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by Kris Holland Last updated July 4, 2019

Secure File Transfer, Troubleshooting Tool, Sysadmin Book & More... 

 
Hello IT Pro, 
 
Each week we're updating the full list on our website here. Enjoy. 
 
I was so proud when I read this recent review of our service that I can't help but share:
 
Features and support
I'm new to EveryCloud, and must say I'm tickled pink with the support I've seen already. And, the feature set is excellent. Though the pricing isn't the best I've seen, I'd call it one of the best value-for-money services I've run across in ages. I don't know if it's a good match for everyone; but, considering the feature set and the 'small-business-friendly' pricing, I'd think it should be on every IT manager's short list.
 
What are the pros?
Flexible configuration, all the features I could ask for and then some, very responsive tech support
 
What are the cons?
no real cons; everything I offered as an objection was countered with something different but doable...or something just plain better.
—Dan the Red
 
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 Free Service
 
Firefox Send is an encrypted file transfer service that allows you to share files up to 2.5GB from any browser or an Android app. Uses end-to-end encryption to keep data secure and offers security controls you can set. You can determine when your file link expires, the number of downloads, and whether to add a password. Your recipient receives a link to download the file, and they don’t need a Firefox account. This one comes from DePingus, who appreciates the focus on privacy. "They have E2E, expiring links, and a clear privacy policy."
 
A Free Tool
 
MediCat is bootable troubleshooting environment that continues where Hiren's Boot CD/DVD left off. It provides a simplified menu system full of useful PC tools that is easy to navigate. It comes in four versions: 
  • MediCat DVD—PortableApps Suite, Linux boot environments and a full mini Windows 10 WinPE Boot Environment
  • MediaCat DVD Naked—Linux boot environments and a full mini Windows 10 WinPE Boot Environment
  • Mini Windows 10 x64—Windows 10 WinPE Boot Environment and PortableApps Suite
  • Mini Windows 10 x64 Naked—Windows 10 WinPE Boot Environment
Recommended by reloadz400, who adds that it has a "large footprint (18GB), but who doesn't have 32GB and larger USB sticks laying everywhere?"
 
A Tip
 
Alt-D is a reliable alternative to Ctrl-L for jumping to the address line in a browser.
 
Thanks for this one go to fencepost_ajm, who explains: "Ctrl-L comes from the browser side as a shortcut for Location, Alt-D from the Windows Explorer side for Directory."
 
Another Free Tool
 
Network Analyzer Pro helps diagnose problems in your wifi network setup or internet connection and detects issues on remote servers. Its high-performance wifi device discovery tool provides all LAN device addresses, manufacturers and names along with the Bonjour/DLNA services they provide. Shows neighboring wi-fi networks and signal strength, encryption and router manufacturer that can help with finding the best channel for a wireless router. Everything works with IPv4 and IPv6. Caleo recommends it because it "does everything Advanced IP scanner does and more—including detailed network information, speed testing, upnp/bonjour service scans, port scans, whois, dns record lookup, tracert, etc."
 
A Book
 
The Practice of System and Network Administration, 3rd Edition introduces beginners to advanced frameworks while serving as a guide to best practices in system administration that is helpful for even the most advanced experts. Organized into four major sections that build from the foundational elements of system administration through improved techniques for upgrades and change management to exploring assorted management topics. Covers the basics and then moves onto the advanced things that can be built on top of those basics to wield real power and execute difficult projects.
 
Have a fantastic week and as usual, let me know any comments.
 
Graham | CEO | EveryCloud
 
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