Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Evaluation Resources
For details on features and business benefits of SharePoint Server 2013, see the
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Product and Evaluation Guide
eBook: IT Pro Reviewer’s Guide for SharePoint Server 2013
Read about how SharePoint Server 2013 builds on the investments of previous SharePoint releases to help you do the following: lower IT costs with a flexible and scalable collaboration platform; better manage risk by safeguarding your business with secure and reliable capabilities; increase productivity through cost-effective and efficient management.
Technical Evaluation Process
Installation and Deployment
Configuration and Architecture
Video: Social Computing in SharePoint Server 2013
The introduction of Community Sites offers a forum experience to categorize discussions around subject areas, and connect users who have knowledge or seek knowledge about subject areas. Improvements to My Sites offer a more intuitive workflow for users to develop their personal profiles, store content, and keep up-to-date with activities of interest. Learn about new features and functionality for social computing, such as My Sites, feeds, Community Sites, and Community Portals.
Library Article: Web Content Management for SharePoint 2013 Publishing Sites
SharePoint Server 2013 includes new and improved features for web content management that simplify how you design publishing sites and enhance the authoring and publishing processes of your organization. SharePoint Server 2013 also has new features that use the power of search to surface dynamic web content on publishing sites.
Business Intelligence for SharePoint 2013
Find IT pro resources and tools for business intelligence capabilities in SharePoint 2013.
Windows PowerShell for SharePoint 2013
Windows PowerShell is a command-line scripting tool that provides an administrator full access to applicable application programming interfaces (APIs). Administrators can use Windows PowerShell to interact directly with SharePoint-based web applications, site collections, sites, lists, and more.
Workflow in SharePoint 2013
Find IT pro resources and tools for workflow capabilities in SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Foundation 2013.
Tools and Add-Ins
Download: SharePoint Designer 2013 Preview
Use SharePoint Designer to compose no-code solutions that encompass a variety of common scenarios, from collaborative sites and web publishing to Line-Of-Business data integration, business intelligence solutions, and human workflows, all leveraging the building blocks available in SharePoint in an easy to use environment.
Office Web Apps Overview
Microsoft Office Web Apps are online companions to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote, enabling people to access and do light editing or sharing of Office documents from virtually anywhere. This page provides tools and resources for IT professionals planning to deploy Office Web Apps in a SharePoint environment.