Understanding SharePoint 2013

 
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SharePoint 2013 since its release has already carved a huge market share owing to its increasing contribution to enterprise collaboration, application development and actionable business intelligence. This product is an extension of its previous versions such as the SharePoint 2007 and 2010, and is loaded with functionalities that is extremely promising for any business. Having said that, it is important to understand that how an enterprise can map these functionalities with the business goals before setting out to hire a SharePoint developer who would help with the implementation, functioning and maintenance.

Technology evangelists have been talking about this version of the software suite now at large, and so it’s time that enterprises takes a look the features and the business advantages. The first and foremost advantage of SharePoint 2013 is the robust branding it offers for the branding of a particular website. In contrast to the traditional mechanism of managing web design assets, this software suite enables the web designers to create a good public facing website on the SharePoint platform in a comparatively shorter span of time and with a robust mechanism for managing the assets. These websites developed on SharePoint 2013 are more or less accessible from different devices available in the market. Very intelligently, the SharePoint developers have not only incorporated the concept of Responsible Web Design but also search engine optimization strategies to make these sites searchable on the web. Modern websites not only need to be accessible but also search engine friendly and extremely intuitive. This new version provisions to deep dive into data and analytics thereby, directly affecting the business. The PowerPivot program in the current version of the software suite has received an extra boost that has made it easy for business owners to efficiently work with PowerPoint and other data analytics tools. Features in the likes of Visio Services, PerformancePoint Services and Dashboard Designer further promises to monitor performance metrics and the big data.

End user training is one of the most critical parameters that enterprises consider before adopting a particular technology. SharePoint 2013 with its ‘Deferred Site Collection Upgrade’ promises to tackle this issue as well. This feature takes care of the product transition from the previous version to the new one. Suppose if an enterprise website runs on the SharePoint 2010 then the 2013 version can be deployed on the 2010 library stack but at the same time delivering new capabilities.

This new product with its features and its capabilities has become a household name with the enterprises across the different industry vertical. This absolutely seconds this constant requirement in the market to hire SharePoint developers with the working knowledge of all the versions of the software product.

 
 
Raman Gupta