SharePoint 2013 New Features and Improvements

Hi Readers,

Was refreshing my Share point Knowledge & wanted to share New improvements in 2013 versions, Below is the list of new features/Improvements:

  • Request Management –> Route /Recognize/Prioritize/ Refuse/Redirect
  • Distributed Cache –> Cache is Synchronized between servers


  • Minimal Download Strategy (MDS) –> Download only portions that have changed.
  • Shredded Storage –> Reduces BLOB I/O during versioning, Reduces amount of data saved in SQL, Decrease Network traffic b/w web and SQL, Fast backups of SQL
  • 3 New service Applications :
  • Machine Translation Services –> Synchronous(immediate)  / Asynchronous (Scheduled via timer Job) – Translate content to another language.
  • APP Management Service –>  App Store /App isolation
  • Work Management Service Application –> Tasks at one Place , Can be integrated with Exchange 2013 & Project Server 2013
  • Changes to Existing Service Application :
  • SSA is one product –> Fast is no longer Separate Product
  • Manage Meta Data –> Control User Tags/ Tags have properties/ Pin Terms
  • User Profile Service –> Easier/Faster / Monitor/ User profile replication Engine( separate in 2010)/ One way AD import
  • WebAnalytics –> No longer a Service Application / It is part of Search now
  • Business Data Connectivity –> Support for OData / Improvements on External List/ Support for SharePoint Apps & Office Apps/ It has event Listener
  • Office Web Apps –> No longer a Service Application / Separate Product Now.
  • Access Services –> Access Services 2010 (Backward Compatibility) / New & Improved Access Service
  • User Authentication –> Windows Classic mode Authentication Depreciated/ Claims based is Recommended /OAuth 2.0 / Better Logging
  • Host Named Site Collections –> SP site Urls / Unlimited Host Names / Multiple Urls for every Zone
  • Self Service Site Creation –> Signup Page/ User can choose Location / Site Classification
  • E-Discovery Center –> Cases /Holds / In-place Holds/ Discovery from Single Site/ Scales out to farms /Exchange Mailboxes, SharePoint Locations, File Shares/Queries for Search & export
  • Site Policies –>Life-cycle of the Site/Site Closure /Control Site Proliferation/ Automate Site Retention

There are other improvements as well but want to share the main ones.


Tech Wizard



2 thoughts on “SharePoint 2013 New Features and Improvements

  1. I do get with online documents when open in Office 2010, is this known issue? I am using Windows server 2008 R2 with Office 2010 64 Bit and I can configure Office365 email with Outlook client.and this is working on my another server.

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