Microsoft SharePoint was first launched back in 2001. It was initially a web application platform that was associated with intranet content management and document management. It has been significantly enhanced with the passage of time.
Now, we have SharePoint 2013 that is in fact a dual purpose product. It’s not only a better and more powerful server product; it is also capable of delivering SharePoint-as-a-service in the cloud. There are many things that SharePoint users and developers would love in the latest version. Let’s take a look at some of the amazing features that you can now take advantage of:
SharePoint 2013 is Mobile-Friendly
Just as Windows 8 serves as a great operating system for Smartphones and Tablets, similarly SharePoint 2013 is also ideal for mobile users. Microsoft noticed that many users like the ability to use their desktop applications on whatever device they have, regardless of the size of the screen. This is why SharePoint 2013 offers three different browsing options for mobile users.
Cloud App Model
Do you love creating new and amazing apps? If yes, then you will love SharePoint 2013 because it offers a Cloud App Model that gives you the freedom to create apps. Developers can easily write and publish new apps to SharePoint’s public app store or to a private store that can be accessed by employees only.
SharePoint 2013 offers enhanced search functionality. After all, if you are unable to find what you need when you need it the most, then all of the other features will be useless for you. Significant improvements in search offer much more convenience and flexibility for both IT experts and end users.
Even though SharePoint is a popular product, it was never actually social. Microsoft changed this with SharePoint 2013, with the acquisition of Yammer. It makes sharing and collaboration very easy.
All these great new features should be reason to celebrate for you if you already use SharePoint; as for those who’ve just been thinking about migrating to SharePoint, this might the right time for you!