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What’s New in SharePoint 2013 for End User

SharePoint-2013

Following are the key features of SharePoint 2013 for End Users:

  • Social Computing Features: SharePoint 2013 has introduced many good improvements with respect to Social Computing including Communities, Micro blogging, My Sites, Activity Feeds,Yammer Integration etc.
    • New Site Templates are introduced for Community sites in SharePoint 2013.
    • SharePoint 2013 has Micro blogs – It allows a user to broadcast a message publicly at a central location where other users can respond.
    • My Sites design has also been improved for better navigation.
  • Enterprise Content Management (ECM): As we already know thatSharePoint is primarily an ECM (Enterprise Content Management) System, so every versionhasimprovedit’s capabilities with respect to Content Management.SharePoint 2013 has improvement as ECM e.g. Site MailBox, Site-Level RetentionPoliciesandeDiscovery Capabilities etc.
    • It’s always been desired to Keep relevant and important emails in SharePoint. Now, it’s easy to keep emails and documents with SharePoint Site Mailbox.
    • Moving documents from one location to another in SharePoint by defining a Policy which is basically a set of rules.
    • eDiscovery capabilities is a key feature for End Users;  i’ts a better and improved way to protect Business.
  • Mobile
    • HTML 5 support in SharePoint 2013 extends it’s usage for Mobile devices.
    • Office Mobile Web Apps for Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
    • Push Notifications
    • New Geo location Field Type to store map coordinates.
  • Search: Search has always been a very important feature for End-User in an Enterprise Content Management (ECM) System,soSharePoint improved a lot in version 2013 as:
    • More powerful and unified search. It gives more functionality to search with results coming much faster.
    • Relevant and personalized Search on the basis of a user’s search history.
    • Document preview on search result without opening document.
    • In order to keep the index current (maximum possible), continuous crawl feature is introduced.
    • and much more to it that requires a complete separate post.
  • Business Connectivity Services (BCS):
    • Support for OData.
    • Improvements to Online SharePoint Business Connectivity Services.
    • REST based Object Model for Web and Mobile application developers.
    • Improved support for sorting and filtering of external Lists.
    • Export external list data to an Excel workbook.
    • Improvements to Event Listeners.
  • Business Intelligence (BI): SharePoint 2013 has presented Business Intelligence tool as a way to integrate all Microsoft Office Applications as well as other Microsoft technologies.
    • Visio Services.
    • Excel Services.
    • Performance Point Services i.e. Dashboard Migration, Filter Search, Support for Analysis Services,  Support for Performance Point on iPad.
  • SharePoint 2013 Apps

This post clearly explains key new features in version 2013 for End Users.

Ref : Sharepointfordummies

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PowerShell : Searching for Controls Without a Fully-qualified Type Name

Today’s post is a quick tip. I’m working with some older code where a lot of the ascx files don’t have a fully qualified type name in the Inherits attribute of the Control directive. I wanted to find them without having to open dozens of files and manually search for offenders:

function Find-Controls-Without-PublicKeyToken([string]$directory) {
    $files = dir $directory -Recurse -Filter *.ascx
    $files | where { No-Publickeytoken($_) } | foreach { $_.FullName }
}

This is a pretty straightforward function, it finds all the user control files in a given directory or any of its subdirectories, filters the list using No-Publickeytoken and prints out the paths to the offending files. And here’s No-Publickeytoken:

function No-Publickeytoken($file) {
    $firstLine = Get-Content $_.FullName -TotalCount 1
    ($firstLine -match “Inherits”) -and `
        (-not ($firstLine -match “PublicKeyToken”))
}

This function gets the first line of the file passed to it and then returns true if the line contains the word “Inherits” but doesn’t contain the word “PublicKeyToken”.

Hope this is useful to someone, it certainly saved me a bunch of repetitive manual work.

Ref : SharePoint Blues