STEALTHbits Technologies, the provider of the industry's most comprehensive IT management and compliance platform for Microsoft-based systems, applications, and data repositories, today announced the release of StealthTOOLS™ Library Advisor for SharePoint, a free utility designed to quickly identify content versioning issues within SharePoint Document Libraries. Library Advisor for SharePoint empowers data custodians to take part in proactively reducing cost for their organizations while promoting a greater level of security and operational integrity within the SharePoint environment itself by pinpointing which document libraries are causing capacity and other issues.

The task of managing content within SharePoint implementations is daunting for administrators and data custodians, due in large part to the often incorrectly configured SharePoint feature of versioning. STEALTHbits' Library Advisor for SharePoint, the second product available in the StealthTOOLS freeware product portfolio, is a "plug-n-play" utility designed for anyone who populates, administers, or monitors SharePoint Document Libraries. It aims to solve the versioning dilemma, providing deep insight into Document Library configuration issues, stale documents and versions, best-practice violations, and capacity metrics, allowing technical and non-technical audiences to proactively manage the growth and stability of the Libraries they own.

"Users may not realize that they have hundreds of versions of the same document in their SharePoint environment. When you multiply this by the number of documents created within an organization, it adds up to a significant waste of space," said Adam Laub, vice president of global product management at STEALTHbits. "With Library Advisor for SharePoint, STEALTHbits allows administrators to quickly and easily identify and eliminate stale or improperly versioned documents to free up space. Our ultimate intention is to help maintain a steady rate of data consumption — or even a decline in data usage — within a SharePoint environment so space can be used most efficiently."

The StealthTOOLS Library Advisor for SharePoint includes a robust set of features that enable users to:

  • Pinpoint versioning configuration issues such as Libraries with no document version limit
  • Identify stale documents and versions as candidates for deletion
  • Determine the location of non-Office files consuming space within SharePoint
  • Follow Best Practices through the identification of issues with folders, content types, and document metadata
  • Gauge capacity limitations and thresholds proactively to avoid potential losses in productivity

StealthTOOLS Library Advisor for SharePoint is available for download immediately at

About STEALTHbits
STEALTHbits Technologies, Inc. offers the industry's most comprehensive IT management and compliance platform. Since 2001, STEALTHbits Technologies, Inc. has delivered powerful solution sets that address specific business problems across Active Directory, Exchange, Public Folders, SharePoint, Data and Access Governance, Systems Governance, and BlackBerry and ActiveSync. Learn more at or follow us on Twitter at @STEALTHbits.


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