Exchange 2013, Lync 2013, SharePoint 2013, and Office 2013 RTMs

by Manoj Chandrasenan on 14.10.2012 at 16:17

Exchange 2013 reaches RTM

Lync 2013 reaches RTM!

SharePoint 2013 reaches RTM

Office 2013 reaches RTM


Exchange Server 2013

These are some of the key capabilities that Exchange Server 2013 offers:

High Availability – Increased availability with automated Database Availability Groups (DAGs) focused on increased uptime.

Modern mobile and Web clients – Work from virtually anywhere on the browsers and devices including IE, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome as well as Windows Phone, iPhone, Blackberry, and Android.

Outlook Experience – Focused Outlook experience including a great tablet and mobile experience.

Compliance and Archive – Eliminate the need to buy and manage a separate archiving solution by allowing users to access an email archive from within their Inbox and equipping specialized users with eDiscovery tools. Provide every user a large mailbox so they do not have to worry about mailbox size limits.

Security – Protect your organization’s sensitive and confidential communications with end-to-end encryption of email messages – to both internal and external recipients.


Lync Server 2013

These are some of the key capabilities that Lync Server 2013 offers:

Multiparty HD Videos & content sharing – Lync Server 2013 provides High Definition resolution for attendees and provides a focused solution on video conferencing capabilities.

Modern mobile and Web clients – Single unified client experience across workloads. Lync Server 2010 and Windows 8 immersive experience optimized for touch and other mobile client experiences designed for the device in addition to a Lync Web App for browser access to meetings.

Integration across Office Apps – Communicate directly from within Office using a single identity and leveraging shared contact cards, and via integration with OneNote and SharePoint.

Federation with Skype – Communicate with anyone on Skype, providing Presence, Instant Messaging and Peer to peer voice.


SharePoint 2013

These are some of the key capabilities that SharePoint 2013 offers:

Cloud App Model – SharePoint 2013 introduces a Cloud App Model that enables to create apps, which are self-contained pieces of functionality that extend the capabilities of a SharePoint website.

Core platform enhancements – SharePoint 2013 has been improved and enhanced to support the new cloud-based architecture and app-driven development framework.

Social and collaboration – New and improved social and collaboration features make it easy for users to communicate and to stay engaged and informed. The improved My Site social feed helps users keep up to date with the people and content that they care about.

Search – Enhancements include custom content processing with the Content Enrichment web service, and a new framework for presenting search result types. Additionally, there have been significant enhancements made to the keyword query language (KQL).

Workflows – Windows Azure Workflow Manager Client is a redesigned workflow infrastructure that is built on Windows Workflow Foundation 4 and brings new power and flexibility to workflow authoring in SharePoint 2013.

Enterprise Content Management – Support for .NET client, Silverlight, Windows Phone, and JavaScript APIs, in addition to the newly expanded set of .NET server managed APIs.

Business Connectivity Services – OData connectivity, external events, external data in apps, filtering and sorting, support for REST, and others.

Application services – Machine Translation Service, which translates sites, documents, and streams for multilingual support, as well as Access Services and a new data access model. For converting files and streams to other formats, SharePoint Server 2013 has Word Automation Services and PowerPoint Automation Services.  SharePoint also provides data analysis tools, like Performance Point Services and Visio Services that enable business intelligence, and powerful new features in Excel Services.

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