SharePoint Farm Reporter

Vyapin’s Admin Report Kit for SharePoint 2010 (ARKSP 2010) now takes a new form as
‘SharePoint Farm Reporter’

SharePoint Farm Reporter is designed to be a comprehensive reporting solution for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 collaboration platform. SharePoint Farm Reporter presents insights into events and activities that take place in SharePoint farms on a day-to-day basis. The solution will assist SharePoint Administrators, Site Administrators and Site Content Owners to take action with useful information about SharePoint farms.

With SharePoint Farm Reporter, you can analyze SharePoint 2010 farm events and activities from the audit, usage, security, policy, & configuration changes perspective.

Let us have a quick look at the new features and reports:

1) More than 90 out-of-the-box organized SharePoint reports across your server farm covers a wide variety of key business functions – configuration settings, content databases, content security, user & group permissions, policy administration, user activity & audit and aids in information management.
2) Complete lists of all the existing reports re-classified under five SharePoint Management categories
[Audit & Compliance, Security, Policy, Usage and Configuration reports] in a centralized application database as follows:
a) Audit and Compliance Reports: Addresses the internal audit and compliance needs such as HIPAA and SOX providing detailed information about the SharePoint farm activities (Who made changes, What Changes were made, Where & When).
Audit – Checked-In Items
Audit – Checked-Out Items
Audit – Copied Items
Audit – Deleted Lists
Audit – Deleted Sites
Audit – Group Member Changes
Audit – Item Actions
Audit – Page Visits
Audit – Permission Changes
Audit – Permission Level Changes
Audit – Profile Changed
Audit – Renamed Items
Audit – Restored Items
Audit – Search
Audit – Visited Items
Checked Out Documents (Library only)
Farm Features
Last Deleted Items
Last Modified Items
Newly Added Items
Sandboxed Solutions
Site Collection Features
Site Features
Web Application Features
Web Application User Permissions
b) Security Reports: Built-in Security Reports secures the SharePoint infrastructure by reporting on the configuration settings of SharePoint security and the permissions / rights granted for Users & Groups such as who has access to what on various objects at the Site collection, Site, List and List item levels.
Authentication Providers
List Folders Security
List Item Security
List Permissions
Site Collection Administrators
Site Group Settings
Site Permission Levels
Site Permissions
Site Security
c) Policy Reports: Policy reports indicates business, data & information policy settings configuration in the SharePoint farm thus enforcing internal business policies to control information management in SharePoint.
Blocked File Types
Regional Settings
Resource Throttling Settings
Self Service Site Management
SharePoint Designer Settings – Site Collection Level
SharePoint Designer Settings – Web Application Level
Site Collection Quotas and Locks
Web Application Use Confirmation and Deletion
d) Usage Reports: Usage Reports track, report & analyze the SharePoint farm usage by the User community.
Content Alerts
Content Databases
File Types
Invited Users – Feature Status
List Activity
List Columns
List Hits
List Hits – Monthly Usage
List Item Metadata
List Item Summary
List Views
List Visits
List Workflow Settings
List Workflow Status – Canceled
List Workflow Status – Completed
List Workflow Status – Error Occurred
List Workflow Status – Failed
List Workflow Status – In Progress
List Workflow Status – Not Started
Managed Metadata Collection
Page Hits
Page Hits – Monthly Usage
Page Visits
Recycle Bin Summary
Site Activity
Site Collection Summary
Site Hits Summary
Site Hits Summary – Monthly Usage
Site Summary
Site Visitors
Site Visitors – Monthly Usage
Version History
Web Application Summary
Web Pages
Web Parts Utilization
e) Configuration Reports: Configuration reports generate the SharePoint configuration parameters at Web application, Site Collection, Web and List levels for better control and performance.
Alternate Access Mappings
Alternate Access Mappings – External Resource
Data Retrieval Settings
List General Settings
List Templates
Site Collection Workflow Templates
Site Columns
Site Content Types
Site Settings
Site Workflows
Web Application E-Mail Settings
Web Application General Settings
Web Parts
3) Provision to customize report headers: Select the ‘Headers’ tab to view and edit the report sub-headers’ details as desired.

Figure #1:
Customize Report sub-headers

4) Maintain Quick Reports, Custom Reports, and Power Reports (including all report task instances) in one centralized application database.

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