Saturday, July 21, 2012

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Preview is Released

This week Microsoft has unveiled SharePoint Server 2013 Preview along with 2013 Preview versions of Exchange, Lync, Office Web Apps Server, Project, Visio and Office Professional Plus. All these previews brings a Metro-like feel, as well as revamped touch tools intended to make it easier to use the desktop applications on a tablet.

According to Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog, here is a list of new features which are available in this new release.
  1. New SharePoint Experience - Metro Style User Experience
  2. Pervasive Social Networking - Yammer and SharePoint
  3. SkyDrive Pro - Sync and use documents offline in the Windows Explorer
  4. SharePoint Sites - View sites in one place
  5. Projects for Everyone - Task management
  6. FAST Search and Recommendations - Search with FAST
  7. Cloud App Model and Marketplace - build, buy, deploy and manage applications via the new Cloud App Model for the Office 2013
  8. Dynamic Publishing - Multi-device, Multi-lingual intranet and internet sites
  9. In-Place Governance and Compliance - New unified policy management

I have installed SharePoint 2013 and the user experience is some what different when comparing to SharePoint 2010, but it is great. It’s like Windows 8 user experience. I think it will take some time to get familiar with this new release and I am pretty sure it is worth it.

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For more information on all the new 2013 product preview releases, visit Try more products page.

Happy Coding.

Regards,
Jaliya