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Mon, 03/20/2023 - 13:06

SoMundayn shares news about an underused Office feature: "If you go to this link and turn this on, the portal will be populated (over time) with all of your Office versions, additionally showing workstations that are behind on security updates.

You don't need Intune for this either, I guess it works based on the UPNs logging into your tenant to the O365 Apps.

Mon, 03/20/2023 - 13:05

Cryptgeon is an open-source, self-destructing note sharing service. Ensures security by storing data only in memory rather than writing to the disk and keeping the encryption key away from the server so it cannot be used to decrypt your notes. Kindly recommended by troubleshootmertr.

Mon, 03/20/2023 - 13:01

Silent Install HQ provides a nice library of info on silent installs and unattended command line switches. The site is the work of a 17-year veteran of application packaging, software deployment and desktop automation in the enterprise world. Includes detailed knowledge on best practices as well as practical how-to guides. mrcollin101 describes it as a "wonderful resource for getting apps pushed out silently."

Mon, 03/20/2023 - 13:00

nsnotifyd monitors a set of DNS zones and will run a command when any of them change. Unlike cron, the script will run as soon as the zone changes instead of only at fixed intervals. dlangille finds it useful to "save the changes to subversion [when the DNS zone file changes]."

Mon, 03/20/2023 - 12:59

Automate the Boring Stuff with Python teaches you how to quickly write Python programs that do in minutes what would take hours by hand—with no programming experience required. Covers Python basics, its library of task-specific modules, input validation, tutorials on automating Gmail and Google Sheets, tips on automatically updating CSV files. Appreciation to telchii for directing us to an online version that's free to read under a non-commercial license.

Mon, 03/20/2023 - 12:56

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Mon, 03/13/2023 - 13:11

SFK combines a collection of useful command-line tools in a portable executable you can carry on a USB drive. Includes functions for searching and converting text files, finding duplicate files, folder comparison, an instant simple FTP/HTTP server and more. Another favorite of vbd.

Mon, 03/13/2023 - 13:10

authentik is a flexible open-source Identity Provider. Can be used in an existing environment to add support for new protocols; implement sign-up, recovery, etc. in an application and much more. troubleshootmertr recommends it for SSO.

Mon, 03/13/2023 - 13:09

Merge-MailboxFolders.ps1 is a PowerShell script to merge folders within a mailbox (or potentially even move folders and items between mailboxes). Works for multiple folders and can be automated for multiple mailboxes. Handles throttling so it works even with large O365 mailboxes. hex00110 appreciates this solution to "the manual folder shuffle in Exchange," and raves, "I think this is the single most powerful and complete script I've ever found via ze google lifeline."

Mon, 03/13/2023 - 13:08

KeeWeb is an open-source password manager that's compatible with KeePass. This cross-platform tool is available for browser and desktop and doesn't require any server or additional resources. Credit for this recommendation goes to techtornado.