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Exploring Site Features

Each site comes with a set of features that you can enable (activate) or disable (deactivate) based on your needs. Some features come activated when you create a site while other features are deactivated. You can activate or deactivate site features for a site by using the Manage site features link in Site Settings. However, some features require other ones to be activated using the Site collection features link. Here is a list of site features available in SharePoint. Site features vary depending on your SharePoint edition.

Site Features

Site features


Access App

Adds the Access web application

Announcement Tiles

Enables the use of tiles for announcements and adds the web part to the site

BICenter Data Connections Features

Adds connections to BICenter data

Class My Site Host Content

Adds class and group content to SharePoint My Site Host site collection

Class Web Types

Adds required content types to the SharePoint class web

Community Site Features

Adds community functionality such as discussion categories, content and people reputation, and the members list. It also provisions community site pages which contain these lists and features.

Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) Producer

Makes the data stored in this SharePoint collection available to application via the Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) interfaces using SOAP and AtomPub.

Content Organizer

Creates metadata based rules that move content submitted to this site to the correct library or folder

Duet Enterprise - SAP Workflow

Enables the site to host SAP workflow task types

Duet Enterprise Reporting

Retrieves data from the SAP System and generates reports

Duet Enterprise Site Branding

Enables the Duet Enterprise logo to appear as the site logo

External System Events

Enables Alerts and Event Receivers on the External List and External Content Types

Following Content

Enables users to follow documents or sites

Getting Started

Creates an instance of the Promoted Links list with item about how to get started with your SharePoint site

Getting Started with Project Web App

Creates an instance of the Promoted Links list with item about how to get started with your Project Web App site

Group Work List

Provides Calendars with functionality for team and resource scheduling


Used to track external actions like litigations, investigations, or audits that require you to suspend the disposition of documents

Metadata Navigation and Filtering

Provides each list in the site with a settings page for configuring that list to use metadata tree view hierarchies and filter controls

Minimal Download Strategy

Enables a faster and more fluid web navigation for pages and sites

Mobile Browser View

Enables a mobile view for document libraries and other lists in a Team site for smartphone browsers

Offline Synchronization for External Lists

Enables offline synchronization for external lists with Outlook and SharePoint Workspace

PerformancePoint Services Site Features

Enables PerformancePoint Services list and document library templates

Project Functionality

Adds project management functionality to a site, which includes tasks, a calendar, and web parts on the home page of the site

Project Proposal Workflow

Provides a review workflow for managing project proposals

Project Web App Connectivity

Provides the lists required within a Project Site for integration with Project Web App including issues, risks, and deliverables

Project Sites Collaboration Lists

Provides the list for integration with Microsoft Project Server

Push Notifications

Enables functionality for mobile devices to get event notifications

SAP Workflow Web Parts

Enables the usage of SAP Workflow Web Parts

Search Config Data Content Types

Installs content types designed to manage search configuration

Search Config Data Site Columns

Installs columns designed to manage information about search configurations

Search Config List Instance Feature

Provides a list to enable the import and export of search configurations

Search Config Template Feature

Provides a template for the Search Config List to enable the import and export of search configurations

SharePoint Server Enterprise Site features

Enables features such as Visio Services, Access Services, Excel Services Application

SharePoint Server Publishing

Provides a Web page library to create and publish Web pages

SharePoint Server Standard Site features

Enables features such as user profiles and search

Site Feed

Enables the use of site feeds

Site Mailbox

Enables the Site Mailbox app to connect your site to an Exchange mailbox.

Site Notebook

Creates a Microsoft OneNote notebook in the Shared Documents library and places a link to it on the Quick Launch bar

Team Collaboration Lists

Provides team collaboration with lists, document libraries, and issues

Wiki Page Home Page

Creates a wiki page and sets it as your site home page

Workflow Task Content Type

Adds the SharePoint 2013 Task content type to the site

Workflows can use app permissions

Enables workflow to read from and to write to all items from the site

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