Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday!

Check out the latest Security Swarm Podcast: “Did the CSRB Force Microsoft’s Hand on Security?” Following the CSRB’s Report on the Storm-0558 attack, Microsoft announced that security is now a top priority, with a commitment to address security issues before new product innovations. In this episode, we discuss the blog post which analyzes the Secure Future Initiative and its advancements.

We’re 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 share your suggestions on the IT Pro Tuesday subreddit, and we’ll be featuring them in the coming weeks.

Now on to this week’s list

A Free Tool

LocalSend is an open-source, cross-platform file-sharing tool that works without a central server. Public source code, end-to-end encryption, and peer-to-peer transfer address security concerns, while the simple interface requires no registration and features no ads and no tracking. Pickle-this1 likes it for “device to device sharing.”

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A Podcast

Late Night Linux is a weekly look at what’s happening with Linux and the wider tech industry. You’ll hear about all the latest news and releases as well as broader issues and trends in FOSS. Appreciation for the suggestion goes to ositstomc.

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A Tip

A helpful hint for those getting started with Linux, compliments of 27CF: 

“Really internalize the fact ‘everything is a file.’ Knowledge of things like /proc and /sys is invaluable. The ability to take arbitrary text, parse it (awk/sed), and feed it into another program can solve damn near everything.”

A Tutorial

Microsoft Entra joined and hybrid joined devices: Pros and Cons explores the details of Entra joined and Entra hybrid joined devices. As a response to the trend toward enterprise-level hybrid approaches featuring M365, this post digs into what these two options are and how they differ from Entra registered devices.

Another Free Tool

Hiren’s Boot CD includes pretty much every utility you need to recover a dead OS or accidentally deleted or lost files—all on a bootable CD. evilkasper notes that it’s “being updated again, and that just makes me feel good.”

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P.S. Bonus Free Tools

Krusader is a highly customizable, twin-panel file manager for KDE Plasma and other desktops in the *nix world. In addition to all the usual features, you’ll also find extensive archive handling, mounted filesystem support, file transfers with (S)FTP, advanced search module, copy/move queues and much more. Supports a wide variety of archive formats and can handle other KIO slaves such as smb or fish. Appreciated by Marmatee.

Powertoys includes Windows system utilities to help improve productivity. A favorite of HeKis4, who adds, “If you work on Windows, Microsoft Powertoys. It’s basically the sysinternals of convenience. It’s a bunch of open source Win10/11 utilities supported by Microsoft…”