NEW RELEASE: Site Administrator for SharePoint more scalable & functional, yet simpler to use than ever

Great news from the SharePoint Business Unit here at Quest: Site Administrator for SharePoint version 4.5 is now available for download. With this release, we continue to improve the product and add features that let it scale to larger environments, more IT and business users and more scenarios. At the same time the huge focus of the product team is to make it simple to understand, deploy and use.

 

So, what am I excited about? Here's the what's new list (or skip reading and jump to the video overview below, recorded by Ghazwan Khairi aka SharePoint Quester)

 

  • How is your site changing over time? See the whole set of new user activity reports
    • Site activity dashboard to analyze user behavior and trends, aggregated change information for the site and its subsites
    • Drill down reports to audit recent content and security changes
    • Best of all, user activity reports are available right after you install Site Administrator, no configuration or extra data collection is required
  • Are you planning for consolidation or migration? The farm overview dashboard is a great entry point for all pre-migration analysis
    • Similar to the Enterprise overview, this dashboard provides aggregated numbers for the selected SharePoint farm
    • Various drill down reports to give you insights on the migration scope and sites usage, identify owners and hierarchies, as well as opportunities for pre-migration cleanup
  • Concerned with SharePoint governance, are you aware of all SharePoint instances in the environment? Check out the SharePoint farms discovery report
    • Identify ALL unknown SharePoint installations, even SharePoint servers where you do not have admin access
    • Any SharePoint version (2003 and later) - view the whole lists or filter by version
    • Add any of the identified SharePoint 2007 and 2010 farms to the Information Portal scope
    • Export report to PDF to share
  • Delegating responsibilities to site owners? The new My Site Collections page for simpler access and increased accountability
    • Quickly see all site collections where you have admin rights
    • Review and compare key metrics such as size, usage metrics, last content access and modification dates
    • Navigate to detailed reports to drill further into specific metrics, permissions, usage and user activity data
  • Searching for user permissions across sites, web applications or entire farms? User Permissions report performance enhancements
    • Improved perfromance, especially for users with large number of unique permissions - consider larger scopes, such as farm or web application
    • Improved CSV export for users with large number of unique permissions
    • Simpler view for long chains of nested AD groups, only leading and trailing groups shown by default

 

  • All reports are security trimmed for content owner access
  • All reports can be exported for sharing, further processing and analysis