YASSC – Yet Another SharePoint SKU Comparison

By on September 20, 2013,

So, there’s already a couple of these on the web (see here, here, and here, for example). These are all great resources to browse, but it seems to me that I’m always trying to answer one question for clients as I review these resources – what do I lose by dropping down a license level? So, with that in mind, here’s my unofficial list – note that this is strictly for on-premises licensing. I’ll get around to an online version the next time I need to address that for a client. This is based on the “official” feature matrix available here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj819267.aspx#bkmk_FeaturesOnPremise as of 9/20/2013. Click on any item to see more information about it.

These things are in Enterprise Editionthis is everything SharePoint on-premises does

Developer features

· Access Services

· App Catalog (SharePoint)

· App Deployment: Cloud-Hosted Apps

· App Deployment: SharePoint-Hosted Apps

· App Management Services

· BCS: Alerts for External Lists

· BCS: App Scoped External Content Types (ECTs)

· BCS: Business Data Webparts

· BCS: External List

· BCS: OData connector

· BCS: Profile Pages

· BCS: Rich Client Integration

· BCS: Secure Store Service

· BCS: Tenant-level external data log

· Browser-based customizations

· Client Object Model (OM)

· Client-side rendering (CSR)

· Custom Site Definitions

· Custom Site Provisioning

· Forms Based Applications

· Full-Trust Solutions

· InfoPath Forms Services

· JavaScript Object Model

· List and Library APIs

· Remote Event Receiver

· REST API

· Sandboxed Solutions

· SharePoint Design Manager

· SharePoint Designer

· SharePoint Store

· Workflow 2010 (.NET 3.5)

· Workflow 2010 (out of the box)

· Workflow 2013

· Workload API: ECM APIs

· Workload API: Search APIs

· Workload API: Social APIs

IT Professional features

· Active Directory Synchronization

· Alternate Access Mapping (AAM)

· Analytics Platform

· Anti-malware protection

· Claims-Based Authentication Support

· Configuration Wizards

· Deferred Site Collection upgrade

· Distributed Cache

· Host Header Site Collections

· Improved Permissions Management

· Improved Self-Service Site Creation

· Managed Accounts

· Minimal Download Strategy (MDS)

· OAuth

· Patch Management

· Quota Templates

· Read-Only Database Support

· Remote Blog Storage

· Request Management

· Request throttling

· Resource throttling

· Service Application Platform

· SharePoint Health Analyzer

· Shredded Storage

· Site Collection Compliance Policies

· Site Collection Health Checks

· State Service

· Streamlined Central Administration

· System Status Notifications

· Unattached Content Database Recovery

· Upgrade evaluation site collections

· Usage Reporting and Logging

· Windows PowerShell Support

Content features

· Accessibility Standards Support

· Asset Library Enhancements/Video Support

· Auditing

· Auditing & Reporting (e.g. doc edits, policy edits, deletes)

· Auditing of View Events

· Content Organizer

· Design Manager

· Document Sets

· Document Translation in Word Web App

· eDiscovery

· Folder Sync

· IRM using Windows Server AD RMS

· In-Place Hold

· Managed Metadata Service

· Metadata-driven Navigation

· Multi-stage Disposition

· Office Web Apps (edit)

· Office Web Apps (view)

· Office Web Apps Server integration

· PowerPoint Automation Services

· Preservation hold library

· Quick Edit

· Records management

· Recycle Bin (site collection)

· Related Items

· Rich Media Management

· Shared Content Types

· SharePoint Translation Services

· Site mailbox

· Surveys

· Unique Document IDs

· Video Search

· WCM: Analytics

· WCM: Catalog

· WCM: Cross-site publishing

· WCM: Designer Tools

· WCM: Faceted navigation

· WCM: Image Renditions

· WCM: Mobile and Device Rendering

· WCM: Multiple Domains

· WCM: OOTB Recommendations Webparts

· WCM: Search Engine Optimizations (SEO)

· WCM: Topic Pages

· Word Automation Services

Insights features

· Business Intelligence Center

· Calculated Measures and Members

· Data Connection Library

· Decoupled PivotTables and PivotCharts

· Excel Services

· Field list and Field Support

· Filter Enhancements

· Filter Search

· PerformancePoint Services

· PerformancePoint Services (PPS) Dashboard Migration

· Power View

· PowerPivot

· Quick Explore

· Scorecards & Dashboards

· SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) Integrated Mode

· Timeline Slicer

· Visio Services

Search features

· Advanced Content Processing

· Content Search Web Part

· Continuous crawl

· Custom entity extraction

· Deep links

· Event-based relevancy

· Expertise Search

· Extensible content processing

· Graphical refiners

· Hybrid search

· Managed navigation

· On-premises search index

· Phonetic name matching

· Query rules—Add promoted results

· Query rules—advanced actions

· Query spelling correction

· Query suggestions

· Query throttling

· Quick preview

· Recommendations

· Refiners

· RESTful Query API/Query OM

· Result sources

· Search connector framework

· Search results sorting

· Search vertical: “Conversations”

· Search vertical: “People”

· Search vertical: “Video”

· Tunable Relevancy

Sites features

· Change the look

· Connections to Microsoft Office Clients

· Cross Browser Support

· Custom Managed Paths

· Governance

· Large List Scalability and Management

· Mobile Connectivity

· Multi-Lingual User Interface

· My Tasks

· OOTB Web Parts

· Permissions Management

· Project functionality for team sites

· Project site template

· Project Summary web part

· Project workspace

· SharePoint Lists

· SharePoint Ribbon

· Task list

· Team Site: Drag & Drop

· Team Site: Notebook

· Team Site: Simplified Access

· Templates

· Themes

· Variations

· Usage Analytics

· Work Management Service

Social features

· Ask Me About

· Blogs

· Communities Reputation, Badging, and Moderation

· Community

· Company Feed

· Follow

· Microblogging

· Newsfeed

· One Click Sharing

· People, Sites, Document Recommendations

· Personal Site

· Photos and Presence

· Profile

· Ratings

· Site Feed

· Skydrive Pro

· Tag profiles

· Tasks integrated with Outlook

· Trending Tags

· Wikis

Dropping from Enterprise Edition to Standard Edition, you lose:

Developer Features:

· Access Services

· BCS: Rich Client Integration

· BCS: Tenant-level external data log

· Custom Site Provisioning

· InfoPath Forms Services

IT Pro Features:

· Analytics Platform

Content Features:

· eDiscovery

· Preservation hold library

· Video Search

· WCM: Catalog

· WCM: Cross-site publishing

· WCM: Faceted navigation

· WCM: Image Renditions

· WCM: Multiple Domains

· WCM: Topic Pages

Insights Features (Business Intelligence):

· Business Intelligence Center

· Calculated Measures and Members

· Data Connection Library

· Decoupled PivotTables and PivotCharts

· Excel Services

· Field list and Field Support

· Filter Enhancements

· Filter Search

· PerformancePoint Services

· PerformancePoint Services (PPS) Dashboard Migration

· Power View

· PowerPivot

· Quick Explore

· Scorecards & Dashboards

· Timeline Slicer

· Visio Services

Search Features:

· Content Search Web Part

· Custom entity extraction

· Extensible content processing

· Query rules—advanced actions

· Search vertical: “Video”

· Tunable Relevancy

Sites Features

· (None)

Social Feature

· (None)

Dropping from Standard Edition to Foundation, you lose everything listed to the left, plus:

Developer Features

· App Catalog (SharePoint)

· App Deployment: Cloud-Hosted Apps

· App Deployment: SharePoint-Hosted Apps

· App Management Services

· BCS: Alerts for External Lists

· BCS: App Scoped External Content Types (ECTs)

· BCS: Business Data Webparts

· BCS: OData connector

· BCS: Profile Pages

· Custom Site Definitions

· Forms Based Applications

· SharePoint Design Manager

· Workflow 2010 (out of the box)

· Workflow 2013

· Workload API: ECM APIs

· Workload API: Social APIs

IT Pro Features

· Configuration Wizards

· Improved Self-Service Site Creation

· OAuth

· Site Collection Compliance Policies

Content Features

· Auditing

· Auditing & Reporting (e.g. doc edits, policy edits, deletes)

· Auditing of View Events

· Content Organizer

· Document Sets

· Folder Sync

· Managed Metadata Service

· Metadata-driven Navigation

· Multi-stage Disposition

· PowerPoint Automation Services

· Records management

· Rich Media Management

· Shared Content Types

· Site mailbox

· Surveys

· Unique Document IDs

· WCM: Analytics

· WCM: Designer Tools

· WCM: Mobile and Device Rendering

· WCM: OOTB Recommendations Webparts

· WCM: Search Engine Optimizations (SEO)

· Word Automation Services

Insights Features (Business Intelligence):

· (None)

Search Features

· Deep links

· Event-based relevancy

· Graphical refiners

· Managed navigation

· Query rules—Add promoted results

· Query suggestions

· Query throttling

· Recommendations

· Search connector framework

· Search vertical: “Conversations”

· Search vertical: “People”

Sites Features

· My Tasks

· Variations

Social Features

· Ask Me About

· Communities Reputation, Badging, and Moderation

· Follow

· Microblogging

· Newsfeed

· One Click Sharing

· People, Sites, Document Recommendations

· Personal Site

· Profile

· Ratings

· Skydrive Pro

· Tag profiles

· Tasks integrated with Outlook

· Trending Tags

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