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SharePoint Objects v1.1

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Released: Jan 13, 2010
Updated: Mar 2, 2010 by tonstgmn
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SharePoint Objects is built to give you insight in usage of SharePoint 2007 artifacts in your farm. You probably have seen the message “The content type is in use” a number of times when you tried to delete a content type. Then the big search for all other content types, lists and items that are using the content type began and probably ended in frustration. Or you are going to make a change to one of the site columns and you want to understand the impact of this change. The only way to do this in SharePoint is by manually going through all your sites and lists.

This is where SharePoint Objects is going to help you. It creates a dedicated database in your farm. You can instruct SharePoint Objects to index specific objects and all references to that object into the database. You can use the SharePoint Objects pages to display the information in this database. This will help you to quickly find all places in SharePoint 2007 where your artifact is used. The solution comes with a timer job that automatically keeps this information up to date, based on the schedule that you specify. This release support:
  • Site columns
  • Content types
  • Feature definitions
  • SharePoint groups

These blog posts contain more information and screenshots:
http://www.tonstegeman.com/Blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=126
http://www.tonstegeman.com/Blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=130

This screencast shows an introduction to SharePoint Objects:
http://vimeo.com/9682123

Before installing the solution, make sure you check the Installation Guide for the required configuration steps!

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