Add SharePoint capabilities
Find overview and how-to information about adding SharePoint features and capabilities to custom apps.
What are SharePoint capabilities in SharePoint?
SharePoint capabilities represent the features that you work with on SharePoint sites, such as workflows, social feeds, and search. By adding SharePoint capabilities to your app, you can help users to do things better and more quickly.
You can add SharePoint capabilities to whatever kind of app you're developing: SharePoint Add-ins, solutions, sites, components, and mobile apps.
Kinds of SharePoint capabilities you can add to your apps
The following table shows SharePoint capabilities that you can add to your app, and provides links to articles that give more information about each capability.
Table 1. SharePoint capabilities that you can add to apps in SharePoint
|Model and automate business processes
||Workflows in SharePoint
|Communicate and collaborate with people and track content
||Social and collaboration features in SharePoint
|Add location and mapping features
||Integrating location and map functionality in SharePoint
|Make search results more relevant
||Search in SharePoint
|Access data from external data systems
||Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint
|Work with data, convert file formats, and translate sites
||Office and SharePoint application services
|Work with user access, roles, rights, and claims.
||Authentication, authorization, and security in SharePoint
|Discover content in electronic format for legal purposes
||eDiscovery in SharePoint