IT Pro Tuesday #37

PowerShell Book, Deployment Website, Free Tools & More... 

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Hello IT Pro, 

We’ve updated the full IT Pro Tuesday list on our website with these new editions: 

Full List Updated Weekly. Enjoy! 

I’m excited to have just read this latest review of our email security service: 

“Excellent product and with the support to back it up.
We have used EveryCloud products for over 6 years now and have seen the products grow and improve with the current market and technology.
EveryCloud listens to their customers and takes a helpful approach to any problems we experience.

Well done Everycloud.

What are the pros?
The pros are the easy-to-use control panel for both IT Professionals and end-user customers.
Trapped 95% of the problem emails received.”

— Richard White MSP

You can find our more about our email security services here: End UsersPartners

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

Cockpit is Red Hat’s easy-to-use, integrated, open web-based interface that helps you understand the health of your server at a glance. The GUI simplifies tasks like storage administration, journal inspection, starting/stopping services and monitoring multiple servers. Cockpit runs on Fedora Server, Arch Linux, CentOS Atomic, Fedora Atomic and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.


A Book

PowerShell in Depth, 2nd Edition is an invaluable reference guide for any Windows admin who already knows the basics of PowerShell. Written by PowerShell MVPs Don Jones, Jeffrey Hicks, and Richard Siddaway, the book covers in detail every major technique, technology, and tactic an admin would need to be able to work in PowerShell. Each technique has been developed and thoroughly tested, so you will be learning how to write production-quality, maintainable scripts — efficiently and easily. For PowerShell version 3 and later.


Another Free Tool

WinSSHTerm lets you use keyboard shortcuts and intelligent navigation tools to quickly switch between or start new SSH sessions — even if you have to manage multiple systems. It has built-in support for copying files and running X applications and is ready for production use. The software works with the original PuTTY/KiTTY executable and includes multiple tabs and windows, master password, shareable connections and template variables. Supports file transfer (WinSCP), X (VcXsrv), SSH jump servers/bastion hosts and has a portable version available. Easy migration can be made from PuTTY, PuTTY Session Manager, MobaXterm, SuperPuTTY, mRemoteNG and MTPuTTY. Suggested by Specific_West as a “way better terminal than mobaxterm if all you do is command-line Linux stuff.”


A Podcast

RunAsRadio is a weekly podcast for the sysadmin who works with Microsoft products. A new 30-minute episode comes out every Wednesday, covering a specific topic in the field of IT from a Microsoft-centric viewpoint. Join host Richard Campbell in his informative discussions with a different guest expert each week. Thanks to johnjohnjohn87 for pointing us to this one.


A Website

The Deployment Bunny offers a wealth of Information and resources on OS deployment, virtualization and Microsoft-based infrastructure. The website is the brainchild of deployment expert Mikael Nystrom, a Microsoft MVP and Senior Executive Consultant at TrueSec. Mikael has worked with all kinds of infrastructure tasks, in all kinds of environments, from enterprise to small business and is often selected by Microsoft for partner trainings or to speak at major conferences. His current area of interest is in building Private Cloud solutions based on Hyper-V, System Center and Windows Azure pack as well as building deployment solutions for client and Server OS.


Have a fantastic week.

Graham | CEO | EveryCloud

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