Carsten Keutmann’s SharePoint Manager 2007

I’ve followed Carsten Keutmann’s blog on and off over the last few years.  When he writes, he writes great stuff.  (Write more often, Carsten!)

I had previously plugged Carsten’s  SharePoint Manager 2007 tool, and he’s released updates to it since I’ve last looked at it.  This is a must-have tool for serious developers.  It lets you explore the object model with a nice Windows-based interface and even make changes to the data.  THIS IS A SERIOUS TOOL.  Don’t try to use it if you don’t understand the SharePoint Object Model very well, as any changes you make could render your application unusable.

Carsten’s description:

The SharePoint Manager 2007 is a SharePoint object model explorer. It enables you to browse every site on the local farm and view every property. It also enables you to change the properties (at your own risk). This is a very powerful tool for developers that like to know what the SharePoint holds of secrets.


Resizing Thumbnails in a SharePoint Image Library

A while back I needed to figure out how to do this for a client project.  Nothing in the MOSS documentation, and searching the Web proved fruitless until I ran across this post from Carsten Keutmann.  Carsten has written a neat little SharePoint utility he calls SharePoint Manager 2007 that lets you get at many of the hidden settings in SharePoint that aren’t exposed in the UI, avoiding STSADM, finding obscure settings in XML files, and the like.