For whatever reason SharePoint teams sites tend to popup all over the network. Somehow marketing gets a server. Marketing then installs SharePoint on it themselves. Marketing becomes dependent on the data SharePoint houses. This usually underpowered and fault intolerant server crashes and burns. The data is lost. Organization suffers.
This is just one scenario, but there are many reasons why you don’t want SharePoint weeds in your network. Licensing. The “What did you know and when did you know it factor” to name a few. @buckleyPlanet posted a microblog on twitter.
“Are there any community/3rd party replacements for the
#SharePoint Asset Inventory Tool?” was the entire post that started me thinking about all that. At the time I had totally forgotten about this tool. Apparently it’s gone. I don’t know why, but the links I got to give me a 403. It could be misplaced or removed without notice. ...