It's been about six month since I last blogged about a Site Administrator release, and the product team has been really busy during this time. Today the new Site Administrator for SharePoint version 4.3 is available for download from Quest.com. This is an important release for us, so let me take you on a quick what's new tour:
New detailed, comprehensive reports
You can now drill down from any Top 5 widget anywhere in the Site Administrator's overview reports, whether it is an Enterprise Overview, site metrics or site usage. To make this possible we expanded some of the existing reports as well as added a number of brand new reports to the Information Portal:
All these reports fit into the Site Administrator's security trimmed access model, which allows business content owners review reports within the scope they manage. Most of the reports have cross-links to drill down as much as you need, and all reports can be exported for further analysis.
Enhanced availability and performance
We've been working closely with one of the largest Site Administrator customers to ensure successful rollout of the reporting interface to the thousands of site owners in the environment. Changes were made to improve both individual reports performance, as well as ensure the product can scale up or scale out as necessary to support the increasing load.
Improved Security Explorer
As we keep adding features to enable business content owners with richer reporting and management tools, we also don't forget about IT administrators and their needs. This release of Site Administrator comes with a new and improved Security Explorer for SharePoint, it's enhanced user interface simplifies central permissions management across your entire SharePoint environment. It also now supports more bulk actions, such as bulk group membership changes or search for multiple user accounts in a single permissions search query. Finally, Security Explorer now allows to report on disabled Active Directory accounts and cleanup these accounts from SharePoint permissions.
Well, that's a lot of new stuff, and I even did not list everything here, leaving various minor improvements for you to explore. Thanks to both the product team and to our customers who continuously help us improve and add more value with each new Site Administrator release!
As usual, you can download the free fully functional 30-days trial version. Keep the feedback coming - leave your comments here, ask questions in the discussions area, or reach out to us on Twitter!