I will take a SharePoint WSP (web solution package) file, dissect it for you, and detail its contents. I have done this for clients many times before, and oftentimes those clients were seeking information that should have been documented separately but wasn't by the developer who built the solution package.
The types of information you might wish to retrieve from a solution package include (but are not limited to):
Why do I do this?
I find this sort of "digital spelunking" to be enjoyable - kind of like logic puzzles for adults. This tends to work best when there are a handful of very specific elements or details you would like to extract, but I've done this before for clients simply wishing to better understand what a particular full-trust solution package was introducing to their SharePoint environment; therefore, an alternative to providing specific solution package details is the creation of a basic document providing an overview the WSP, its contents, and its operation. The amount of detail and depth in the document is negotiable.
Some things I cannot and/or will not do as part of this engagement:
Why would you need this service?
There are a variety of reasons, but in my experience the most common reasons are:
How do I perform this service?
In most cases, we arrange for the digital transfer of the WSP file (typically through OneDrive for Business or Dropbox), and I use tools that I have in my possession, as well as 15+ years of SharePoint development knowledge, to extract the information you're seeking. Once finished, I expunge the file in question from my system(s).
If you don't have the WSP file readily available for me to analyze, it can be extracted from a SharePoint farm where it is currently installed. I can provide instructions on how to perform this extraction. I can also perform the extraction for you (for a small additional fee) provided (remote) access to your environment can be arranged.
What will you receive?
Answers to the specific questions you've asked about the target WSP file, typically in a Microsoft Word document summary. If I have agree to supply some other form of written documentation to you as part of this engagement, I will typically organize that in a Microsoft Visio and make the document available to you in PDF form unless a different file format deliverable is requested and agreed upon.
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