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  Asked By: Larissa    Date: Oct 06    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1366

SharePoint Discovery WizardFrom Quest:
Free tool that can search through a network and discover all SharePoint



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Answer #1    Answered By: Elisha Abbott     Answered On: Oct 06

Just a quick update to this .. there is plenty to follow after this

Quest Software Introduces New Freeware as Its First Entry into
SharePoint Management and Reporting; quest  Discovery wizard  for
SharePoint Helps Administrators Discover Microsoft SharePoint
Products and Technologies in Their Enterprise

ALISO VIEJO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 14, 2006--Quest Software
(R) Inc. (Nasdaq:QSFT), a leading provider of application, database
and infrastructure management solutions, today announced its plans
to offer solutions to help IT professionals track, understand and
control their Microsoft SharePoint-based infrastructure. The first
product, available for download at no cost, is an automated
discovery wizard that identifies and reports on an organization's
entire sharepoint  environment.

This is the first stage of Quest's plan to provide broad
functionality to support Microsoft SharePoint Products and
Technologies. Later this year, Quest plans to introduce capabilities
to deliver robust management and reporting, support Microsoft
Exchange Public Folders-to-Microsoft SharePoint-based migration and
provide granular content recovery. These capabilities are being
designed to provide IT stakeholders with optimal management,
reporting, and control of their SharePoint-based resources.

"Because SharePoint Products and Technologies are so easy to use,
employees are collaborating more than ever," said David Waugh, vice
president, product management, Quest Software. "They're creating
their own Web sites where they post documents, share information and
exchange ideas -- all without the assistance of IT. According to
Gartner, in 2004 Microsoft's worldwide portal product market share
grew 150% based on new license revenue(a). While this growth is a
great testament to the value SharePoint technologies provide, until
now, IT has not had an efficient and cost-effective way to compile
information about SharePoint usage across the whole organization.
The first step in managing any piece of infrastructure is
identifying what exists, where it exists and how it's being used."

Quest(R) discovery  Wizard for SharePoint quickly and automatically
searches all servers, site collections and sites within an
organization's network  for every installation of SharePoint, allows
users to explore their SharePoint resources by browsing through
sites and portal content, and gathers critical data about the
discovered inventory. The product also generates easy-to-read HTML
reports -- providing the information IT managers need in an
actionable format. These reports contain server metrics and site
details, including site size, author, last modification date and how
many users access information on the sites.

"Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services and SharePoint Portal Server
2003 enable enterprises to seamlessly connect users, teams and
knowledge so that people can take advantage of relevant information
across business processes to help them work more efficiently," said
Seth Patton, group product manager, Information Worker Group at
Microsoft. "SharePoint is fast becoming an industry standard, and we
are pleased to see Quest Software adding even more value to the
Microsoft collaboration platform."

Pricing and Availability

Quest Discovery Wizard for SharePoint is available now for download
at no cost. For more information on Quest's upcoming SharePoint-
based products, join our SharePoint discussion community or download
the Discovery Wizard at http://www.quest.com/sharepoint.

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