IT Pro Tuesday #40

Windows Webcast, SQL Book, Free Tools & More... 

 
Hello IT Pro, 
 
Each week we're updating the full list on our website here. Enjoy. 
 
I was thrilled to have just read this latest review of our email security service:
"We have supplied and used Everycloud products for many years. A simple user interface, easy to understand reports, protecting from Spam, Infomail- email virus, then adding on Email continuity. It's simply brilliant!"
 
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 Webcast
 
The Case of the Unexplained is a webcast of Mark Russinovich's #1-rated TechEd sessions showing how to troubleshoot the toughest Windows and application problems using Sysinternals and other advanced tools. Each episode covers different techniques for troubleshooting using real-world examples. Appreciation to bagaudin for the recommendation.
 
 
Free Tools
 
16 Powershell Modules shares some of the great tools created by System Architect Przemyslaw Klys in 2018. 
Example modules include: 
  • PSWriteWord – creates Microsoft Word documents without Word being installed.
  • PSWinReporting – scans Domain Controller Security Events providing reports about who, when and what changed in Active Directory.  
  • PSWinDocumentation – automates creating infrastructure documentation straight to Word, Excel and MS SQL. Currently supports generating documentation for AD and in smaller portions for AWS and Office 365.
 
 
Phishing Quiz
 
Jigsaw Google Phishing Quiz is a quick way to answer the question, "Can you recognize when you're being phished?" This 8-question quiz presents realistic examples that help you assess just how good your internal "phish detector" is at identifying warning signs in assorted scenarios. It's a nice assessment tool as well as providing a bit of training on whatever you might miss, since the quiz also reviews the tell-tale signs present in each scenario.
 
 
A Book
 
Pro SQL Server Internals, 2nd ed. is for developers and database admins who want to design, develop and maintain systems that best leverage SQL Server. The book fosters an understanding of how to get to the root causes of problems rather than slapping quick-fixes on the resulting symptoms. Explains how different components work in depth, how they communicate with each other and how different design and implementation decisions affect system performance. Recommended by become_taintless for learning "how SQL Server works on a deeply technical level."
 
 
Another Free Tool
 
Wifi Analyzer lets you use your android phone to see all the wifi channels around you. It can help you locate a less-crowded channel for your router, and thenewimprovedhankp tells us it's useful to show "dead spots, conflicting wifi networks, and [because it] works for 2.4 and 5 Ghz signals."
 
 
Have a fantastic week and as usual, let me know any comments.
 
Graham | CEO | EveryCloud
 
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