Tuesday, June 12, 2007

SharePoint 2007 Tools Collection v2

Another update:

  • SharePoint Tips Utility Pack - package of  SharePoint 2007 utilities for administrators and developers.
  • Enhanced Content Query Web Part project (beta1)
  • Microsoft IT Team Site Life Cycle Management Beta 1 - This workspace on Codeplex is intended to provide governance and manageability samples and tools designed to help IT Professionals management SharePoint Products and Technologies deployments.  Upcoming tools include an implementation of site/web lifecycle management based on the Site Delete and Confirmation feature, the Microsoft IT Site Delete Capture 1.0 feature, and additional out-of-the-box functionality.  A sample auditing configuration solution deployment package will be introduced in the September-October timeframe that provides guidance on auditing and the management of content types across site collections
  • Floating ToolPane for SharePoint 2007
  • SharePoint 2007 RSS Aggregation web part
  • Dan and Teds web part solution package template
  • Extended Content Query web part with marquee
  • SharePoint list based authentication provider - implementation of a custom authentication provider that uses a SharePoint list as its source
  • Echo for SharePoint - tool to manage customisations in a SharePoint environment and push them down to multiple sites (currently beta phase)
  • SharePoint Spy  - free tool from the guys who created Echo for SharePoint - allows you to examine  the structure of your SharePoint 2007 sites.
  • SharePoint Solution Builder tool (WSPBuilder)  
  • STP Language converter - SharePoint Site Template Language Converter enables you to convert an  Site Template that was created in one language to another language
  • SharePoint Frantic Redirection webpart - Allows you to redirect users to a specific site depending on a specific user profile property.
  • Microsoft IT Delete Capture 1.0 - http://www.codeplex.com/governance
  • Chatterbox - persistent chat session for SharePoint Server 2007
  • Generic SharePoint 2007 solution installer - allows you to install and deploy SharePoint solution files using a nice UI.
  • AccRepair For SharePoint Designer - Addin for SharePoint Designer which allows you to check your MOSS sites for compliancy with compliancy regulations.
  • AccMonitor - server-side application that provides accessibility checks and which can be integrated with SharePoint Server’s content authoring workflow.
  • SPCAMLViewer - Uses SharePoint webservices to provide inside into the CAML used in SharePoint lists and views . You migth also want to take a look at similar tool CAML Builder.
  • Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar - provides a variety of tools for creating, understanding and troubleshooting web pages.  (Final Release)
  • 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.
  • Cross-browser editor for SharePoint 2007 (Telerik) - RadEditor for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) is a cross-browser alternative to the default rich-text editor in MOSS and WSS v3. The product is developed in an agreement between Telerik and Microsoft and is provided free of charge to registered clients of SharePoint 2007.
  • 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.
  • Download all documents from document library feature - allows you to generate a zipfile containing all the documents in the list and provides it as a download to you.
  • CAML.Net - Another tool which builds CAML queries dynamically in code while preserving the syntactic structure of the native CAML language. You might also want to take a look at this introducion article - Working with CAML.Net Part I .
  • Site Provisioning Assistant - Public beta - SPA provides you with centralized management for controlling how new SharePoint 2007 sites are requested and provisioned in your organization. Based on provisioning profiles that you define, users are presented with an easy-to-use interface for requesting a new site. Site requests can be associated with custom workflows that match your organization's approval process. Upon succesful workflow completion, SPA automatically provisions the SharePoint site, and notifies the requesting user.
  • SPClientUtilities feature - allows you to switch any SharePoint page into edit mode or show the Web Part toolpane
  • 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.
  • AppPool recycler for SharePoint Devs
  • SharePoint Features Project on Codeplex - 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.
    • Debugger feature for SharePoint - When activated, the Debugger Feature adds an “Attach Debugger” menu item to the Site Actions menu.


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Uri Nissani said...

also some free utilities and software from kwizcom at - www.kwizcom.com - choose "free products"

Joachim Rosenthal said...

Nice collection! The recent Teched 2007 has become a real Sharepoint magic box. I learned about the tool for managing Sharepoint site security from Scriptlogic, the tool for managing web parts from CollaDec. They probably worth to be included in your list. Keep the list running! A very helpful thing, especially for those ones just starting their Sharepoint experience. MS did a great job with the new version of Office server. Personally I am interested in securing my portal. If you add put your recommendations and a set of recommended tools, I will appreciate this. Thank you.

Joachim Rosenthal said...

Sorry for multiposting. I have problems with my Firefox. Looks like I should use Internet Explorer next time.

Anonymous said...

I found 'MOSS BDC Design Studio' is a pretty good BDC design tool a bit like MetaMan.