Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday!
Hornetsecurity's 2021/22 Cyberthreat Report is now available for download. This free report provides insights on the specific threats and attack methods that evolved in 2021 as well as what to watch for in 2022.
We're looking for your favorite tips and tools we can share with the community... those that help you do your job better and more easily. Please reply or leave a comment with your suggestions, and we'll be featuring them in the coming weeks.
And 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.
A Free Tool
Audit-UserShare is an easy way to help tidy things up by finding old user accounts with home directories or old directories with no users. Its author Foyers adds, "You can also, move, delete and get the folder size of each user found."
Dojo is a fantastic free resource offering a wide array of technical articles, guides, ebooks, webinars and more written by Altaro's team of expert contributors—all designed to help sysadmins get better at what they do. Includes sections on VMware, Hyper-V and backup as well as one featuring information specifically geared to MSPs.
OpenEDG is an online education platform providing free online courses on three of the most popular programming languages in the world: Python, C and C++. A great way to build your skills or work toward various certifications at no cost. Our thanks for the suggestion go to schwaboy.
Mega Collection of PowerShell Scripts is pretty much what the name would lead you to expect. Housing over 250 handy, cross-platform scripts—indexed by usage category (CLI, remote control, context menu etc.)—there's sure to be a little something for everyone. Credit for directing us to this one goes to iDam81, who confirms, "This is a great repo."
Mentioning users in notifications using PSTeams PowerShell Module is a blog post in which you'll learn how to make use of a couple cool new features that came along after PSTeams 2.0. Kindly shared by MadBoyEvo, who explains, "it's now possible to send notifications to Microsoft Teams using PowerShell and mention a specific person. I've modified my PowerShell module that makes it easy to do so."
P.S. Bonus Free Tools
IObit Uninstaller 11 is a fast way to remove all the unwanted programs and associated files that weigh down a PC. All the logged programs, folders, registries and leftovers are displayed so you can quickly clean tidy up the list. Texas_Technician finds it to be a "useful little tool for batch uninstalling programs on windows."
Monitoring with PowerShell: Monitoring battery health walks you through how to use a simple script to check each battery on the system and report back what is found. Appreciation for this suggestion goes to its author, Lime-TeGek, who explains, "We've all seen battery performance going down pretty fast but this script might allow you to capture the extreme outliers or devices where a battery has failed and needs replacement."
Have a fantastic week and as usual, let us know any comments.