Microsoft has a tool for scanning your farm and providng a detailed report on potential issues. You will need to have premier support for a rep to help you analyze the report. But any sharp admin can probably fix any issues.
Download scoping tool here: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=13150
PDF with more details:
If you ever had to enable Kerberos for SharePoint Performance Point or to fix the data refresh issues with excel services, you will need this tool:
Its a web app that checks the current App Pool account and makes sure its configured correctly. The usual issue is duplicate SPNs.
Update: IIS.net has a beta v2 version…
Now that redgate bought reflector they started charging $35. Reflector was a great free tool, its sad to see them sell out. But i have found a replacement that is still free.
IL Spy is a .NET assembly browser and decompiler. http://wiki.sharpdevelop.net/ILSpy.ashx . Download it before someone buys them…
I mainly prefer MS .NET development, but i have to agree that Magento is a great open source e-commerce system built using PHP. I have noticed an increase of performance using Apache and PHP for e-commerce websites. Sure PHP is still spaghetti code, but magento was able to design the architecture quite well. Plus there’s a vast community for add-ons and support. Another perk is that its easy to find PHP developers, and at a much lower cost compared to .NET developers.
I’ve been looking for another CMS for a small internet corp website. I would usually use sharepoint, but needed a quick solution. I had to look elsewhere, and I found Umbraco. Sure it was a little buggy setting it up. But it works great and its highly customizable. Its basically a slimmed down version of sharepoint. It uses CSS and master pages with document types (page layouts) to manage the look and feel. Oh and even better, its FREE!.
Dont waste your time with OTB filestream provider. The SQL filestream provider only uses local disks. there’s no option to use file shares or UNC paths. Jeez. why even name a feature “Remote” when there’s no out of the box provider that uses Remote storage?? It’s insane. Anyways just get StoragePoint and save yourself the headache and time.