A friend of mine, Devin, recently asked me about some tools that could be used to monitor SharePoint (performance). I pointed him to two resources that I try to keep updated:
- The Free Stuff tab on my blog and
- The Add-Ons page on my wiki
These are mostly free resources, tools, solution files, etc. that can be deployed in your environment to monitor SharePoint performance and assist with troubleshooting and managing a small SharePoint farm. There are many more tools, many that are better but at a small cost. My favorite is the suite of tools available from Quest Software (link).
Another excellent resource to find tools like this is SharePointReviews (link) and twitter (@SPReviews). This site, run by Mike Ferrara (@mikecferrara), allows you to search by category, and you can see ratings and user reviews from people who have actually used the products.
Know of more free admins tools? Leave a comment and Iâ€™ll update my links.