Hello IT Pro,
Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday!
This week, we’re looking for your favorite websites to share with the community. Please let us know those that help you do things more easily so you get better at your job!
As always, we’re updating the full, searchable 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.
A Free Tool
Zim is a graphical text editor for maintaining a collection of wiki pages in a folder structure, including attachments. Pages are stored in plain text files with wiki formatting and can contain links to other pages, simple formatting and images. Plugins provide additional functionality, like a task list manager, an equation editor, a tray icon and support for version control. Our thanks to karafili for directing us to this one!
Useful Registry hacks to optimize your Windows 10 experience shares detailed instructions on how to enable some hidden features in Windows 10 that can provide more information and enhance your experience. TheStealth "found the 'Open Command Window Here' and verbose mode very useful. Definitely fell into the 'that is a convenient thing' category for me."
Another Free Tool
Terminator is a portable Terminal emulator with some nice features, including automatic logging, drag & drop, find, horizontal scrolling, unlimited scrollback, multiple tabs and number reinterpretation. UTF-8 adds, "Man that thing simplifies my life, just connect to 100 servers at once and do the magic!!"
DataKnox Video Channel offers tutorials, tech news and helpful information on NetDevOps, Data Analytics, Automation and Development. Videos are provided by Knox Hutchinson, who shares details on some of the approaches that will and won't work for network & systems engineers, cloud architects, software & web developers, business intelligence pros, help desk directors and other tech pros.
One More Free Tool
OBS Studio is an open-source tool for video recording and live streaming. Allows high-performance realtime video/audio capture and mixing for Windows, Mac and Linux. riskymanag3ment appreciates "the virtual webcam... It gets loaded for every Teams/Zoom meeting. I can place BRB images—yesterday a PM said she had to turn off Tour De France to come to our meeting. I ran the next 10 minutes of our meeting with my virtual camera with part of my face and the Tour..."
P.S. Bonus Free Tools
NXLog is an open-source tool for pushing windows events to your log aggregator in a variety of formats. This multi-platform log management tool helps identify security risks and policy breaches and can analyze operational problems in server logs, operation system logs and application logs.
Admin Bundle for Active Directory provides three management tools to help with daily, weekly and monthly AD admin tasks. Specific tools include an Inactive User Account Removal Tool, Import User in Bulk and Inactive Computer Removal Utility. Thanks for this one go to Matt F.
Have a fantastic week and as usual, let us know any comments.