My SharePoint – Favorite Add-ons

The beauty of SharePoint is that this is a modular platform, that support add-ons to enrich your environment.

There are a huge number of add-ons available for FREE as well as commercial.

Here I will highlight my favorite (Free) Solutions / Features / Plug-in

1. Excel Export of a BCS / BDC list

Natively there is no option to export a BCS /BDC list from external data to excel Sad smile

Use this solution http://exportexternallist.codeplex.com/

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2. Adding Professional Graphs based on List data or SQL database

http://charts4sharepoint.codeplex.com/

Adding the FusionChart Feature for SharePoint will give you a lot of free charting options to start with, using a new WebPart.

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3. Interactive Charts using Google Visualization API

This JavaScript adds the Google Visualization API

http://spjsblog.com/2010/08/26/interactive-charts-using-google-visualization-api-v2-0/

Example of how to add a GEO Map of your AD users

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On this site you will find many more useful SharePoint utilities

4. SharePoint Permission Manager

http://permissionsmanager.codeplex.com/

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5. AD Browser

http://adbrowser.codeplex.com/

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Keep in mind that you have to enable the session state when implementing this WebPart.

6. WorldClock

http://www.pentalogic.net/sharepoint-products/world-time

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More free stuff on this website.

More to come …

If you have interesting Solutions / Add-ons / WebPart, Please share yours.

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