Although all the hype in the blogosphere is centered around SharePoint 2013 at the moment (for good reason), I thought it would still be pertinent to publish a list of useful links to useful layouts pages I often use.
These links may be created as shortcuts via buttons or simply kept FYI. It certainly helps having direct links to certain things as it saves time vs. clicking through the entire interface.
Perhaps someone with a deployed version of SharePoint 2013 can publish a "#2013” version of the files / links below, but here goes:
_layouts/user.aspx – manage users for site
_layouts/settings.aspx – site settings
?contents=1 – what web parts are open on the page? Example http://intranet/pages/default.aspx?contents=1
_layouts/create.aspx – page to create content. This is especially useful if you have a funky problem with Silverlight.
_Layouts/AreaWelcomePage.aspx – Welcome page settings
_layout/addgallery.aspx – direct link to Silverlight creation page.
_admin/CNTDBADM.aspx – manage content databases. This link needs to be executed in the central administration web application.
_layouts/viewscopes – view search scopes. This link needs to be executed in the central administration web application.
/_catalogs/users/simple.aspx – User information list for all users in SharePoint. Especially useful when you have funnies in user info. Delete the user from this list, re-add them to SharePoint and most of the issues should be resolved.
Generalapplicationsettings.aspx – Central Administration – General application settings. Obviously also to be executed in the central administration web application.
_admin/ServiceApplications.aspx - Central Administration – Service Application settings. Also to be executed in the central administration web application.
_layouts/storman.aspx - Storage metrics for your SharePoint site.
So there you have it, some really useful links that you can add as favorites or create funky buttons for your power users to use.
Enjoy the #SharePoint2013 ride, its going to be great to unpack everything as it becomes available for the general IT Pro’s among us, but don’t forget about the workhorse SharePoint 2010. A massive jump was made from MOSS 2007 to SharePoint 2010 which ultimately setup many of the improvements that have now been made in SharePoint 2013.
As I still have some clients running SharePoint 2003 (not a typo), I’m sure we will be hearing plenty about SharePoint 2010 for the next couple of years.