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SharePoint 2013 – Comparison of Features – Foundation vs Standard vs Enterprise Versions

SharePoint 2013 Features SharePoint Foundation 2013 SharePoint Server 2013 Standard SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise

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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.

No No 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.

No No 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

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.

No No Yes

App Catalog (SharePoint)

No Yes Yes

App Deployment: Autohosted Apps

No No Yes

App Deployment: Cloud-Hosted Apps

No Yes Yes

App Deployment: SharePoint-Hosted Apps

No Yes Yes

App Management Services

This feature allows you to install apps from the Internal Catalog or the Public SharePoint Store.

No 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.

No 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.

Yes 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.

No 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.

No 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.

No 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

No Yes Yes

BCS: App Scoped External Content Types (ECTs)

No Yes Yes

BCS: Business Data Webparts

No Yes Yes

BCS: External List

Yes Yes Yes

BCS: OData connector

No Yes Yes

BCS: Profile Pages

No Yes Yes

BCS: Rich Client Integration

No No Yes

BCS: Secure Store Service

Yes Yes Yes

BCS: Tenant-level external data log

No No 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

No No 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.

No No 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.

No No 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.

No 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.

No 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.

No 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.

No No 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.

No No Yes

Custom Managed Paths

Yes Yes Yes

Custom Site Definitions

No No Yes

Custom Site Provisioning

No No 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.

No No 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”.

No No 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”.

No 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

No No No

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.

No 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.

No 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.

No 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.

No No 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.

No No 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.

No No No

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.

No No 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.

No No 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.

No No 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.

No 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.

No Yes Yes

Forms Based Applications

No Yes Yes

Forms on Spreadsheets

No 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.

No 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.

No No 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.

No Yes Yes

InfoPath Forms Services

No No 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.

No 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.

No Yes Yes

Managed navigation

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.

No Yes Yes

Metadata-driven Navigation

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.

No Yes Yes

Microblogging

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).

No 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) – Minimal Download Strategy in SharePoint 2013 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

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

Multi-stage Disposition – Retentions policies can have multiple stages, allowing you to specify the entire document lifecycle as one policy.

No Yes Yes

Newsfeed

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

No 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.

No Yes Yes

Office Web Apps (edit)

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)

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

No Yes Yes

OOTB Web Parts

“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

No Yes Yes

PerformancePoint

Access the information you need when you need it with interactive dashboards and scorecards. Easily analyze root causes and make effective decisions by using new features like the Decomposition Tree, visualizations, and improved filtering.

No No Yes

PerformancePoint Services

PerformancePoint Services – PerformancePoint Services enables SharePoint Server 2013 customers to create interactive dashboards that display key performance indicators (KPIs) and data virtualizations in the form of scorecards, reports, and filters.

No No Yes

PerformancePoint Services (PPS) Dashboard Migration

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.

No No Yes

Permissions Management

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 – 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.

No Yes Yes

Phonetic Name Matching

Phonetic Name Matching -Improved phonetic name matching finds search results for similar sounding names.

Yes Yes Yes

Photos and Presence

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 – 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

No No Yes

PowerPoint Automation Services

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.

No Yes Yes

PowerPoint Conversion

Allows you to convert PowerPoint presentations into various formats.

No Yes Yes

Power View

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.

No No Yes

Preservation Hold Library

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.

No No Yes

Project Functionality

Project functionality for team sites

Yes Yes Yes

Project Site Template

Yes Yes Yes

Project Summary Web Part

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

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.

No Yes Yes

Query Rules – Advanced Actions

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.

No No Yes

Query Spelling Correction

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 – 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.

No Yes Yes

Query Throttling

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.

No Yes Yes

Quick Edit

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 – 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.

No No Yes

Quick Preview

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

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

No Yes Yes

Read-Only Database Support

Yes Yes Yes

Recommendations

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”.

No 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.

No Yes Yes

Refiners

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

Remote Blob Storage (RBS) – 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 – 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

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

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

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

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.

No Yes Yes

Sandboxed Solutions

Yes Yes Yes

Scorecards & Dashboards

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

No No 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.

No Yes Yes

Search Connector Framework

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.

No No No

Search Results Sorting

Search results sorting – Users can choose to sort search results by different criteria, for example relevance, freshness, and social distance (people names).

No Yes Yes

Search vertical: “Conversations”

Search vertical: “Conversations” – A targeted search experience that displays results that are custom filtered and formatted for conversations content.

No Yes Yes

Search vertical: “People”

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.

No Yes Yes

Search vertical: “Video”

Search vertical: “Video” – A targeted search experience that displays results that are custom filtered and formatted for video content

No No Yes

Secure Store Service

Provides single sign-on authentication to access multiple applications or services

No Yes Yes

Service Application Platform

Yes Yes Yes

Shared Content Types

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.

No Yes Yes

SharePoint Designer

Yes Yes Yes

SharePoint Design Manager

Yes Yes Yes

SharePoint Health Analyzer

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

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

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

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

No Yes Yes

Shredded Storage

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

No Yes Yes

Site Collection Health Checks

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 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

Site mailbox – A site mailbox is a shared inbox in Exchange Online that all the members of a SharePoint Online site can access.2

No Yes Yes

Skydrive Pro

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.

No Yes Yes

SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)

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.

No No Yes

State Service

Provides temporary storage of user session data for SharePoint Server components.

No Yes Yes

System Status Notifications

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

No Yes Yes

Tasks integrated with Outlook

No Yes Yes

Task List

Yes Yes Yes

Team Site: Drag & Drop

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

Templates – SharePoint templates help users to create the site based predefined features, styles etc.

Yes Yes Yes

Themes

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

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.

No No Yes

Trending Tags

Trending Tags – Trending tags offers you a view of the trending topics in your organization.

No Yes Yes

Tunable Relevancy

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.

No No No

Unattached Content Database Recovery

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

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.

No Yes Yes

Upgrade evaluation site collections

Yes Yes Yes

Usage Analytics

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.

No Yes Yes

Video Search

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.

No No Yes

Visio Graphics Service

Allows you to view and publish Microsoft Visio diagrams in a Web browser.

No No Yes

WCM: Analytics

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.

No Yes Yes

WCM: Catalog

WCM: Catalog – A catalog is a library or list that is shared across other sites and site collections.

No No Yes

WCM: Cross-site publishing

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.

No No Yes

WCM: Designer Tools

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.

No Yes Yes

WCM: Faceted navigation

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.

No No Yes

WCM: Image Renditions

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.

No No Yes

WCM: Mobile and Device Rendering

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.

No Yes Yes

WCM: Multiple Domains

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.

No No Yes

WCM: OOTB Recommendations Webparts

WCM: OOTB Recommendations Webparts – The Recommended Items Web Part shows content recommendations based on how users have previously interacted with the site.

No Yes Yes

WCM: Search Engine Optimizations (SEO)

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.

No Yes Yes

WCM: Topic Pages

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.

No No 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.

No Yes Yes

Wikis

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.

No 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 theWindows 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.

No Yes Yes

Workflow 2010 (.NET 3.5)

Yes Yes Yes

Workflow 2010 (out of the box)

No Yes Yes

Workflow 2013

No Yes Yes

Workload API: ECM APIs

No Yes Yes

Workload API: Search APIs

Yes Yes Yes

Workload API: Social APIs

No Yes Yes

Work Management

Provides task aggregation across work management systems, including Microsoft SharePoint products, Microsoft Exchange Server, and Microsoft Project Server.

No Yes Yes

Work Management Service

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.