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IT Managed Services Provider Resource Recommendation Updated on 30 May 2020 – Grafana, Yellow Bricks, gobench, Chocolatey, and more

The headline on 30 May 2020

Grafana is an open-source solution for time series analytics that lets you query, visualize, alert on, and understand your metrics no matter where they are stored. Create and share dashboards and define thresholds visually—with notifications via Slack, PagerDuty, and others. It offers lots of visualization options to help you understand your data.

The headline on 26 May 2020

Chocolatey is the machine-level package manager built on top of the NuGet command line and the NuGet infrastructure to covers all aspects of Windows software installation, configuration, upgrade, and uninstallation. Create packages, customize packaging templates, and host your own package repository. Upgrade all software with a single command. Chocolatey works with existing technologies (like MSI, NSIS, and InnoSetup) as well as runtime binaries and zip archives.

gobench is an HTTP/HTTPS load testing and benchmarking tool for performance tuning and optimizing servers and the applications on that run on them.

Manage Windows 10 devices through G Suite. Companies that use G Suite to manage corporate endpoints are now able to enforce security policies related to login operations, file storage, encryption, and more overall enrolled Windows 10 devices. This ensures companies have full control so their data can be protected from careless employees.

Yellow Bricks is a virtualization blog by Duncan Epping, author of several books and Chief Technologist at VMware. Duncan specializes in software-defined storage, hyper-converged infrastructures and business-continuity/disaster-recovery solutions. The blog has been voted #1 eight years in a row by the virtualization community.

Ping command statistic: When running a continuous Ping operation, press Ctrl-Break to display the statistics without stopping or resetting the counters.

The headline on 22 May 2020

Syncro’s New Chat Platform is Now Available in Public Beta Within Syncro RMM & PSA. Source: Syncro Chat Now Available Within Syncro RMM & PSA

SoftEther VPN (“SoftEther” means “Software Ethernet”) is Open-Source Free Cross-platform Multi-protocol VPN software, as an academic project from the University of Tsukuba, under the Apache License 2.0. SoftEther VPN runs on Windows, Linux, Mac, FreeBSD, and Solaris. Compatible to today’s most popular VPN products and supports SSL-VPN, OpenVPN, L2TP, EtherIP, L2TPv3, and IPsec, as a single VPN software.

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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