Gartner Research

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

Published: 31 October 2013

ID: G00257761

Analyst(s): Darin Stewart


SharePoint 2013 shifts Microsoft's approach to ECM to a search-driven architecture that focuses on the end user rather than the content administrator. Companies with simple-to-moderate ECM requirements that are currently running or evaluating SharePoint should seriously consider deploying SP2013.

Table Of Contents

Summary of Findings



  • What's New in Document Management
    • End-User Focus
    • Device Channels: Content That Is Customized to the Mobile Device
  • What's New in WCM
    • Search-Driven Publication
    • Design Manager and Snippet Gallery
    • Some Acceptance of Non-Microsoft Web Tools
    • Web Analytics Is Replaced by Search Analytics
  • What's New in Search
    • Three New Search Scopes: Conversations, Video and Reports
    • New Search Refiners
    • Search Result Rankings That Are Driven by User Behavior
    • Hover Panel for Previewing Content
    • Federated Search of SharePoint Server and SharePoint Online
    • No Stand-Alone Administration
  • What's New in Records Management and E-Discovery
    • 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 E-Discovery: 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 Internal Website That Depends on SharePoint Content
  • Adopt If There Is No E-Discovery Solution in Place, and One Is Required
  • Do Not Adopt SharePoint 2013 as the Primary ECM Platform If Compliance and Governance Standards Cannot Be Met

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