SharePoint 2013 first notes
Back in Portugal it was sort of a habit (or maybe it was just my habit) when someone start beeping their horn in traffic jams, other drivers join in, even if they don’t know what the original honker was complaining about in the first place. Sort of like a Vuvuzela frenzy on traffic jams. All for a glimpse of hope that traffic might start moving or if you’re lucky maybe a couple of drivers will jump out of their cars and we get to watch a live kick boxing match on the tarmac.
Today is D+2, D being the day Microsoft announced the release of the first public Beta of Office 2013 and SharePoint 2013. Many exciting news, a few turf wars in the community, and certainly a lot of noise. And in good vuvuzela frenzy / Lisbon traffic jam style, here goes my shout.
I’ve been re-twitting all the links that looked more interesting to me, but eventually they will all get lost in the flood of twitter activity, so I thought I should note them down somewhere, and maybe add a little more information to why I found them interesting.
Here they go
@erik_perez #sp2013 app store here:http://officepreview.microsoft.com/en-us/store/ap …
My first tweet was for the app market. Little did I know at this stage how much the development models had changed. Still a very exciting approach, and looking fwd to see how this can be leveraged on-premises
- Web Analytics are now part of Search. Search is one of the areas with major changes in this version. Content Search Web Part is a good candidate to replace Content Query Web Part. Also, there is now the option for a continuous crawler. I guess this is why the hardware requirements are way beyond what I can get out of my 8Gb laptop
- BCS supports ODATA sources
- #SP2013 uses Shredded Storage in SQL Server, when you hit “Save” in office, only the delta goes all the way back to SQL. No more storing every single version of every single document. This one is better than increasing capacity boundaries.
- Office Web Apps no longer a Service Application. Separate Server now.