SharePoint 2013 scenarios to take in account


With the General Availability of SharePoint 2013, I would like to share with you some points to have a healthy and supported environment.

The following scenarios are NOT supported

  • You install SharePoint Server 2013 in a workgroup.
  • You install SharePoint Server 2013 on a domain controller. This scenario is supported only for development configurations and not for production configurations.
  • You install SharePoint Server 2013 on Windows Web Server.
  • You install SharePoint Server 2013 on a virtual machine (VM) that uses Dynamic Memory. For more information about best practice configurations for SharePoint Server 2013 and virtual machines, go to the following Microsoft TechNet website:
    Use best practice configurations for the SharePoint 2013 virtual machines and Hyper-V environment

Another strong point is the Contemporary UI that renders in HTML5 for mobile browsers, between others mobile views.So, the following mobile browsers detailed in TechNet are the supported ones:

Finally, please bear in mind that SPS 2013 is built on .NET 4.5 RTM in order to develop new .NET projects, although becasue of the new Apps development model there will be a lot of custom functionality relying on JavaScript.


Héctor Calvarro Martín. SharePoint Dev/Core. Microsoft Support Escalation Engineer for EMEA