Extra IT - IT Crowd series on Youtube

Today I would like to share this youtube channel and playlist related to IT crowd series videos.

I got these video information from a colleagues, considering that they are really funny and amazing I am going to share here videos and a minimal history.

IT Crowd youtube channel

IT Crowd Playlist

Series 1 was the most famous, here it is relative playlist:



finally here it is a Wikipedia presentation and history:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_IT_Crowd




Tips - How to send thousands of newsletter using Excel file with Macro

There are several internet services that permit sending thousands of newsletter to huge destination contact list.

One of advantages are that receiving contacts would see email sent only to him and not in ccn. 

This result could be done easily in your own for free. Infact you should simply have a properly configured excel file (using macro) in conjunction with configured outlook program.

Before creating Excel macro you should read below article:


Here it is excel file appearance that you will get implementing following script. Obviously several enhancements and customizations could be done on script shown below.






Freeware - 3 DWG viewers

During these weeks I noted that I never published any Autocad freeware tool article/mention.

Meanwhile, during these days, I got these input from some colleagues and so I am finally sharing these tools information


I hope that they would be useful for someone.


  1. On line viewer:
    https://viewer.autodesk.com/
  2. DrawSighth 2018
    https://www.3ds.com/it/prodotti-e-servizi/draftsight-cad-software/free-download/

  3. Autodesk DWG TrueView 2018
    https://www.autodesk.it/products/dwg/viewers


Freeware - Shrew Soft VPN Client

Today I would like to mention this free client VPN that is usable and working fine if you need to connect through VPN and having a .pcf file for that.

In my case I was seeking for an alternative Anyconnect client free software version.

https://www.shrew.net/download/vpn



There are Linux and Windows versions.

At the same time  Shrew Soft VPN Client for Windows is available in two different editions, Standard and Professional. 


  1. The Standard version provides a robust feature set that allows the user to connect to a wide range of open source and commercial gateways. It contains no trial period limits, nag screens or unrelated software bundles. It is simply free for both personal and commercial use
  2. The Professional edition offers additional features that may be helpful for users connecting to a corporate LAN. It is installed by default with a 14 day evaluation period limit. To use the Professional edition after the evaluation period has expired, a client license may be purchased from the Shrew Soft Shop.

Backup - AOMEI Backupper Network 1.0 centralized backup tool

I would like to mention this product, I did not have time to try it but it seems interesting.

AOMEI Backupper Network 1.0, which is the final edition of AOMEI centralized backup management free tool. 

The homepage of this product: https://www.backup-utility.com/abnetwork.html


Following are some features of AOMEI Backupper Network:
  1. Central Backup
  2. Automatic Scan
  3. Group Client Computers
  4. Schedule Backup
  5. Flexible Backup Rules
  6. Complete Backup Settings
  7. Logs Report
  8. Remote Client Management
  9. Cross-segment Backup
  10. Add Offline PCs
  11. Installation Package with Authorization Code
  12. NAS/Share Management
  13. Email Notification
  14. Create Log Report

About licensing you could review this comparing licence link:

Graphical - Images engine search website and photo collection websites

Today I going to update an old article and adding fresher information:

https://www.alessandromazzanti.com/2010/12/motore-di-ricerca-per-immagini.html

  1. http://www.veezzle.com/
    It is a portal website that seek images shared on other websites like Flirk, Picasa like freely usable photos found surfing on web.
  2. A good alternative could be Dreamstime as well.
  3. About vectoria images you could find interesting this blog post too (Vectorizados.)
  4.  https://www.canva.com/photos/Canva has millions of high-quality stock photos to use for all our design needs. Their collection includes both premium and free stock photos, and we can find the latter here:
    https://www.canva.com/photos/tag/free+photos/.They have recently put together this resources because their users have found it useful.

Manual - Cloud Migration Essentials: A guide to migrating servers and virtual machines

Today I would like to indicate this free Microsoft e-book that guid you on migration processess and actions to move VM to cloud:

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/cloud-migration-essentials-e-book/en-us/?MC=OnPremInf&MC=DataMgmt&MC=MSAzure


Here they are major topics that you would read/get confidence on:

  1. Approach your cloud migration.
  2. Discover and assess your servers, virtual machines, and applications.
  3. Confidently execute your migration.
  4. Optimize and adjust your cloud services and resources. 


Scripting - Ping date and time log creation and real time view

Often it could be useful to ping a remote host and save information with date and time indication as well. Useful for statistical and analysis purpose

At the same time it would be very useful to view real time log progress too.

You could get this result following these steps:

  1. Create a .cmd scripting file with this command, in yellow information that need to be customized.
    REMARK: Folder location must exist.

    ping -t xx.yy.bb.dd|cmd /q /v /c "(pause&pause)>nul & for /l %a in () do (set /p "data=" && echo(!date! !time! !data!)&ping -n 2 xx.yy.bb.dd>nul" >C:\tempt\pingtest_xx.yy.bb.dd.log
  2. Utilize CMTrace.exe log viewer tool (for SCCM tool) :

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=50012
  3. Here it is result that appear using previously script and CMTrace conjunctively: