SharePoint Best Practices Reports
SharePoint farms contain hundreds of different settings for Web Applications, Site Collections, Service Applications and other components that make SharePoint such an amazing collaboration platform. However maintaining all these settings is a difficult job especially when there is more than one in-house administrator or when a partner company is providing SharePoint services.
Best practices reports in Documentation Toolkit for SharePoint come in two flavors: built-in Best Practices reports that we ship with the product and custom Best practices reports you can create on your own.
Best practices reports
Built-in best practices reports are based on TechNet SharePoint 2010 Operational best practices and SharePoint 2013 Operational best practices, known SharePoint software capacity and limits and other community based best practices. With each new release these are extended with new reports. Our tool covers the following areas:
- Hardware Requirements
- Logs and Files on Primary Drive
- SharePoint Software Boundaries and limits
- SharePoint Updates
- Site Collection Health
- Web Applications
Create and export Best Practices reports
We knew that every SharePoint admin has their own set of best practices so we decided to allow you to define these with the Documentation Toolkit, export them and share with your admin friends. Using the built-in features, you can create reports for all SharePoint settings being retrieved, create your own filters, groupings, and error/warning thresholds. For more details, check out our guide Creating New Best Practices report. You can export all Best Practices reports into single Word document, we have prepared one example of this report.