IT Pro Tuesday #107

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Hello IT Pro,

Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday!

This week, we’re looking for your favorite blogs to share with the community. Please comment to let us know which ones help you do things more easily so you get better at your job!

As always, we’re updating the full list on our website here. Enjoy.

But on with this week's tools...! Here are the most-interesting items that have come across our desks, laptops and phones this week. Hornetsecurity has no known affiliation with any of these unless we explicitly state otherwise.

Popular Repost: Podcast

Darknet Diaries podcast relates the fascinating, true stories of hackers, defenders, threats, malware, botnets, breaches and privacy. The show's producer, Jack Rhysider, is a security-world veteran who gained experience fighting such exploits at a Security Operations Center.

A Free Tool

TCPView shows detailed listings of all TCP and UDP endpoints on your Windows system, including the local and remote addresses and state of TCP connections. Also reports the name of the process that owns the endpoint on Windows Server 2008, Vista and XP. Provides a simpler, more informative subset of the data from Windows Netstat. vvildcard includes it on the recommended list of "daily go-to's and must-haves."

A Blog

NetCraftsmen is a blog on the latest news, items of interest, how-tos and advice on the use of technology in business. The blog is the work of a team of networking masters who kindly share their knowledge to help demystify the topic and share what's hot in their field. Appreciation to shortstop20 for the suggestion!

Another Free Tool

Console is a modified version of Console 2 that works better with Vista/7/8/10 and offers better visual rendering. Reverent tells us, "It took me a bit of faffing about to get it set up the way I like, but now I'll never switch to anything else. Also it's portable and backwards compatible back to Vista, which already beats out Windows terminal…95% of my toolkit is portable, I'm not about to sacrifice that because the creators of Windows terminal are stubborn."

A Website

Geek Speak, as the name suggests, is an IT-focused website hosted by SolarWinds that features a large community of tech-saavy members who share their expertise with one another. Can be a great resource for learning and for getting help with those tricky IT questions.


P.S. Bonus Free Tools

HDGraph graphically displays the storage on your drive so you can free disk space. Shows all the drive's directories and subdirectories on a single graph, so you can see the largest directories at a glance in order to free disk space. Compatible with all storage that is visible in Windows explorer. Doomstang says it "has been our tool of choice seeing disk usage visually."

navi is a cheatsheet tool for command-line and application launchers that can be used as a command or a shell widget. You can browse the cheatsheets (whether your own or those you download) and execute commands, with prompts for argument suggestions. Saves keystrokes and some a bit of storage space in your brain! Thanks go to dnsfr for the suggestion.


Have a fantastic week and as usual, let us know any comments.

IT Pro title: 
TCP Tool, Networking Blog, Improved Console & More