IT Pro Tuesday #223

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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.

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

A Free Tool

iSH Shell brings the functionality of a Linux-like shell to those using iOS. Allows you to edit files with sed and cat, move them and more. A "quasi 'normal' Linux CLI, with all the tools," kindly recommended by Ninolvanov.

A Cheatsheet

SharePoint Layouts path URLs: Quick References provides a fantastic set of shortcuts that can save a Sharepoint admin or power user time vs. using the normal navigation. Thanks go to BrobdingnagLilliput for recommending this "list of all the /_layouts/ URLs for SharePoint."

Another Free Tool

Reconnoitre is an open-source SNMP tool that collects multithreaded information and service enumeration. hombre_sabio sees it as "a robust security solution… It builds directories for IT structures that store results from various sources. It automates collecting information using suggested commands and directory structures."

A Tutorial

Easy way to send emails using Microsoft Graph API (Office 365) with PowerShell explains how you can deal with Microsoft's disabling of basic auth with the help of Mailozaurr. MadBoyEvo explains, "The only difference between using Standard SMTP and SMTP with Basic auth is renaming Send-MailMessage to Send-EmailMessage, adding a Graph switch, and changing SMTP Server, SMTP port to Graph API application, which unfortunately requires some effort. But it's no longer necessary to play with what Microsoft offers as an alternative."

One More Free Tool

Locate32 allows you to find files and directories extremely fast by indexing all the file names on your hard drives, and then using the resulting databases in searches.  spyingwind explains, it's "[t]he Windows version of updatedb and locate commands from Linux. I've never needed the contents indexed, just the name."

P.S. Bonus Free Tools

Dinopass is a simple or strong password generator. While obviously intended for kids, the passwords work fine for grownups too—and who couldn't use a little more fun in their day? Runaround25 says, "It brings me joy every time I need a random password to give a user." And SgtMosher adds, "I recently learned that Dinopass has an API so you can script password requests."

Temurin is the OpenJDK distribution for use across the Java system. 85185 describes it as a "[f]ree Java 8, which is a drop-in replacement of Oracle Java. (Install via Choco Temurin8jre package ... check params to add those reg keys and paths)."

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

IT Pro title: 
iOS Shell, SharePoint Shortcuts, Multithreaded Info Collector & More