Lotusphere Solutions Showcase
If you haven't yet, take the time to walk through the Lotusphere Solutions Showcase. Our best venders and partners are there waiting to solve your issues and introduce you to the work they have done. I've had the opportunity to work with many of them throughout the last year and am happy to see their offerings and ideas working and ready for you.
One in particular is the Connections Administration tool, by Time to Act. If you are working with Connections as an administrator you'll want to see what this team has put together. Not only have they mastered the wsadmin controls and APIs, but they have developed a nice web interface that complements Connections and all of its back-end functions.