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Add SharePoint capabilities to apps

apps for SharePoint

Learn how to add rich SharePoint 2013 capabilities to your apps, including Search, workflow, social computing, and more.

Last modified: July 01, 2013

Applies to: apps for SharePoint | Office 365 | SharePoint Server 2013

SharePoint 2013 provides a wide variety of features—such as Search, workflow, social networking, taxonomy, user profiles, and Business Connectivity Services (BCS)—that your apps can take advantage of. The following table shows SharePoint capabilities that you can add to your app, and provides links to articles that give more information about each one. For more information about what you can do in an app for SharePoint, see What you can do in an app for SharePoint.

Table 1. SharePoint capabilities that you can add to apps in SharePoint 2013



Model and automate business processes.

Workflows in SharePoint 2013

Communicate and collaborate with people, and track content.

Social and collaboration features in SharePoint 2013

Add location and mapping features.

Integrating location and map functionality in SharePoint 2013

Make search results more relevant.

Search in SharePoint 2013

Access data from external data systems.

Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint 2013

Deploy search configurations by using Visual Studio.

How to: Deploy custom search configurations by using Visual Studio

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