Tuesday, March 20, 2007

My favourite SharePoint 2007 tools

Update: fixed the link for the form based authentication helper - thanks Tony for pointing this out ...

  • SPCAMLViewer - Uses SharePoint webservices to provide inside into the CAML used in SharePoint lists and views
  • Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar - provides a variety of tools for creating, understanding and troubleshooting web pages.
  • Fiddler HTTP Debugger - Fiddler is a HTTP Debugging Proxy which logs all HTTP traffic between your computer and the Internet. Fiddler allows you to inspect all HTTP Traffic, set breakpoints, and "fiddle" with incoming or outgoing data. Fiddler is designed to be much simpler than using NetMon or Achilles, and includes a simple but powerful JScript.NET event-based scripting subsystem.
  • Upgrade toolkit for Windows SharePoint Services - Guidance and white papers to upgrade customized site or site template to WSS 3.0
  • BDC MetaMan - Tool to generate Business Data Catalog application definition files for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server.
  • MOSS 2007 utility for import/export of user profiles - allows you to populate your SharePoint Server user profile database using basic XML files as source.
  • MOSS Query Tool - Next version of the SharePoint Query Tool, designed for MOSS (SharePoint 2007). It has a similar feature set to the SharePoint Query Tool - it allows you to use a point and click interface to gather information such as search scopes and properties, type in search terms, and click a button to create both the search SQL syntax as well as the Xml document that is needed to run a query against MOSS. You can see results in plain text, structured Xml and now a dataset view. It supports FREETEXT and CONTAINS as well as wildcard searching. A very valuable tool for those trying to write custom SharePoint queries.
  • Forms Based Authentication Setup Helper for MOSS 2007 - Utility to ease the process of setting up and configuring Forms Based Authentication for MOSS 2007.
  • SharePoint Builder on CodePlex
  • SharePoint Inspector - free tool to browse your WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 farm. You can see objects composing its structure, get their properties by reflection, which can be very useful when you want to check if your code does what it should do.You can use also some advanced features like activate/deactivate SharePoint features, add/remove event receivers, manage your recycle bin.
  • SharePoint Features Project at GotdotNet - This project contacts the next features:
    • Presence Contact List v1.0: This is a contact list modified to show presence information as a drop-down associated with the e-mail field
    • Content Type Hierarchy Viewer v1.0 :This Feature presents the site content types in a hierarchical view. It shows the relationships between the content types, including hidden types. The Feature appears as the first link in the "Galleries" section of the Site Settings page.
    • Log Viewer v1.0 : This is a Feature for viewing the Unified Logging Service (ULS) logs through the SharePoint Central Administration site. It adds a new "Utilities" section to the "Operations" tab with a link to the ULS viewer.

4 comments:

Ishai Sagi said...

Can I add to the list U2U CAML Builder and my own SharePoint Tips Utility Pack? These are two tools I cannot live without anymore.

Tony Bierman said...

Joris,

The forms auth helper link seems to be broken. Any chance for an updated link?

Gat said...

I'm very proud to see that my tool is in your favorites, and your blog is my favorite sharepoint links.

I hope the next version of SharePoint Inspector will still be in your top list ;)

Michael said...

Thanks for your nice post!