It’s sad, but true 😦 The SharePoint Utility Suite is Dead
I just removed the 2.3 version of SPSiteManager from the CodePlex site. The 2.5 release The SharePoint Utility Suite on the Microsoft Web Component Directory had version 2.2 of SPSiteManager, but I had started the progress of migrating the individual tools that I created from it to the CodePlex site.
It doesn’t make much sense for me to put any real effort into those tools anymore since my focus will be on developing enterprise level fully supported offerings for my new employer (See my initial posting on this).
It was definately fun while it lasted!, in fact…See this snippet that I had previously posted on my old blog:
Thanks All! – The #1 download from the SharePoint Products and Technologies Web Component Directory is now The SharePoint Utility Suite
Thanks to everyone for helping make this happen by your suggestions and requests!
Sometime over the last couple of days, the SharePoint Utility Suite moved to the top of the Top Five Downloads
Thanks John Kozell for your contribution with the .Net Protocol Handler
Thanks Larry Kuhn for your contribution with the SharePoint Portal Server Search Property config
Thanks Dan Winter for your Refresh List contribution.
Thanks to Chris Gideon and Raymond Hung for their contributions to making SPSiteManager even more powerful and useful than before!!!
SPSiteManager 2.2 is already proving great value with our customers with its new features (http://blogs.msdn.com/krichie/archive/2006/07/28/681634.aspx ), and I could not have done it without you. The updated Analysis and remedial features are helping our customers by identifying growth and usage trends; exceptions to Capacity Planning Guidelines, and improving Search Performance via its site directory and Deep Crawl list cleanup tools.
Not only are customers finding great value out of these tools for their existing Windows SharePoint Services and SharePoint Portal Server 2003 deployments, but they are also
using these tools for preparation for MOSS 2007 Upgrades
My focus now, will be extending DeliverPoint with even more powerful features for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSSv3) and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS 2007).
But look on the Brighter Side!
In a couple more days or so, I’ll be posting about the differences between the SharePoint OM in respect to Permissioning and I’ll be blogging a HECK of a lot more I think as I get rolling in my new life 🙂
Stay tuned! It’s going to be a fun ride!