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Top free SharePoint utilities and tools for enterprises
This article is part of the March 2009 issue of SharePoint Insider
Let’s face it: SharePoint has some functionality gaps. Because of that, managing SharePoint can sometimes be a challenge. To fill those gaps, many SharePoint administrators end up purchasing third-party tools to assist them in managing their implementations. There are lots of terrific commercial tools and utilities available for SharePoint. But for organizations that either don’t have the budget or can’t justify the license costs for third-party SharePoint products, there are quite a few high-quality free tools. Produced and made available by the same commercial firms that market for-fee products, the free tools are often used to encourage customers to license other products. There are also quite a few open source or semi-open source tools from places like the Microsoft-sponsored CodePlex site. To help you identify devices that might help you, check out the list below for 10 free or nearly free tools, utilities and add-on products for SharePoint. Inclusion on this list is not an implicit endorsement; it is simply a list of ...
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