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by Kris Holland Last updated September 27, 2019

GUI App, IT Humor, Win Server Book & More... 

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Hello IT Pro, 

Each week 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 Free Tool

Mouse without Borders allows you to control up to four computers from a single mouse and keyboard. This means you can copy text or drag and drop files across computers. AudibleNod tells us, "It's different from dameware, VNC and the like. If you're operating several laptops at one workstation this is the tool for you."

IT Pro Humor

In this video response, a clever engineer actually does all the insane things the client requested in "The Expert." Fun and inspiring!

Another Free Tool

glogg is a multi-platform GUI app to help programmers and sysadmins more easily browse/search through long or complex log files. It is essentially a graphical, interactive combination of grep and less. Grintor suggests it as "the very best log viewer for extremely large logs. Need to read a 500GB log file on a computer with 4GB of ram? Glogg's got you fam."

A Book

Mastering Windows Server 2016 is a complete resource with comprehensive information and expert guidance on the tools and features that allow you to get Windows Server 2016 up and running quickly and master its latest features. Topics covered include virtualization products, identity and access, automation, networking, security, storage, software-defined infrastructure and the cloud; plus new capabilities including containers and Nano Server, Shielded VMs, Failover Clustering, PowerShell and more. Focuses on real-world usage, with clear explanations and answers.

One More Free Tool

PS2EXE-GUI is an improved version of the much-loved script of Ingo Karstein with GUI support. The GUI output/input is activated with a switch, and real Windows executables are generated. Includes Powershell 5.x support and graphical front end. cpierr03 tells us this is "real good stuff. I use it to create a lot of internal GUI tools."

 

P.S. Bonus Free Tools

Spectacle is an open-source app for Mac that allows you to easily move and resize windows using simple, customizable keyboard shortcuts. Recommended by sysinitz because it "gives a Mac the same possibility as Windows regarding moving Windows around."

htop is an alternative to top, the Unix program system-monitor/process-viewer and process-manager. This text-mode application (for console of X terminals) shows a frequently updated list of the processes running on a computer, organized by CPU usage. Requires ncurses. Suggested by organman91.

 

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

Graham | CEO | EveryCloud

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