
NA NA NA

Unattached Content Database Recovery
You can restore content from an unattached content database in SharePoint 2013 by using the SharePoint Central Administration website or Windows PowerShell. The restore tool that you use depends on the kind of environment that you have deployed, your schedule requirements, and service level agreements that you have made with your organization.

Yes Yes Yes
Unique Document IDs
The unique Document ID services improves the managing and tracking of information by assigning a unique, human-readable identifier to every piece of content, making it easier to locate, even if the content was moved from its original location.
NA Yes Yes
Upgrade evaluation site collections Yes Yes Yes
Usage Analytics
Usage analytics analyzes user actions, or usage events, such as clicks or viewed items, on the SharePoint site
Yes Yes Yes
Usage and Health Data Collection
Collects farm wide usage and health data and provides the ability to view various usage and health reports
Yes Yes Yes
Usage Reporting and Logging Yes Yes Yes
User Authentication and Authorization
User authentication in SharePoint 2013 is the process that verifies the identity of a user who requests access to a SharePoint web application. User authorization in SharePoint 2013 is the process that determines the users who can perform defined operations on a specified resource within a SharePoint web application. SharePoint 2013 supports user authentication based on the following methods:

Windows claims
Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) -based claims
Forms-based authentication claims
These claims-based authentication methods are now the recommended authentication methods for SharePoint 2013.

Yes Yes Yes
User Profile
Adds support for My Sites, Profiles pages, Social Tagging, and other social computing features.
NA Yes Yes

Video Search
An Asset Library is pre-configured to use special features that help you manage rich media assets, such as image, audio, and video files.

NA NA Yes
Visio Graphics Service
Allows you to view and publish Microsoft Visio diagrams in a Web browser.
NA NA Yes

WCM: Analytics
The Analytics Processing Component helps SharePoint Server 2013 administrators identify and surface content that users consider to be the most useful and relevant. The component analyzes both the content itself, and also the way users interact with it. The results from the analysis are added to the items in the search index so that search relevant improves automatically over time. Also, the results are used in reports that help search administrators see which manyual steps they can take to improve the search system.

NA Yes Yes
WCM: Catalog
A catalog is a library or list that is shared across other sites and site collections.
NA NA Yes
WCM: Cross-site publishing
Cross-site publishing allows SharePoint Server 2013 customers to use one or more authoring site collections to author and store content, and one or more publishing site collections to control the design of the site and to show the content. The authoring site collection contains catalogs, such as Pages libraries and lists, which contain content that is tagged with metadata. These catalogs are indexed by the search system and made available to the publishing site collection. The publishing site collection issues queries for data that was indexed and shows it on web pages by using Web Parts that use search technology.
NA NA Yes
WCM: Designer Tools
If an organization needs to completely redesign a site from scratch or reuse a previous site design, the Design Manager allows the modification of master pages, page layouts, mobile views, and more. This feature is especially useful for advanced site design and branding to a public-facing website or internal site collection or portal.
NA Yes Yes
WCM: Faceted navigation
Faceted navigation help users browser for content more easily by filtering on refiners that are tied to terms in a term set. By using faceted navigation, SharePoint Server 2013 administrators can configure different refiners for different terms in a term set without having to create additional pages.
NA NA Yes
WCM: Image Renditions
Image renditions let organizations have large source images on a SharePoint Server 2013 site and also have places on a site where pages only use smaller versions.
NA NA Yes
WCM: Mobile and Device Rendering
SharePoint supports targeting different devices, such as smartphones, tablets, and set-top boxes. Designers can create channels that allow a single publishing site to be rendered in multiple ways by using different designs that target different devices.
NA Yes Yes
WCM: Multiple Domains
SharePoint Server 2013 can create host-named site collections with the host header. Host-named site collections in SharePoint provide URL management and scalability of sites within a single web application. This feature is not available to SharePoint Online customers.
NA NA Yes
WCM: OOTB Recommendations Webparts
The Recommended Items Web Part shows content recommendations based on how users have previously interacted with the site.
NA Yes Yes
WCM: Search Engine Optimizations (SEO)
Optimizing a public website for search is very important to connecting with new and returning customers. SharePoint Online includes built-in SEO features, such as customizable robots.txt and page-level metatagging so organizations can easily tune sites for better search results.
NA Yes Yes
WCM: Topic Pages
Category pages and catalog item pages are page layouts that you can use to show structured catalog content consistently across a SharePoint Server 2013 site.
NA NA Yes
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. SharePoint Server 2013 also has new features that use the power of search to surface dynamic web content on publishing sites.
NA Yes Yes
Wikis
SharePoint Wiki is an online destination where users can freely create or edit Web page content.
Yes Yes Yes
Windows PowerShell for SharePoint 2013
Windows PowerShell cmdlets that you use in SharePoint 2013 help you complete simple and complex administrative tasks. Command-line Help is available in the SharePoint 2013 Management Shell. For information about Windows PowerShell in general, visit the Windows PowerShell Technology Center.
Yes Yes Yes
Word Automation Services performs automated bulk document conversions. NA Yes Yes
Workflow
SharePoint Server 2013 brings a major advancement to workflow: enterprise features such as fully declarative authoring, REST and Service Bus messaging, elastic scalability, and managed service reliability. SharePoint Server 2013 can use a new workflow service built on the Windows Workflow Foundation components of the .NET Framework 4.5. This new service is called Workflow Manager and it is designed to play a central role in the enterprise. Processes are central to any organization and workflow is the orchestrator of processes.
NA Yes Yes
Workflow 2010 (.NET 3.5) Yes Yes Yes
Workflow 2010 (out of the box) NA Yes Yes
Workflow 2013 NA Yes Yes
Workload API: ECM APIs NA Yes Yes
Workload API: Search APIs Yes Yes Yes
Workload API: Social APIs NA Yes Yes
Work Management
Provides task aggregation across work management systems, including Microsoft SharePoint products, Microsoft Exchange Server, and Microsoft Project Server.
NA Yes Yes
Work Management Service
The Work Management Service Application provides functionality to aggregate tasks to a central location on SharePoint Server. Work Management Service is usually exposed as part of each users My Site / Newsfeed experience. If you have Project Server, site-level tasks or Outlook/Exchange to-do’s, this feature alone can help “sell” social to new users.
Yes Yes Yes

1. Requires connection to Office Web Apps Server 2013 and an Office desktop suite license, such as Office Professional Plus or Office Standard.
2. Requires connection to Microsoft Exchange Server or Microsoft Exchange Online to enable integrated features.
3. Requires SharePoint Server 2013, Standard or Enterprise edition. This feature is not available to Foundation as stated in some TechNet articles.