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Scripting Simplified for SharePoint Admins and Devs

After determining that PowerShell is popular among SharePoint admins and developers, Idera Inc. last week rolled out a tool aimed at users of Microsoft's popular scripting tool.

The company launched the new SharePoint productivity toolbox at the SharePoint Connections conference held in the Hague, Netherlands. The tool, which costs $295 per administrator, combines Idera's PowerShell Plus and SharePoint page profiler. The former is an IDE that automates repetitive administrative tasks and the latter is a set of popular SharePoint scripts.

"PowerShell Plus makes managing and executing PowerShell easy," said Rick Pleczko, Idera's president and CEO, in an interview. "For example, one of the things it does is allow remoting, so you can basically say 'I want this script to run on these 20 servers all at the same time.'"

Idera put together a library of PowerShell scripts for SharePoint administration and development and bundled it with its PowerShell Plus tool, he explained.

"It's a large library of scripts that allows you to do a lot of administration work, move site lists, do a lot of reporting, a whole bunch of activities," he said. "You've got a range of PowerShell cmdlets that you can use that are provided within the SharePoint implementation in PowerShell. We basically leveraged that and also extended it with these scripts that we've provided."

It is suited to both enterprise users and partners who administer customers' SharePoint sites, Pleczko said.

Posted by Jeffrey Schwartz on October 05, 2010


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