Okay, this isn’t a “thought on development” but it’s for sure good news for the admin-guys out there..
Today Microsoft Download Center released a new tool for Administrators and monitoring-people, namely a tool called SPDiag.
Basically, I’ll let the Microsoft Download Center speak for itself;
The SharePoint Diagnostic tool (SPDiag) version 1.0, included with the latest release of the SharePoint Administration Toolkit, was created to simplify and standardize troubleshooting of SharePoint Products and Technologies, and to provide a unified view of collected data. SharePoint Products and Technologies administrators can use SPDiag to gather relevant information from a farm, display the results in a meaningful way, identify performance issues, and export the collected data and reports for analysis by Microsoft support personnel.
The overview and documentation of the tool can be downloaded here:
The tool is bundled with the latest release of the SharePoint Administration Toolkit which you can search for here (depending on what version you want (x86/x64):
Microsoft just released the v3.0 version of the SharePoint Administration Toolkit. Use the link above and you’ll see it in the search results.