If you’re like me, you’ve never really tamed the beast called SharePoint Central Admin. With every version, the UI is changed around and it’s not a site administrators go to frequently enough to allow them to get to know the site inside out. The first seed for SPANC was planted about 6 years ago when I was on site with a client and I was hunting through the options in CA for (then) SharePoint Portal Server 2003. The client just looked at me in that certain way. He didn’t say anything, but I could sense what he was thinking and I envisioned it to be something like this… “Hey, you’re a SharePoint MVP and you don’t know your way around CA?” We all know the answer to that. Yes I do, but I don’t know it blind folded. True enough, there are a select few who can remember where every single link in CA is, but that’s not me. I figure I probably do something in CA maybe 9 times per day. In my own rough testing, I calculated that SPANC saves me about 6 seconds per command I’m searching for. Multiply that over 200 work days a year and we get:
9 x 6 x 200 = 10,800 seconds saved per year or better yet, 180 minutes or 3 hours!!!
What could you do with 3 extra (BILLABLE
) hours per year?
I’ve come to a place in life where I know that time is our most precious commodity and every second counts. All philosophical notions aside, SPANC saves me lots of subtle frustration in CA and that’s why I built it. Winking smile