Hello IT Pro,
Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday!
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.
Another timesaving keyboard shortcut:
CTRL + ALT + END simulates CTRL + ALT + DEL in a Remote Desktop Session.
Team503 tells us, "It's my absolute FAVORITE, since as a sysadmin, I'm in RDP a lot."
A Free Tool
Open-AudIT is a Windows/Linux tool that scans your network to tell you exactly what is connected, how it is configured and when it changes. Gathers details about hardware; software; OS, security and IIS settings; services; users & groups and more. Can be configured to scan automatically and alert you whenever something changes on your network. Thanks go to gorelotech for the suggestion.
Python for Beginners provides a foundation on programming in Python, starting from common everyday code and scenarios. Gives you enough of a basic understanding to determine which areas you'll want to focus on next to learn more. Appreciation for this one goes to Tygarbyte.
Confessions of an IT Business Owner is a podcast that shares stories about how various owners have improved their cash flow, automated their processes and improved their operation so that they appear more professional to their clients. Gives you ideas and strategies you can apply to your own IT business. Kindly suggested by Corey Trach.
Another Free Tool
WiFi Analyzer gives your android device the ability to recommend the best channel and placement for your network hardware. Provides the most useful optimization information to help decrease interference and increase connection speed and stability. Fr31l0ck describes it as, "A site analysis tool to identify operating APs, their power levels, operating channel(s), and more."
P.S. Bonus Free Tools
FFmpeg is a complete, cross-platform, open-source solution to record, convert and stream audio and video. Recommended by mythofechelon because it's "so good that it's been adopted by pretty much every media system I've come across... there's a bit of a learning curve but the sheer power and flexibility is worth it."
InfluxDB is an open-source tool optimized for fast, high-availability storage and retrieval of time series data in fields such as operations monitoring, application metrics, Internet of Things sensor data and real-time analytics. It is is the only stack purpose-built to handle time-series data. Our appreciation to unikstylz for this one!
Have a fantastic week and as usual, let me know any comments.
Graham | CEO | EveryCloud