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
ChoEazyCopy is an intuitive GUI for Microsoft's RoboCopy tool that enables you to easily create full mirror duplicates of file structures—including subdirectories and files, if desired—while preserving all the associated file info like date and time stamps, ACLs and more. Kindly suggested by gangaskan.
Elevate Teams Meeting Privacy with Explicit Recording Consent explains how you can address privacy concerns using a new Teams policy that ensures all participants are willing to be recorded before recording begins. Granger_Tribbiany_05 explains, "When this policy is in effect, the Teams meeting window will explicitly ask for everyone's permission to record meetings. Your voice, video and screen share won't get recorded unless your consent is given."
Another Free Tool
Watchtower is a tool for automating Docker container-based image updates that allows you to update the running version of a containerized app through the Docker Hub or your image registry. You just push a new image to the hub/registry, and that image is pulled down automatically. Then your existing container is properly shut down and restarted, preserving whatever options were selected during initial deployment. Our thanks for the recommendation go to P8ntBal1551.
The Brutalist Report is a stripped-down, to-the-point news site that brings you the latest tech stories without a hint of the graphical clutter or annoying popups that typically assault the sensibilities of those who preferred simpler times. MurderingMurloc appreciates this source for "The day's headlines delivered to you without bullshit."
One More Free Tool
Kimai is a pro-grade, web-based time tracker that can handle hundreds of users, generate reports, create invoices and more. This open-source tool includes a long list of useful advanced features like 2FA, customizable roles and permissions, multiple timezones and budgeting. Thanks to troubleshootmertr for the recommendation!
P.S. Bonus Free Tools
Suzieq is a framework and application focused on improving network observability. It collects data from devices and systems across the network, normalizes and stores that data in a vendor-independent way and then allows analysis of all the collected data. Appreciated by haakon666.
xrdp is an open-source version of Microsoft RDP server that enables non-Windows OSes like Linux to provide a fully functional, RDP-compatible remote desktop experience. It serves as a bridge between systems that relays graphics and controls between the X Window System and the client. TheFrenchGhosty raves, "XRDP is simply the best."
Have a fantastic week and as usual, let us know any comments.