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Customizing SharePoint Usage Stats - Part Three

by jamesb on 23rd February 2011 at 10:43 AM
Revisiting this, we may now be going down a completely different path (which I feel little, if any, regret about). We're looking at a third party solution which would do exactly what I want it to do. The only problem is the price, and the fact that only the Enterprise license provides the required API. On the other hand I think I can justify the price tag as to build anything more than simple, static reports ourselves, let alone coming close to what this one provides, would take six months at a

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Customising SharePoint Usage Stats - Part Two Code

by jamesb on 18th February 2011 at 10:56 AM
SPFarm farm = this.Farm;
int intTime;
foreach (SPService service in farm.Services)
if (service isSPWebService) {
SPWebService webService = (SPWebService)service; foreach (SPWebApplication webApplication in webService.WebApplications) {
foreach (SPSite site in webApplication.Sites) {
OrganizationProfileManager organizationManager = newOrganizationProfileManager(SPServiceContext.GetContext(site));

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Customising SharePoint Usage Stats - Part Two

by jamesb on 17th February 2011 at 10:24 AM
Due to some, ahem, technical difficulties with getting the custom usage provider to actually trigger (registering wasn't a problem, and it did intercept the event, just never actually triggered it's own handler so I essentially spent several days in order to write a solution which comprehensively breaks usage logging) I've been re-evaluating my approach to this.

New method will still involve logging organisation IDs along with users (any direct memberships get logged with the user,

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Updated 18th February 2011 at 10:46 AM by jamesb


Customising SharePoint Usage Stats - Part One

by jamesb on 14th February 2011 at 10:42 AM
One of the first tasks I've been faced with in my new job is to get some sort of SharePoint usage reporting working. At first I thought this would be nice and easy, after all, SharePoint comes with a nice set of usage reporting which could simply be plugged in to some custom reporting modules - easy, yes?

No. The problem comes in that they want reporting for groups of users. These groups are currently ill-defined, conceptual groupings, so part of the first challenge is to deal with

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Updated 16th February 2011 at 09:58 AM by jamesb


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