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What's New in SharePoint 2013 for Content Management, Search and eDiscovery, and Should You Move to It?

Published: 25 February 2013

ID: G00247818

Analyst(s): Darin Stewart


SharePoint 2013 shifts Microsoft's approach to ECM to a search-driven architecture that is a significant advance in the platform's content-oriented capabilities for the end user. Companies running or evaluating SharePoint as an ECM platform should seriously consider deploying SharePoint 2013.

Table Of Contents

Summary of Findings



  • What's New in Document Management
    • Easier Document Following
    • Easier Content Sharing
    • File Sharing via SkyDrive Pro
  • What's New in Web Content Management
    • Search-Driven Publication
    • Design Manager and Snippet Gallery
    • Acceptance of Non-Microsoft Web Tools
    • Device Channels: Content Customized to the Mobile Device
    • Web Analytics Is Replaced by Search Analytics
  • What's New in Search
    • Three New Search Scopes: Conversations, Video, Reports
    • New Search Refiners
    • Search Result Rankings Driven by User Behavior
    • Hover Panel for Previewing Content
    • Federated Search of SharePoint Server and SharePoint Online
  • What's New in eDiscovery
    • In-Place Hold
    • Content Identification by Query
    • Export for Review
    • A Platform for the Content User, Not the Content Manager
  • SharePoint 2013 for Content Management, Search and eDiscovery: Its Impact on Different Audiences
    • Users
    • Administrators
    • Developers
  • Adopt If SharePoint Is New to the Enterprise
  • Do Not Adopt If the Migration Costs Are Prohibitive
  • Adopt If There Is an Intranet, Knowledge Portal or Website Depending on SharePoint Content
  • Adopt If There Is No eDiscovery Solution in Place and One Is Required
  • Do Not Adopt as the Primary ECM Platform If Compliance and Governance Standards Cannot Be Met

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