I’m not sure my heart can take much more of this. First SharePoint Server 2019 RTMs and the folks at SysKit put out another amazing version of SPDocKit, 8.0! Is today my birthday or something?!
If you haven’t used SPDocKit before, you’re missing out. Luckily the folks at SysKit have you covered, before you do anything, including finishing this blog post, go out and download their free 30 day trial.
Okay, now that we’ve got that out of the way, what is SPDocKit and what’s in it for you?
I am so glad you asked!
SPDocKit is a SharePoint Documentation tool. Quite possibly the best SharePoint Documentation tool to grace the earth with its footfall. Over the years I’ve watched the product evolve into nearly a work of art. The folks at SysKit love SharePoint, almost as much as I do, and they have their finger on the pulse of what SharePoint admins want. With each successive version of SPDocKit they add new reports and functionality that scratch the collective itches we SharePoint admins have. As a SharePoint Consultant I help all kinds of organizations implement and manage SharePoint servers. In the last year or two I’ve noticed a very pronounced shift towards wanting more reporting. Companies want a better idea of how their users are using SharePoint. SPDocKit gives that to them in spades, all in an easy to use interface.
What kind of reports does it give you? There’s almost too many to name. I’ll rattle off some of my favorites though to get you started:
- Full Farm Documentation – Servers, services, databases, sites, everything you can think of. Best of all it keeps a copy of every report you run, so you can compare them over time and see how your environment grows.
- Best Practices – SPDocKit looks into every crack and crevice of your SharePoint farm and let you know, nicely, what things you could be doing better. This could be SharePoint Configuration, SQL Server settings, anything. SPDocKit has your back.
- Security – Great reports on what has been changed, who has changed what. Security is a hot topic these days and SPDocKit has you covered.
- User Permissions – You can get Permissions reports, compare users’ permissions, copy user permissions, everything you can think of.
That’s just off the top of my head. There’s so much more. Here’s a list of just what they’ve added to version 8.0.
Go out and take SPDocKit for a spin. You won’t regret it. While you’re out there check out SysKit’s other great tools like SysKit Insights, Security Manager, the free SysKit Point.