IT Pro Tuesday #186

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Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday!

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.

Training Resource

Linux Upskill Challenge is an interactive, month-long course designed to teach the foundational Linux concepts. This free resource features daily lessons, support and discussion for anyone who would like to learn the skills needed to work with Linux. Details can be found here. Thanks for sharing news of this opportunity go to livia2lima.

A Podcast

The SysAdmin DOJO Podcast is a brand new, weekly exploration of tech topics. It aims to help you grow skills in everything from virtualization and automation to Microsoft365 and security… and lots more! Hosted by Altaro's own system guru, Andy Syrewicze; it's kicked off with an episode on PowerShell - why it's important, how it helps and where to get started.

A Free Tool

RunAsSpc is a portable tool that allows you to run an application as administrator from the user, passing along credentials (including password). Enables you to run the application as a different user or an admin from a standard account, with no need to install anything. metraon offers the following caveat, "website looks old but the software is solid."

A Tutorial

A Beginner’s Guide to Visual Studio Code and Git provides an in-depth understanding of how to make the most of VS Code's extensions, integrated terminal and other features. This hands-on tutorial helps you learn interactively via a Git repo. A shout out to Adam Bertram for the valuable resource!

A Book

Python for Network Engineers covers all the basics of Python, allowing beginners to master the fundamentals as well as providing an understanding of all the tools needed for practical application in managing a network. All concepts are explained in plain language and are readily applicable in the real world. Appreciation for the suggestion goes to taglay.

P.S. Bonus Free Tools

AIO-Runtimes is a bundled installer for Visual C++ Runtime that delivers all versions in a single package. Enables you to automatically skip the runtimes that are already installed on the target computer so you can avoid an unnecessary reinstallation that could create issues. Kindly recommended by K0media.

Office 365 License Reporting and Management using PowerShell is an all-in-one script designed to help M365 admins efficiently manage licenses and create reports. Author icoco explains, "I have created a PowerShell script to perform more than ten Office 365 license reporting and management activities."

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

IT Pro title: 
Linux Course, Sysadmin Podcast, VS Code Tutorial & More