Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday!

The latest episode of the Security Swarm Podcast:What’s Going on With Azure AD?,” we discuss the recent rebranding of Azure AD to Azure Entra. You’ll also hear about some new identity features in the Microsoft Cloud and a brief overview of what Azure AD is/was and its crucial role in the Microsoft Cloud ecosystem.   

We’re also looking for your favorite tips and tools we can share with the community… those that help you do your job better and more easily. Please reply or leave a comment with your suggestions, and we’ll be featuring them in the coming weeks.

A Free Tool

MAC Vendor Lookup offers accurate, up-to-date vendor information from the IEEE Standards Association database. Allows you to submit up to 1000 requests per day through HTTP GET/POST requests, without the need for registration or API keys. A favorite of WhereasHot310.

A Training Resource

Pinal Dave is a YouTube channel filled with in-depth videos on SQL servers and server performance tuning. The material is presented by a subject-matter expert with over 17 years of practical experience, an MS degree, and a collection of well-respected books and courses on the topic to his credit. Kindly recommended by Anlarb.

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Another Free Tool

Quicktype is a speedy way to transform JSON data into well-structured, type-safe code in any programming language. Can help simplify the process of generating models and serializers from JSON, schema, or GraphQL—for secure, efficient data handling. 6-20PM finds it a “Godsend to convert JSON into data structures in any language.”

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Yet Another Free Tool

GNU Emacs is a versatile, open-source text editor that offers extensibility and customization—a sort of self-documenting real-time display editor. Our thanks for the suggestion go to CartanAnnullator.

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Techworld with Nana features an impressive library of informative tutorials on various useful DevOps topics, with a new video added every other week. monkeyknifefight8 explains, “[it] has alot of great tutorials on important devops tools explaining what they are and how to use them.”

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P.S. Bonus Free Tools

Freeshooter is a straightforward, no-frills screenshot tool. nascentt adds, “Although I do love greenshot, free shooter is just so simple and easy to use I forget it’s not part of Windows.”

The Dig Web Interface is a convenient online DNS lookup tool designed to help with troubleshooting. It facilitates easy inspection of DNS records for hostnames or IP addresses with customizable query parameters such as type, options, nameservers, and output format. Our appreciation for this one goes to w1ngzer0.