IT Pro Tuesday #14

Warrantees, Database Testing, Books & More

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Hello IT Pro,

Feeling proud to have just passed 260 reviews (90% Five Star) for EveryCloud Email Security on Spiceworks. Big thanks to our team to have achieved this!

Here are the most interesting items that have come across our desks, laptops, phones this week. As always, EveryCloud has no affiliation with any of these unless we explicitly state otherwise.

A Handy Warranty Tool

The Dell Warranty Checker. Thank you to Matt Fry, EveryCloud’s Head of Support for this suggestion. The Dell Warranty Checker allows you to check the warranty on Dell systems. It allows you to enter the service tag to check the warranty or import them via a text file (Checks line by line). You can also export the warranty data to a CSV file to use in other applications.

Database Testing

SQL Fiddle. A tool for easy online testing and sharing of database problems and their solutions. Thanks for the recommendation rosslib who said “You can build schema and run queries. Good for running a quick test”.

Another SysAdmin Book

The Practice of System and Network Administration: Volume 1: DevOps and other Best Practices for Enterprise IT (3rd Edition). As a recent review puts it “This book is a crucial library item for any System or Network Administrator regardless of how many years you have under your belt. I picked up the second edition when I first became a sysadmin and it helped me a lot throughout my career. I was very excited when it was announced that this third edition was coming as the second edition has not aged well. The third edition is the perfect, much needed update to the second edition. This new version is definitely now up-to-date and should hopefully give us another decade of service. I definitely recommend this book for the sysadmin in your life or in your office. I always recommend it to my colleagues as it contains valuable information for your career. In fact, buy a few copies because if you loan this book out, I doubt you’ll get it back!”

A Suite of Free Tools

NetCrunch Tools 2.0. 10+ Essential IP tools for administrators including DNS Audit, Ping Scanner, Port Scanner, Network Services Scanner. Thanks mrojek who explained “Recently updated freeware from AdRem.12 useful network tools and scanners that runs on Windows”.

A Regex Expression Builder

Regexr. After last weeks regex cheat sheet and number of people recommended RegExr which is an online tool to learn, build, & test Regular Expressions.

Have a useful tip / tool to include? Tell us the in comments why you think it’s great!

Have a fantastic week!

Graham | CEO | EveryCloud

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