Why You Should Migrate from SharePoint 2010 to the New 2013 Version

Are you using Microsoft’s SharePoint 2010 to build and manage internal and external websites and to manage and share content and information among your workforce? Then you already are benefiting from this full-fledged web content management system. However, the newest version, SharePoint 2013 offers an entirely new set of features that can provide you with even more benefits. Here are a few good reasons you should make the transition to SharePoint 2013.

Search is Now Built into the Platform
The most important and complex feature of SharePoint is the search feature. If you were to take a course that covers all the basics of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013, you would learn how to use the search enhancements so you could quickly search through millions of documents very quickly to find the info you need. The newest version of SharePoint offers things like thumbnail visual search previews and the ability to browse an entire document in a search result’s preview. The new and improved search also allows users to quickly return to important sites and documents by remembering what they’ve previously searched and clicked.

Improved Support for Mobile Devices
You probably already know that SharePoint 2010 fell short in the mobile device support department. The good news is that Microsoft improved on this as it now offers good support for mobile devices on SharePoint 2013. This means that now, when a user requests a site the software will render a mobile, classic or full desktop view of the site according to the type of device the user is on. The newest version of SharePoint also can now send push notifications to apps on mobile devices that have subscribed to alerts/notifications in a site. Additionally, it’s also possible now to send text messages to mobile devices.

Better Content Management Capabilities
If you were to watch a core solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 tutorial, you would learn how to use the new content management features for building internet, intranet an extranet SharePoint publishing sites. The content management capabilities provided by SharePoint 2013 are central to the software’s platform and provide a consistent approach to managing document and file content, web content and social content. This helps reduce the need for maintaining several systems which will help save time and increase productivity.

Improved Branding for your Internet Presence
What used to be a very labor-intensive process that involved the use complex designer assets, now any web designer with HTML, CSS and JavaScript skills can brand a SharePoint website and create a public or private site that looks great. Microsoft has added some functionalities to SharePoint 2013 that makes it easier than ever to get started as a SharePoint designer or developer using the technologies you already know.

These are just a few of the benefits you’d receive if you were to make the switch from SharePoint 2010 to the 2013 version. In short, migrating to SharePoint 2013 will save you time and money while increasing your business efficiency and productivity. The slew of new features in the latest SharePoint version are why most companies today are replacing SharePoint 2010 with SharePoint 2013 and you should do the same, that is if you want to improve your bottom line.

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