Add SharePoint 2013 capabilities

SharePoint 2013

Find overview and how-to information about adding SharePoint 2013 features and capabilities to custom apps.

Last modified: September 17, 2015

Applies to: SharePoint Foundation 2013 | SharePoint Server 2013

In this article
What are SharePoint capabilities in SharePoint 2013?
Kinds of SharePoint capabilities you can add to your apps
Additional resources

SharePoint capabilities represent the features that you work with on SharePoint sites, such as workflows, social feeds, and search. By adding SharePoint capabilities to your app, you can help users to do things better and more quickly.

You can add SharePoint capabilities to whatever kind of app you're developing: SharePoint Add-ins, solutions, sites, components, and mobile apps.

The following table shows SharePoint capabilities that you can add to your app, and provides links to articles that give more information about each capability.

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


Article title

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

Work with data, convert file formats, and translate sites

Office 2013 and SharePoint 2013 application services

Work with user access, roles, rights, and claims.

Authentication, authorization, and security in SharePoint 2013

Discover content in electronic format for legal purposes

eDiscovery in SharePoint 2013