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Dive in and explore what's new in SharePoint 2013. Author Gini Courter covers the new features and the enhancements to sharing, libraries, templates, and search. Plus, discover how the social networking features have been updated to include microblogging and newsfeed options. The course also includes a look at using SkyDrive Pro, managing rich media, and using new business intelligence features.
There are a number of new features for lists and libraries in SharePoint 2013. In earlier versions of SharePoint we had a choice when we created a view as to whether or not we wanted to attach an edit menu to a particular document or if we wanted to have a hyperlink that would simply open it or none of the above that we would have a document in the list, but no real way to access it. In 2013 that choice of whether or not to attach a menu has been replaced with something called the Callout feature.
And the Callout feature sits right here-- those three dots or that ellipsis-- that says there's more here if you simply click. So when I look at a document I can click and I have a series of choices here. Information, as well as menu options. The first is that I will see information with the document's actual file name, rather than simply the title. When it was last modified and by whom, the fact that it's shared and I can click to find out who all it's shared with to view more information.
Here I have the entire path for the file. Then I have the ability to OPEN this document, to SHARE the document with others-- on either an edit or a view basis. To FOLLOW this document, so that I continue to get alerts about it--something that we talked about earlier with social networking. And then finally, another set of ellipsis--or another menu--that allows us to: view the properties, edit the document's properties, check the document out, look at its Compliance Details--a new feature-- launch any Workflows that are associated with this document library that would be available for this document, Download a cCpy of the document, see who it's shared with, or Delete it.
So we have a lot possibility baked into this particular feature, all of our document management in one place using the Callout.
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