IT Pro Tuesday #92

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Hello IT Pro,

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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.

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


NEW! Popular Repost: Cheat Sheets (Each week we'll now be including a popular post from a previous edition.)

PacketLife Cheat Sheets is a miscellaneous collection of  helpful cheat sheets. Another fantastic resource pointed out by heroz0r, who specifically appreciates the featured cheat sheets for Wireshark, IPv4 subnetting and network protocols like BGP, EIGRP, OSPF, etc.

A Blog

Powershell Explained is the blog of Kevin Marquette, who kindly shares his discoveries as he learns about PowerShell. Fundamentals are also discussed, with the intention of being helpful to readers of all experience levels. Goes in-depth on hashtables from introduction to the most-advanced details. A favorite of sysadminsuperman.

A Tip

Another click-saving shortcut, thanks to NewTech20:

Appwiz.cpl opens the classic Add/Remove Programs list.


A Free Tool

HPE Scripting Tools for Windows PowerShell is a powerful set of utilities that can be used to automate various configuration tasks on HPE Servers. Provides a simplified, consistent infrastructure management experience using the standard PowerShell syntax and scripting model. Thanks go to IhaveGin for the suggestion.

A Book

Fundamentals of Python: From First Programs through Data Structures is a great resource for the UNIX admin. Author, Washington and Lee University professor Kenneth A. Lambert, efficiently covers key topics in CS1 and CS2. Provides a foundation on introductory programming and data structures in Python.


P.S. Bonus Free Tools

WizFile is an incredibly fast file search tool. Finds files by name on your hard drive almost instantly and is ready for use very quickly after start up. Searches by file name or full path name, with support for multiple search terms, wild cards and user-defined filters. ComputerNetworkGeek tells us, "It's sometimes faster than Everything."

A keyboard shortcut offered by fullstacktoast:

Ctrl+Shift+Enter when searching in the Windows 10 start menu. “Super useful for stuff like command prompt. I'm fully in the habit of searching for cmd, Ctrl+Shift+Entering, and just hitting alt+y to accept the UAC prompt now."


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

Graham | CEO | EveryCloud

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