Sharepoint 2010 VS 2013 major differences

SharePoint 2013 Vs SharePoint 2010

SharePoint 2013 SharePoint 2010
What is SharePoint 2013 (Preview) –
A new version of Microsoft famous Collaboration portal called SharePoint. The version adds few new exciting features such as Social Feed,SharePoint Apps and cross-site publishing.
What is SharePoint 2010 – It is a previous or I should say current version of SharePoint that was released in year 2010.
Development Changes – 

  • In SharePoint 2013 Microsoft Introduced a new Cloud App Model for designing Apps for SharePoint. Apps for SharePoint are self-contained pieces of functionality that extend the capabilities of a SharePoint website. You can use HTML, CSS, JavaScript and protocols like the Open Data protocol (OData), and OAuth to communicate with SharePoint using Apps.
  • Tools – SharePoint 2013 has Introduced new Tools for App development. Visual Studio 2012 now lets you develop apps for SharePoint and apps for Office. In addition a new web-based tools called “Napa” Office 365 Development Tools were introduced for developing apps.
  • No more Sandbox solutions. SharePoint 2013 sandboxed solutions are deprecated. So all we got is the New App model and the Old SharePoint Farm solutions. check out SharePoint 2013 – Apps Vs Farm solutions
Development Changes – 

  • SharePoint 2010 Introduced Sandbox solutions to help developers deploy code that did not effect the whole farm.
  • In SharePoint 2010 you could use Server Object model and Client Object model (.Net Managed, ECMASCRIPT and silverlight) to extract data from SharePoint.
  • In SharePoint 2010 developers were also developing Farm solutions as they did with the previous SharePoint 2007 version.
Social and Collaboration features – 
Microsoft in SharePoint 2013 Introduced new Social capabilities for better collaboration in the company.New Features added are – 

  • Interactive feed
  • Community Site
  • Follow people
  • Follow Sites
Social and Collaboration features – SharePoint 2010 had very few social capabilities. 

  • My sites
  • Tags and Tag profile pages
  • Notes
Search – SharePoint 2013 includes several enhancements, custom content processing with the Content Enrichment web service, and a new framework for presenting search result types. Some of the features added are – 

  • Consolidated Search Results
  • Rich Results Framework
  • keyword query language (KQL) enhancements
Search – SharePoint 2010 had Introduced Integrated FAST search as an Enterprise search. In addition to this build-in SharePoint search is still widely used in companies.
Enterprise Content Management (ECM) –
SharePoint 2013 added some of the best capabilities of an ECM software. The newly added stuff is 

  • Design Manager
  • Managed Navigation
  • Cross-site Publishing
  • EDiscovery
Enterprise Content Management (ECM) – SharePoint 2010 on the other hand had Introduced Managed metadata and taxonomy as a part of new ECM benefits for SP 2010. This version did not had Managed Navigation and Cross-site Publishing. SharePoint designer was a primary tool to modify Master pages instead of the new Design Manager.

Features deprecated in SharePoint 2013


For more details about the deprecation follow the last link in this post.

  • Visual upgrade
  • Document Workspace site template

  • Personalization Site site template

  • Meeting Workspace site templates

  • Group Work site template and Group Work solution

  • Visio Process Repository site template

  • Unghosting and customizing CSS files

  • Imaging Web service

  • Excel Services — Can’t edit workbooks in the browser that have external data connections

  • Web Analytics in SharePoint Server 2010


for more details look into the technet article.

Adobe PDF Ifilter installation for crawling the PDF files.

1.Stop the IIS admin service using services.msc
2.Download the Adobe PDF IFilter and install it on your indexing server.
3.Install this GIF () or any icon of your choosing to “C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\TEMPLATE\IMAGES”
4.Edit the DocIcon.xml file at “C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web server extensions\12\Template\Xml\DOCICON.XML” and add the following text under the tag.

5.Recycle the application pool of the Shared Service Provider OR do an IISRESET if you’re lazy.
6.Open the SSP Admin site (Central Administration->SharedServices1). Click on Search Settings->File Types->New File Type) and add a pdf file type.
7.Perform a full crawl on content sources. Search Settings->Content Sources and Crawl Schedules, click on the Content Source you want to perform a full crawl on. Check the Start Full Crawl check box at the bottom and then click OK. Wait for the crawl to finish.
You’re done! PDF content should start showing up in searches now!

To know the details of content dbs created using the stsadm command

TS or GO into the server/machine where sharepoint is installed and hosted.

go to cmd prompt

move to the location of 12 hive bin

run the command as shown below

stsadm.exe -o enumcontentdbs


To disable or remove the site from Search visibility

browse the site where you need the site to be removed from search visibilty with full control permissions

go to Site actions -> site settings

click on Search visibility link under the Site Administration section.

select the radio button of NO as per the below image

Manage this site’s search visibility settings.

Indexing Site Content
Specify whether this site should be visible in search results.

Note: Users who do not have permission to see items in this site will not see them in search results, no matter what this setting is.

Allow this web to appear in search results?

Yes No

once you select NO and click on OK button to get this site not included for search.

To delete audit entries older than a certain date using stsadm command

Go to the server(machine) where the sharepoint is hosted and

go to cmd prompt

move to the location of 12 hive bin

run the command as shown below

stsadm -o trimauditlog





a date format should be like “YYYYMMDD”


This operation is available after the Infrastructure Update for Microsoft Office Servers is installed. This functionality is available only by using Stsadm.

Should be carefull and done only when the request is specific and accurate

To delete all draft documents under a site in sharepoint

Browse the sharepoint site where you need the information of all draft documents

clcik on the Site Actions drop down and select the View Reports and you will see the sub items under it.
select All Draft Documents link from the sub items list.

you will be redircted to a page where you can see all the documents which are in draft mode with details as shown below.

6/25/2008 6:00 AM
6/29/2008 4:19 PM
7/15/2008 12:09 PM

select all the checkboxes (or as per the request) and click on the Delete link from the actions menu.

it deletes all the Draft items.