BACKGROUND IMAGE: iSTOCK/GETTY IMAGES
Configure site mailboxes in SharePoint 2013
This tip includes step-by-step instructions for configuring site mailboxes in a lab environment. Read Now
SharePoint 2013 is the latest iteration of the collaboration platform tool, and it comes revamped with new features that add social media capabilities while easing the overall user experience.
Microsoft pushed for easier integration with Exchange 2013 in its release of SharePoint 2013. The eDiscovery Center makes it easier to perform E-discovery, which is a must in today's legal climate that calls for simple data location and retrieval.
Another feature that eases integration with Exchange 2013 is the site mailbox. Site mailboxes let users have access to SharePoint documents and Exchange email with Outlook 2013.
The other major change that comes with SharePoint 2013 is in licensing. Although Microsoft left the basic licensing model alone, the company did away with license requirements for external users, as well as the FAST search feature. In turn, Microsoft created a new search feature and new requirements that can save organizations money.
We've compiled the best information from our Windows IT, Exchange and content management experts to bring you a complete introduction to SharePoint 2013. Included are expert looks at site mailbox capabilities, the SharePoint 2013 integration with Exchange, what licensing changes mean for organizations and a glossary of terms related to SharePoint 2013.
1Licensing changes in SharePoint 2013
Microsoft made some changes to its licensing for the release of SharePoint 2013. The company left its basic licensing model alone, but the new requirements can save customers a lot of money if they make the right choice for their organization. These tips take a closer look at these licensing changes and the effects that saving money can have in other aspects of using SharePoint.
SharePoint 2013 licensing changes admins should know
The good news is that SharePoint 2013 licensing is getting simpler and less expensive. Here's a look at the options admins have. Read Now
Licensing differences with on-premises SharePoint vs. online SharePoint
There are a number of issues companies face when they look at using SharePoint on-premises versus in the cloud, and it's important to make sure all SharePoint servers are properly licensed. Read Now
What new apps mean for SharePoint 2013 licensing
SharePoint 2013 lets admins track license usage with the help of different tools, including the Central Administration console, which helps admins manage internal apps licensing. Read Now
2SharePoint 2013 integration with Exchange
One of the best changes in SharePoint 2013 is that it allows for better integration with Exchange. Features such as Exchange 2013 site mailboxes and the eDiscovery Center help with SharePoint 2013 integration. These tips go into detail about the best ways to use these features, and offer detailed instructions for getting the most out of integrating with Exchange.
Synchronize Outlook 2013 with SharePoint 2013 lists
Outlook 2013 now offers built-in support for SharePoint 2013 lists so users can access SharePoint data directly through an Outlook client. Don't forget one of the most important steps, however: user training. Read Now
What every Exchange organization should consider for SharePoint integration
Exchange organizations should think about the specifics of integrating with SharePoint, including when to consider hosted versions, common issues and inefficient ways to use tools. Read Now