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SharePoint 2013 Vs SharePoint 2010 – Differences Discussed

SharePoint introduces new editions every few years. With each new version, there are several modifications in the already existing features, while many new features are added. Users often get confused when it’s about selecting one out of two SharePoint editions. Here, you will understand the basic differences in the last versions, namely SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013.

  • Share Point 2013 offers an amazing experience to users. Features like drag and drop make the functioning of the platform really stress-free. It is easier to upload documents on the SharePoint 2013 than SharePoint 2010. Also, it is easier to make changes in the managed metadata in a datasheet view.
  • The discussion board in SharePoint 2013 hosts an activity stream to offer a much more engrossing social experience to its users than the one in SharePoint 2010. It is basically because of the visual aspect of this feature in SharePoint 2013.
  • In context of expertise location, SharePoint 2010 provides support for user profile. Standard as well as custom attributes are supported in SharePoint 2010. Users can look for specific people by defining it in detail in “Ask me about” section. In SharePoint 2013, a search for people outputs the list of recently searched people. However, users can follow the people they want to and check their activity on the social platform, such as daily posts and uploads.
  • For the workflow, SharePoint offers numerous “built in” workflows with many options available in SharePoint Designer. It also includes prominent enhancements, such as better tools and features for creating and visualizing workflows.
  • As far as document collaboration is concerned, both the versions of SharePoint have similar structures. It means that a metadata architecture created in SharePoint 2010 will work properly on SharePoint 2013 as well.
  • In SharePoint 2010, it is difficult to collaborate with those outside the team who are restricted to modify content on the website. Also, permission must be sought from the owner of the website. In SharePoint 2013, it is very easy to share any document on the website. Also, users can itself send invitations to make changes in a website document. Thus, making it easier to work with external users as well. Anyone from outside the team can request to have access to the website and seek permission from the site owner.
  • Users of SharePoint 2010 must have enough knowledge about SharePoint 2010 and its features if they aim to create a user interface for the websites on SharePoint. However, the users of SharePoint 2013 are not required to have a lot of information about SharePoint 2013 before using it. They can easily design and brand a website on SharePoint. All those who are competent in the skill set of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, can work on SharePoint 2013 and create a website without any difficulty.

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