SharePoint 2013 Enterprise Features

Access Services 2010

Access Services 2010 allows continued maintenance of SharePoint 2010 Access Service applications by using Access 2010 clients and Access 2013 clients. Publish to Access Services 2010 and get the benefit of a Hybrid Access Web Application.

Access Services 2013

It allows creation of new Access service web database applications using the Access 2013 client. These databases are created from scratch as a SharePoint 2013 web app. You can view, edit, and interact with Access Services database in a browser, but all reporting must be done in the Access 2013 client.

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 (MSAA). MSA enables people with disabilities to interact with content by using assistive technologies, such as a screen reader.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Auditing – Site collection administrators can use the audit feature to track which users have taken what actions on the sites, content types, lists, libraries, lit items, and library files of site collections.

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.

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.


Blogs – Blogs are similar to Wikis in that 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.

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 in SharePoint, SharePoint 2013, and Microsoft SQL Server.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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 asPerformancePoint Web Parts, Excel Services reports, and SQL Reporting Services reports, and view Office Web Apps.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Refiners – Refiners categorize the top documents in SharePoint Server search results into groups that let users filter the search results.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.).

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.

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.


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.