IT Pro Tuesday #237

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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

SikuliX can automate anything that appears on the screen of your desktop computer. Uses image recognition to identify GUI components so you can interact with them automatically, which can be useful for repetitive tasks where you can't easily get your hands on the code. Thanks for directing us to this one go to Gianks.

A Training Resource

Subnet Saturday is the place where Cisco-certified expert Keith Barker shares a wealth of networking knowledge in his 11-video series explaining OSPF, VLANs, trunking, routing, switching and other topics relevant to a CCNA 200-301 certification.

Another Free Tool

LeafDNS provides a fast yet comprehensive DNS test. Simply plug in your domain and you'll have your results with a single click. B1tN1nja favors it as an option "to validate DNS or see responding nameservers, MX, etc."

A Tutorial

Image Manipulation, Image Resize, Image Combine and more with PowerShell offers a cool, new option for working with images in PowerShell. Allows you to create QR codes, BAR codes, charts and to edit images. MadBoyEvo explains, "This PowerShell module tries to solve people's most common needs when dealing with PowerShell images (aka pictures)."

A Website

SDxCentral is a resource for all the latest news, research, resources and insight on next-gen IT infrastructure. Coverage includes equal parts cloud, mobile and enterprise to help provide education and training as well as facilitating informed purchase decisions and business strategy. Kindly suggested by Dramatic_Golf_5619.

P.S. Bonus Free Tools

MSI Afterburner is a popular, reliable program that gives you complete control of your graphics card hardware in real time. Works with any brand of graphics card, not just MSI's. Our thanks for this one go to DisturbedUnit.

Crontab Guru  is a fast-and-simple editor for cron schedule expressions that allows you to easily create cron schedule expressions for whatever time period you like. Provides instant alerts when your jobs fail or if they don’t get started at all. Our appreciation for the recommendation goes to SpicyHotPlantFart.

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

IT Pro title: 
GUI Automation, Subnet Training, PowerShell Image Editing & More