I don’t know if you are familiar with using of SPDocKit, but in my case, It is wonderful tool. I used it many times in many implementations and to be honest, when I first saw it, It was jig drop effect for me. Huge amount of documentation with every detail, selectable parts of the documentation, possibility of exporting, publishing etc. Also, Best practice part of this product was amazing. I know, that not everything there is a dogma in specific cases, but still…you have a great overview, what you mistakenly forgot or what you don’t know, that is best practice.
The only thing was, that you must install this product directly on SharePoint farm, which, to be honest, wasn’t possible in every case of course. Sometime you are just able to install this product to your virtual client station or onto your laptop, but that’s everything you can do in some companies. So, this was the reason, why I was excited even more. There is a new FREE product – yes, you heard correctly – F R E E ! ! !
If I will cite the authors:
Today, the SharePoint world got a nice surprise from the firm Acceleratio, the creators of the legendary SPDocKit SharePoint documentation and governance tool. This new free (!!!) tool, SPDocKit Pulse, can run from any computer which is joined to your domain, and it will scan your environment for SharePoint farms. After scanning it, it will create very beautiful and useful dashboards, which will show you the status of all your SharePoint farms at a glance!
Lot of people which I know have more than one SharePoint farm. Usually, it is the standard Development – Testing – Staging – Production story, but I know folks with more than 50 farms in their environments. In all those farms, different things can go wrong – to name just the disk size, CPU and RAM usage.
So based on my experience with SPDocKit, new Pulse should be great product to test it. For me great news.