Kanithi's Professional Blog

July 27, 2012

My Initial Analysis on SharePoint 2013

Filed under: SharePoint 2013 — Tags: — Veera Kanithi @ 3:29 pm


SharePoint 2013 Beta is finally here, so it’s time to get the hands dirty. Here are my initial analysis on the exciting new SharePoint 2013.


When it comes to Environment, SP 2013 only works on .NET 4.0 and also supports .NET 4.5. There are significant changes in 2013 Workflows.

2013 Workflow engine should only run on Windows Workflow Azure Services, it can have it’s own Farm but not on SharePoint Farm.

Also the SP files are in 15 hive.

Central Admin

Central Admin site in SP 2013 looks almost same, except there is a new concept “Apps” and has it’s own settings.


Unlike 2010 Farm or Sandbox solutions, App code is totally isolated from SharePoint. App either it should have complete client side code (Java Script) or if using server code then it should be hosted on its own environment.



“Focus on Content” – To really make emphasis on the main content, eliminating top, left frames

There are some changes with the ribbon space, it automatically expands when you click on Files or Library at the top, instead of occupying the very important space when just browsing.


There are some really cool settings on Publishing Sites to change the look.


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