MSPFE On RunAS Radio

PFE Mike O’Neill recently guested on the RunAs Radio podcast.  A synopsis of his session and a link to the podcast is below. 

Mike was interviewed on ‘RunAs Radio’ which was posted on March 4th, 2015 with a 30 minute discussion about free tools for the IT professional.  

RunAs Radio is a weekly Internet Audio Talk Show for IT Professionals working with Microsoft products.

RunAs Radio was launched on April 11, 2007 with a node from its sister show, .NET Rocks!, which started as a weekly downloadable mp3 in August, 2002. Coincidentally, the first RunAs Radio show featured Patrick Hynds, who was also the first guest on .NET Rocks!

Richard Campbell, the third co-host of .NET Rocks!, hosts RunAs Radio along with Greg Hughes. Each show promises to be about 30 minutes long and focused on a single topic. A full range of audio formats and feed options are offered.

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Tips And Tricks Episode

All of the tools are free to download and use. Mike starts out talking about The Problem Steps Recorder, a tool that lets you record every keystroke and mouse movement while using an app for playback in a web browser.

Next up is a regular on RunAs, Performance Analysis of Logs Tool. PAL analyzes your PerfMon data and shows what are good numbers and bad. And to help you get Exchange PerfMon data, Mike mentions ExPerfWiz, which actually helps you collect the right counters in Exchange. There's a similar tools for SQL Server called SQL Monitor.

For Active Directory, check out ADReplStatus, which gives you details on how replication is going in your domain. If you want to visualize your domain, check out Active Directory Topology Diagrammer. For PowerShell, check out Script Browser and Analyzer which comes with some 9000 script samples.

Finally, two tools for Office 365, including ID Fix for cleaning up your Office directory structures before moving to the cloud and Office Configuration Analyzer which can identify configuration problems before they bite you.

It's a lot of tools for a half hour, but well worth checking out! 

Published by MSPFE Editor Rhoderick Milne