Microsoft released the second iteration of its Page Diagnostics Tool for SharePoint. If you have an SPO site, you NEED this tool in your toolbox!
Last week, on Thursday, September 18th, 2019, Microsoft released the second iteration of its Page Diagnostics Tool for SharePoint. An announcement was made, and the Microsoft Docs site was updated, but the day passed with very little fanfare in most circles. “The One Ring” by Mateus Amaral is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 In my opinion, there should have been fireworks. Lots of fireworks. What is it? If you’re not familiar with the Page Diagnostics Tool for SharePoint, then I need to share a little history on how I came to be “meet” this tool. Back in 2018, the SharePoint Conference North America (SPCNA) was rebooted after having been shutdown as part of Microsoft’s consolidation of product-specific conferences a number of years earlier.
I had the good fortune of making the cut to deliver a couple of sessions at the conference: “Making the Most of OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online” and “Understanding and Avoiding Performance Pitfalls with SharePoint Online.” Sometime in the months leading up to the conference, I received an email from out-of-the-blue from a guy named Scott Stewart – who at the time was a Senior Program Manager for OneDrive and SharePoint Engineering. In the email, Scott introduced himself, what he did in his role, and suggested that we collaborate together for the performance session I was slated to deliver at SPCNA. I came to understand that Scott and his team were responsible for addressing and remedying many of the production performance issues that arose in SharePoint Online (SPO). The more that Scott and I chatted, the more it sounded like we were preaching many of the same things when it came to performance.