Sharepoint 2010 Utilities
This short list of SharePoint utilities are those that the staff of Brutally Simple have encountered and make use of on a regular basis.
The following utilities are aimed at SharePoint administrators but are still useful for SharePoint developers.
This GUI allows exploration and limited changes to be made to the SharePoint Farm. Fantastic for giving a drilldown approach showing how the Web Applications, Site Collections and Sites all hook together and allowing detailed investigation of Lists, Fields, Properties and more.
This GUI allows the editing and running of PowerShell scripts in an interactive environment. If PowerShell is in use for administration then this is invaluable.
Current versions only work with PowerShell 2.0.
These utilities are aimed squarely at the developer rather than the administrator.
This utility allows the creation of SharePoint Features and Solutions from within Visual Studio. It greatly simplifies the process and is in widespread use.
This utility is not strictly a SharePoint one but allows viewing of source code within DLLs. Where questions arise about how 3rd party products work this can often be the only way to find out.