Update: 2/20/2013 (Feb 20th). Please read the end of this post, since the main reason I posted this in the first place was because at the time it was published Microsoft TechNet did not have a good reference for this data. Microsoft has published it now, oddly enough on their SharePoint Online Office 365 documentation site, and you can find the link at the bottom of this post as well. In addition, Dave Coleman has a nice comparison chart that may also be helpful.
This blog post provides a SharePoint 2013 editions comparison between SharePoint Foundation, SharePoint Server Standard, and SharePoint Server Enterprise. Under the “Explore SharePoint 2013” section in Microsoft TechNet, they have a bunch of “what’s new in SharePoint 2013” topics. Based on the way the articles have been tagged, I put a table together to compare editions (Foundation, Server Standard, and Server Enterprise).
Please note that I did not verify that these articles are tagged properly, so this is simply an overview of existing Microsoft documentation: Update 11/28/2012: I have done my best to verify that these articles are properly tagged. See notes below for more details.
|What’s new in SharePoint 2013||SharePoint
|Changes from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013||Applies||Applies||Applies|
|What’s new in authentication||Applies||Applies||Applies|
|What’s new in Business Connectivity||Applies||Applies||Applies|
|What’s new in mobile devices||Applies||Applies||Applies|
|What’s new in social computing||Applies||Applies|
|What’s new in web content management||Applies||Applies|
|What’s new in workflow||Applies||Applies|
|What’s new in search||Applies||Applies|
|What’s new in business intelligence||Applies|
|What’s new in records management||Applies|
|What’s new in eDiscovery||Applies|
The “Applies” label in the grid reflects the “Applies to:” heading in each of these articles. For example “What’s new in authentication for SharePoint 2013” has the following heading:
Applies to: SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise | SharePoint Server 2013 Standard | SharePoint Foundation 2013
When it is tagged that it applies to “SharePoint Server 2013” but does not specify Standard or Enterprise, such as in “What’s new in workflow”, I have placed “Applies” in both the Standard and Enterprise columns, except for “What’s new in records management” since this is an Enterprise only feature as indicated in the table below.
Updated 10:00 PM: I’m removing the Applies from the Standard column for eDiscovery, since I’m pretty sure that this is an Enterprise feature as well.
Update 9:00 PM: I’ve added a few more articles below from the technical reference and planning sections of TechNet. I’m still trying to parse out the BI features such as Access Services, Visio Services, and PerformancePoint which have the Applies to heading indicating SharePoint Server 2013 but aren’t specific to Standard or Enterprise. If it is the same as 2010, which I expect it to be, these will be Enterprise only.
* Excel Services is tagged as “Applies to SharePoint Server 2013” but in the description it clearly states that this is an Enterprise only feature:
Excel Services was introduced in Office SharePoint Server 2007 and is available only in the Enterprise edition of SharePoint Server 2013.
** PerformancePoint, Visio Services, and Access Services are marked with the vague “Applies to: SharePoint Server 2013” but I’ll go out on a limb and mark these as Enterprise only.
There have been a bunch of great posts comparing the different versions of SharePoint 2013 and what features are included in each to fill in the gap of the missing Microsoft TechNet official documentation which have been provided finally. Also, Dave Coleman has a nice chart as well. Both links provided below: