A Revolutionary New Platform: SharePoint Foundation 2013

SharePoint foundation 2013 offers an inclusive solution for connected information work, which in turn allows people to change the way they perform while maintaining the benefits of compliance, existing IT investments, and structured processes.

It is the ideal solution for departments and organizations looking to access web-based collaborations. Your clients will be able to use SharePoint foundation 2013 to organize documents, coordinate schedules, and participate in discussions via blogs, document libraries, and team sites.

SharePoint Foundation 2013 comes with particular features that make it easy for users to achieve all of the above functions. These features include:
Accessibility standard support

Most elements of the SharePoint foundation user interface (such as buttons, links, and form controls) are built to use MSAA (Microsoft Active Accessibility), which enables individuals with disabilities to access content using assistive technologies.

Advanced content processing

SharePoint Foundation 2013 also contains a document parsing functionality that analyzes both the content and the structure of documents in order to boost the search relevance of SharePoint Server 2013. The document parsers remove subheadings and headings from Word documents, and dates, authors, and titles from slides in a PowerPoint presentation. In addition, redundant generic information from HTML content such as menus, footers, and headers is extracted from document summaries found in search results.

Asset Library Enhancements or Video Support

This feature in SharePoint foundation 2013 is pre-configured in order to use certain special features, which enable the users to manage rich media assets including audio, video, and image files.

Alternate Access Mapping

This feature helps you to be able to return to pages with links belonging to the zone or to the public URL when you receive requests in one of the authentication zones for internal URLs.

Business Connectivity Services

This feature enables you to use Office 2013 and SharePoint 2013 clients as a borderline into data that does not live in SharePoint 2013. This feature gives you access to external data sources via WCF (Window Communication Foundation) endpoints, cloud-based services, NET assemblies, web services, and O-Data (Open Data), or via custom connectors.


The Blogs in SharePoint foundation 2013 allow you to add information, much in the same way as you can with Wikis. However, they differ when it comes to arranging and giving dates to entries, because in Blog’s they begin with the newest entries (reverse chronological order). In addition, the blogs under SharePoint foundation 2013 can have any type of data including text, pictures, links, and other multimedia files.

Change the look

SharePoint Foundation 2013 also has a feature that allows you to change the main components which make up the look of your website. This includes the typeface, background, and color in order to better reflect that of your business or brand.

Design Manager

This feature allows organizations to alter page layouts, master pages, and mobile views among others. It is very useful (particularly for branding and advanced site design) to your internal site portal or collection, or public-facing website.

Deferred site collection upgrade

Unlike visual upgrade feature that only preserve CSS files, HTML, files, and master pages, Deferred site collection upgrade helps you preserve even more including SPFeatures functionality.
Other vital features that SharePoint foundation 2013 offers include:
• Health Analyzer
• BSC external list
• Expertise search
• Continuous crawl
• Full-Trust Solutions
• Secure store service
• Workflow 2010 (.NET 3.5)
• Workload API (search APIs)
• Usage logging and reporting
• Browser-based customizations
• Active directory synchronization
• User authentication and authorization
• Document translation in word web application
• Usage analytics – it analyzes user usage events or actions like viewed items or clicks
• Windows PowerShell – it helps you complete complex and simple administrative tasks
• Wikis – it is an online destination that enables you to freely edit or create Web page content.
• Work management service application – offers functionality to aggregate jobs to a central point on SharePoint Server


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