Toolbox: New Products for IT Pros

IT Professionals rely on all sorts of tools to get the job done.  There’s system monitoring, system tweaks, automation, log parsers, diagnostics, security apps–the list goes on and on. 

Did you know that TechNet Magazine has a Toolbox column dedicated to helping you find the tools you need to get your job done.  Every month, Greg Steen (an IT professional like yourself) does a round up of new and interesting tools he likes to use on the job.  Best of all, they are always cheap, and a lot of them are actually free software utilities that you can download right now (without filing a purchase order).  Greg also covers informative books and once in a while a very handy device or gadget.

Take a look at what Greg has had to say about the products he’s covered in the last 6 issues of TechNet Magazine:

June 2008
Make announcements over the network: NetSupport Notify
Monitor your network: NetOptics Teeny Tap
Optimize your computer: DTweak Pro
Book Review: Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Administrator’s Companion

May 2008
Analyze Disk Space: FolderSizes
Manage User Accounts: Inactive Users Tracker
Enhance E-Mail Communications: Exclaimer Mail Utilities 2007
Book Review: How to Cheat at Securing SQL Server 2005
Powerful Screen Capturing: ScreenHunter 5 Pro

April 2008
Manage Multiple Monitors: UltraMon
Book Review: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services
Diagnose Database Issues: ApexSQL Audit
Automate Password Expiration Reminders: Password Reminder PRO v1.4
Remote Troubleshooting Simplified: UltraVnc SC

March 2008
Manage SQL Databases: SQL Sentry Event Manager
Manage Systems Remotely: Mobile Admin
Book Review: Managing Windows Network Forensics and Investigation
Gather System Data: MetaLAN
Automate Tasks: AutoHotkey

February 2008
Unlock Files: Unlocker
Analyze Network Traffic: Wireshark
Beef Up Windows PowerShell: PowerShell Community Extensions

January 2008
Take Control of Windows PowerShell: PowerGUI
Think Green When Acquiring Products: Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool
Book Review: Windows Vista Administrator’s Pocket Consultant
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