TreeSize – A useful tool for reporting and statistics about File System Usage

Some days ago a stumbled upon this tool: http://www.jam-software.com/treesize/

A free version is available for download, with limited capabilities.

The commercial version adds more powerful reporting features as well as allows connecting and getting information from a network share.

You can perform several type of analysis, and get back an output in different formats (Excel, Csv, Html, etc…)

I strongly encourage you to give it a try.

I’m using it mainly in two different scenarios.

First and foremost, which may seem obvious, when I need to free some disk space (I always run out of disk space…).

Then, and this is happening more and more frequently, as a way to discover permissions and storage usage on shared drives and folders.

Cool 🙂

SP Documentation Kit

I got an email by my friend and colleague Toni Frankola, where he announced the release of its great SP Documentation Kit.

Here’s an excerpt:

The idea here is simple: every once in a while I had to document a SharePoint farm. That was boring, repetitive task I did not like to that, so I decided to make a tool to help me automate that. Here it is: http://www.spdockit.com/

Key features:

•         Create professional looking (Word format) SharePoint 2010 Farm documentation

•         Compare settings between different farms (e.g. QA/Production or two different customers)

•         Track farm changes

Links and instructions:

1. Download from: http://www.spdockit.com/downloads/

2. Quick Start Guide: http://www.spdockit.com/help/quick-start-guide/

3. How to generate farm documentation: http://www.spdockit.com/help/how-to/create-sharepoint-farm-documentation/

I remember that Toni talked to me about this project almost one year ago, when we met at the Slovenian SharePoint Conference in Ljubljana.

At the time, I could only say “great idea, Toni”.

Now I can definitely say “great tool Toni”.

Well done!!