Thursday, October 4, 2012

Web content management improvements in SharePoint 2013

There are plenty of improvements in CMS compared to earlier versions of SharePoint. I have tried most of them and felt really easy to do things through browser.

Content Authoring Improvements:
  • Content authors can copy the text directly from the Word and paste to the Rich text fields, HTML fields, content editor web parts etc.
  • A new Video content type is added in SharePoint 2013. The uploading of a video and embed into the content is very easy. When you upload a video, the cms engine will automatically create the thumbnail for the video.
    Note: To generate automatic thumbnail generation for the video you uploaded the Desktop Experience Feature must be installed on the Front-end web server.
  • Content author can insert iFrame into the html fields on the page. Site collection administrators can customize the filed security settings by changing the default trusted external domains. So that users will not add all external domains which are not approved to the SharePoint sites. To control this go to Site Settings –> HTML Field Security.
  • Image Renditions: Now SharePoint 2013 supports Image Renditions. With this feature you can now enable the same image can render in different sizes in different places. You can set this through the Site Settings and Image Renditions option.
    Note: To use the image renditions you must enable the BLOB cache. To enable the BLOB cache please use this link “Enable BLOB Cache”.

Cross-site publishing:
There are plenty of additions to the cross-site publishing in the SharePoint 2013. You can maintain the content in one or more authoring site collections and use the content in one or more publishing site collections. In SharePoint 2013 we have a new site template named "Product Catalog" which can enables the cross-site publishing feature by default. The new concept of Catalog-enabled lists and libraries will help to reuse the same list, library over multiple site collections. So, you can create catalog-enabled list in one site collection and use the same list/library in other site collections.

Managed Navigation: We already covered this in another post explained here.

Friendly Url’s: We already covered this in another post explained here.

1 comment:

  1. There are plenty of benefits of SharePoint 2013 that make the upgrade worthwhile. The video integration is helpful along with social aspects. The way that content is consumed has changed in the last few years.