New Service Applications introduced in SharePoint 2013

SharePoint 2013 continues to adapt service applications model which started with SharePoint 2010.

In a previous article I have illustrated the service applications deprecated in SharePoint 2013, in this article we are going to discuss new service applications introduced in SharePoint 2013.

App Management Service Application

Apps for SharePoint are self-contained pieces of functionality that extend the capabilities of a SharePoint website. The App management service is a new service application that enables you to purchase apps from Microsoft marketplace and to create your internal enterprise apps catalogue for hosting internally developed apps.

App management service allows the SharePoint Administrator to manage the Apps available in their farm, permissions and the licenses for these Apps.

Machine Translation Service Application

The translation service provides an automated translation for SharePoint content through the integration with the available cloud-based translation services or it can create translation package to be delivered to a translation vendor and import back the translated content.

Work Management Service Application

One of the brilliant features in SharePoint 2013 personal site is providing the user with a single view of all the tasks assigned to him in all the SharePoint sites (projects, teams…etc.). The Work Management service application is responsible for collecting this information and not only from SharePoint sites, the Work Management service application can aggregate the tasks from Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Project server and a custom provider model can be integrated.

The following screen shot illustrates My tasks in personal site



Related Resources

How to: Set up an on-premises development environment for apps for SharePoint

Machine Translation Services in SharePoint 2013

Create and configure Machine Translation services in SharePoint Server 2013

Walkthrough SharePoint 2013 features in the work management service application

The Brilliance of SharePoint 2013’s new Work Management service application!!

Keep track of your work

Service applications deprecated in SharePoint 2013

Office Web Apps

Microsoft Office Web Apps is the online companion to Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote applications that enables users regardless of their location to access documents and edit documents. Users can view, share, and work on documents with others online across personal computers, mobile phones, and the Web. Office Web Apps is available to users through Windows Live and to business customers with Microsoft Office 2010 volume licensing and document management solutions based on Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products.
Source: Office Web Apps overview (Installed on SharePoint 2010 Products)

Office web app Preview is no longer a service application and it will be a separate server product that you will install on separate server role.

You can create farm for office web app servers and it will be used to view files not only from SharePoint but from different sources such as Exchange, Lync and file servers, also it will integrate with 3rd party platforms such as EMC, Filenet..etc.

Office web app Preview farm version does not need to be in sync with you SharePoint farm version.

Office Web Apps Preview licensing offers two options:

  • View-only. By default, Office Web Apps Preview is view-only. View-only functionality is provided for free.
  • Edit and view. You must purchase an editing license to use the editing features of Office Web Apps Preview with SharePoint 2013 Preview. You enable editing when you create the Office Web Apps Server farm.



Introducing Office Web Apps Server
Plan Office Web Apps Preview (Used with SharePoint 2013 Preview Products)
Overview of Office Web Apps Server Preview

Web Analytics

Web Analytics in SharePoint Server 2010 has been discontinued and is not available in SharePoint 2013 Preview. Analytics processing for SharePoint 2013 Preview is now a component of the Search service.

The Analytics Processing Component in SharePoint 2013 Preview runs analytics jobs to analyse content in the search index and user actions that are performed on SharePoint sites.

Source: Changes from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013 Preview

Note: this article is based on SharePoint 2013 Preview and there might be some changes on the release version