IT Pro Tuesday #30

Powershell Cheatsheets, Tech Podcast, Free Tools & More

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Hello IT Pro,

Did you know EveryCloud is HIPAA compliant?

EveryCloud is dedicated to ensuring our customers in the healthcare industry have the tools necessary to keep their patient data and emails secure and HIPAA compliant. By using products such as encryption and Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), healthcare professionals can rest assured that their ePHI is safe and secure from unauthorized access or disclosure. Better still, we ensure you’ll stay compliant by continually evolving our product to maintain the security of your ePHI as the rules and regulations that affect the healthcare industry become more complex.

We’ll be taking a break for the holiday period, but IT Pro Tuesday will be back on Tuesday, January 8th with more tools of the trade!

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.

Cheatsheets

Powershell (and more) Cheatsheet Compilation. Thanks for Prateeksingh1590 who put together this cheatsheet compilation, with over 14 specific Powershell Cheatsheets. A few examples include:

A Free Tool

PortableApps.com is an open-source platform that lets you take your favorite software with you. It works from any synced cloud folder (DropBox, Google Drive, Box, etc.), your local PC on an internal or external drive, or any portable storage device (USB flash drive, memory card, portable hard drive, etc) moved between PCs. The platform offers a full collection of open source and freeware software as well as compatible commercial software.

A Tip

Here are some helpful, lesser-known keyboard shortcuts for Windows, pulled together by sysadmin brother_bean.

Press the Windows Key + …

  • Left or Right arrow — to snap the active window to half of the screen. (You can also do this by clicking and dragging your active window and smashing it into the left or right side of the screen.)
  • Up arrow — to maximize active window.
  • D — takes you to your desktop again to go back to your active window.
  • M — to minimize everything.
  • Shift + Left or Right arrow — to send your active window to the next monitor over, left or right respectively.

Another Free Tool

Netcat is a Linux networking utility for reading/writing across network connections, via TCP or UDP, that can help with monitoring, testing, and sending data. This feature-rich network debugging and exploration tool can create virtually any type of connection and is designed to be a dependable back-end for direct use or easily driven by other programs and scripts. Features include port scanning, file transfer, port listening, and use as a backdoor. Suggested by Necrowerx.

A Podcast Network

Podnutz Tech Podcast Network offers assorted podcasts targeted toward end users of all different kinds of tech. Topics range from Windows residential and business support to computer repair to Linux (for regular people) to Android games. Because the hosts are also end users, conversation is always appropriately focused and interesting. Thanks to speel for the recommendation!

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

Graham | CEO | EveryCloud

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