IT Pro Tuesday #83

Cheat Sheet, MS Podcast, Network Blog & More... 

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Hello IT Pro, 

This week we're looking for free tools to share with the community. Please 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.

But on with this week's tools...! Here are the most-interesting items that have come across our desks, laptops and phones this week. As always, EveryCloud has no known affiliation with any of these unless we explicitly state otherwise.

A Cheat Sheet

How to convert certificates into different formats using OpenSSL is a cheat sheet for converting between SSL formats. Since different servers and control panels may require SSL certificates in different file formats, this resource will help you to convert from one format to another using the OpenSSL package generally available on Linux machines. Recommended by messburg.

A Free Tool

Microsoft Azure Active Directory Connect makes the integration of AD DS and AAD/Office 365 easy and simplifies the management of your on-premises and cloud identity infrastructure. It supports setup using MFA-enabled administrator accounts and properly sets the sync type in the Office 365 Admin Center. Offers detailed logging to Windows Event Viewer, multiple options for authentication, multiple filter options and automatically creates service accounts. Thanks are due to mythofechelon for the suggestion.

A Blog is a blog on emerging technologies and how/where to use them so you can build better, more-reliable networks. Ivan Pepelnjak—author, consultant and CCIE Emeritus—cuts through all the exaggerated vendor hype to bring you a realistic view on software-defined and intent-based networking, software-defined data centers and cloud networking, network automation and network infrastructure as code.

A Podcast

Microsoft Cloud Show is the place where you'll find all the latest information on what's going on in the world of Microsoft Intelligent Cloud, Azure and O365. Podcast hosts Andrew Connell and Chris Johnson cut through the marketing buzz and offer their expert opinions on what's happening and what it all means. Our appreciation goes to Corey Trach for the recommendation.

Another Tool

Wazuh is an open-source, enterprise-ready security monitoring solution for threat detection, integrity monitoring, incident response and compliance. It can monitor infrastructure to detect threats, intrusion attempts, system anomalies, poorly configured applications and unauthorized user actions. It also provides a framework for incident response and regulatory compliance. A shout out to infinityprime for pointing us to this one.


P.S. Bonus Free Tools

Some keyboard shortcuts offered by Jean_Lua_Picard: 

  • Win + V — clipboard history (not all versions of Windows)
  • Win + L — lock computer, prompting password
  • Win + E — open Explorer
  • Ctrl + Shift + Esc — open Task Manager

TestDisk is data recovery tool for recovering lost partitions and making a disk bootable after faulty software has made it non-booting. It can fix the partition table, MFT (using MFT mirror) and FAT tables; recover deleted partitions and the FAT32/NTFS boot sectors from their backups; rebuild FAT12/FAT16/FAT32 and NTFS boot sectors; locate ext2/ext3/ext4 Backup SuperBlock; undelete files from FAT, exFAT, NTFS and ext2 filesystem; and copy files from deleted FAT, exFAT, NTFS and ext2/ext3/ext4 partitions. Thanks to zaggynl for the suggestion!

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

Graham | CEO | EveryCloud

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