In Operations Manager I have blogged previously on how to take URL’s from SharePoint and Operations Manager reports and more into the Operations Manager console as a web page view. Integrating these into the Operations Manager console provides a quick way to access commonly used reports. It also provides a way to integrate SharePoint document libraries into Operations Manager. Previous blog posts on this topic include:

The challenge on these is when the URL is copied over will not work in the Operations Manager web page view unless some characters are replaced (such as any %20 references with a space “ “).

My client introduced me to a website which encodes and decodes URL’s. This approach removes the manual steps required to replace the %20 type references, and provides a quick way to translate URL’s from what we have to change before we can use these URL’s in the Operations Manager console. A good example of this type of a utility is available at: http://meyerweb.com/eric/tools/dencoder/ where you can add the URL you copy into the website and it will provide a correctly formatted URL which you can use for the Operations Manager web page view.

Summary: Looking for a quick way to take a URL from SharePoint or other websites into the web page view? Thy this site: http://meyerweb.com/eric/tools/dencoder/