Collective worksMy latest article for Penton Publishing (SharePoint Pro) will be published January. A snippet from the Article.

SharePoint is one of the applications that grows (sprawls) at a rapid almost uncontrollable pace and soon administrators lose control. Changes are made, multiple administrators get the hands on SharePoint and soon the complete knowledge of the environment is in no one place. Worse, changes are made without all Administrators (Stakeholders) being informed. There are usually no tools in place for collecting data regarding the farm(s) configuration. As a result there’s no reference documentation of any merit (timely, accurate and detailed) exists and in many cases the ability troubleshoot is impeded (don’t know what I have) and worst case the environment couldn’t be rebuilt exactly to current specifications resulting in data loss or performance impacts.

Read the full article http://www.sharepointpromag.com/article/sharepoint/sharepoint-configuration-management-144858

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