Discover, share, and collaborate with SharePoint 2013

SharePoint makes it easy to work together securely on documents and team projects. Explore features and support options that are available for SharePoint 2013, and get tips for using SharePoint to manage your teams and projects efficiently.

If you’re ready to modernize and simplify your team sites, try SharePoint Online with Office 365. Get powerful SharePoint features without all the infrastructure expense and overhead. You can get SharePoint Online as a standalone subscription or as part of select Office 365 plans that include access to Office apps, Exchange, Skype for Business, and more.

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Release and support

SharePoint Server 2013 was released in January 2013, and Service Pack 1 was released in February 2014. You can find release and support information for SharePoint products in the Microsoft Support Lifecycle policy.

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Find help and training

Visit the Office support site for tutorials and other help for SharePoint. You can join the Office community to ask a question or start a discussion.

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Stay in the know

Learn what’s new in the Office Blog. Get news about feature updates and tips for collaborating and staying productive.

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SharePoint 2013 features and highlights

User interface updates

  • The user interface in SharePoint 2013 is reorganized into three hubs: Newsfeed, OneDrive, and Sites.
  • Instead of “shared” and “private” documents, SharePoint 2013 lets you store personal documents in a single, personal library that you can access from anywhere.
  • Drag-and-drop features allow you to move files between your desktop or any location using File Explorer and SharePoint.
  • The callout feature in document libraries displays a set of commands and contextual information for each document. Use it to open, share, or follow documents.

More ways to share and discover

  • The Share command lets you quickly share documents or sites and control what others can do with them (like read or write).
  • Receive alerts in your newsfeed whenever a document is updated.
  • Microblogging features enable you to have conversations in your Newsfeed.
  • A OneNote notebook is automatically created for your team site. Use this notebook to capture, compile, and share information.
  • SharePoint Server 2013 supports developing, installing, and using apps, which are small applications that solve a specific need or perform a specific task.

What’s new in SharePoint Online + Office 365

The new SharePoint Online includes a variety of improvements and new features that help you easily share, collaborate, organize, and discover information.

Simplify collaboration

It's now even easier to create and manage your team sites and collaborate from almost anywhere. Get the powerful features of SharePoint without the overhead of managing the infrastructure on your own.

Find information quickly

The new SharePoint Online home page lets you easily get to the sites and portals you want. The Site Contents page gives you an immediate view into your site visits and trending content—with clearer access to lists, document libraries, subsites, apps, and other features.

Take SharePoint with you

The SharePoint mobile app for iOS is available from the Apple App Store, with apps for Windows and Android™ to follow. The app is a new way to reach intranet content on your devices.

Stay up to date

With SharePoint Online and an active Office 365 subscription, you’ll always have the latest Office apps, features, and services. Get the installed applications you know and trust—including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.

Compare SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online with Office 365

Comparison of features of SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online

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SharePoint 2013 features

FeatureModern document libraries

Get a simplified interface and a secured, cloud-based place to store files and work on them together any time.

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FeatureEnterprise-grade security in the cloud

Enjoy best-in-class enterprise security and compliance features in a scalable cloud solution.

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FeatureMobile productivity

Create, edit, and share your work, and get more done on the go—with the SharePoint mobile app for iOS.

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FeatureInsights and intelligence

With Office Graph, you stay current with teams and projects you’re working on via activity feeds and intelligent recommendations.

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FeatureAlways up to date

With an Office 365 subscription, you’ll always have the latest version of Office apps, features, and services.

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SharePoint 2013 resources

Download Office 2013

Download and install Office 2013 using an existing product key.

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SharePoint 2013 help topics

Find user guides, training, and other support for SharePoint 2013.

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