In this blog post, we give a short summary of this week’s webinar about key SPDocKit features with a general overview of our SharePoint administration tool.
In the SPDocKit Hands-on: Features Overview webinar, Toni Frankola, CEO of Acceleratio and product owner of SPDocKit gives a demo on SPDocKit, and new ways to manage your SharePoint environment.
Table of contents:
0:00 Intro – Product Overview
4:15 Introducing Snapshots, Farm Explorer and how to generate Farm Documentation
12:19 Best Practices Reports
15:59 Permissions Explorer, Reports and Management Actions
21:11 Compare Wizard
24:13 SPDocKit Event Viewer
SharePoint Administration Tool: General Overview of SPDocKit Features
SPDocKit is the ultimate SharePoint administration tool and we are going to show you why.
In the following demo video, Toni shows you what SPDocKit is all about and how you can best utilize it to perform every day SharePoint administration tasks with ease, such as the following:
Generate SharePoint Documentation
The most basic and frequently used feature is the ability to create SharePoint inventory documentation.
SPDocKit goes into your SharePoint system and documents all the settings, servers, web applications, site collections, and service applications.
For each setting you see in the SharePoint administration, you can create a report about it, which will be displayed in the SPDocKit user interface.
SPDocKit even documents the SQL Server information, IIS settings, and features and solutions that have been deployed to your farm, and you can back up those solution files. You can export a user-friendly Word or Excel document containing these SharePoint configuration settings.
Audit SharePoint Farm Documentation
When SPDocKit gathers all the SharePoint farm settings, you can analyze them according to the latest best practices created by Microsoft and influential community members. That way, you can detect potential problems that your farm might be having.
Visit our SPDocKit Best Practices Library and check out how to validate and optimize your farm configuration according to the latest SharePoint best practices.
Manage SharePoint Permissions
The ability to manage SharePoint permissions is among the most important features.
We all know that as your SharePoint sites grow, the number of users also increases, and it can be challenging, at times, to be efficient when it comes to SharePoint permission management. That’s why we’ve built in some additional features that can help you to be more effective and to assign or remove permissions from SharePoint users and groups in just a few seconds.
Additionally, you can clone and transfer permissions from one user to another.
Create SharePoint Structure, Content and Usage Reports
Check your entire SharePoint content and structure with SPDocKit to get inside information about the size and structure of your SharePoint sites. Check the database size, feature usage, and more.
Compare Farms and Track Changes
Once you create a snapshot of your farm, you can easily compare it with the same farm in a different time frame, or you can compare two different farms, which can be very useful if you have multiple farms. For example, if you have a test farm, development farm, or QA farm, you can compare all of their settings to make sure they are the same.
Monitor SharePoint Farm Health
You’re in for a surprise!
We’ve re-engineered one of our monitoring features and made it even better—it makes tackling ULS and Windows Event Logs a piece of cake.
Check out the SPDocKit Event Viewer!
This feature has the ability to search all ULS and Windows Event Logs. SPDocKit has a dedicated small search engine that can crawl through these and troubleshoot a certain issue or correlation ID that has been troubling you. We’ve designed the SharePoint log monitoring feature to best serve the needs of a large SharePoint enterprise farm.