Updated on 2011-08-03
Here are some links to interesting blogs, software, and other random tidbits!
http://powerscripting.wordpress.com – A weekly Podcast with topics revolving around Microsoft PowerShell
http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/ – The official Microsoft Scripting Guys blog
MediaTab – Shows extended media information and integrates with Windows Explorer
RunWithParameters – Windows Explorer shell extension to run executables with parameters
TeraCopy – Fast file synchronization utility for Windows 7
ATTO Disk Benchmark – A benchmarking tool for disk drives
RadeonPro – A tool for AMD / ATI Radeon owners to control their GPUs
U-Verse Realtime – A very helpful diagnostic program that retrieves information from an AT&T U-Verse line
PING – A live Linux ISO based on Linux from Scratch (LFS). Provides backup / restoration utilities
System Rescue CD – A great Linux live CD with some useful system utilities. Includes gparted and gdisk (GPT fdisk)
Cinebench – A free, simple-to-use, multi-threaded benchmarking application for CPUs and GPUs on Windows 32-bit and 64-bit
FoxIt PDF iFilter – A free iFilter for the Windows Search service that indexes the contents of PDF files
iFilter Explorer – A free tool to help you investigate / troubleshoot iFilter add-ins for Windows Search
Fiddler – a Web Debugging Proxy which logs all HTTP(S) traffic between your computer and the Internet
Songbird – Media management software based on Mozilla framework
Fences – Your tool for a clean desktop. By Stardock software.
Process Hacker – A free alternative to task manager and Sysinternals Process Explorer
BitKinex – FTP, SFTP, WebDAV client for Windows XP/Vista/7
NuPack – NuPack is a free, open source developer focused package management system for the .NET platform intent on simplifying the process of incorporating third party libraries into a .NET application during development.
PowerGUI VSX – Visual Studio Extensions for PowerShell
PHP Manager for IIS – PHP Manager for IIS is a tool for managing one or many PHP installations on IIS 7 and IIS 7.5 servers.
http://www.growlforwindows.com – A free system monitor I happened across
http://www.alastria.com/index.php?p=software-7s – A cool Windows 7 taskbar enhancement. Allows you to create stacks of programs to launch from the taskbar.
http://www.powerwf.com – A PowerShell-based Workflow tool
http://polymonrt.codeplex.com – A somewhat outdated, but cool and free PowerShell monitoring utility
http://pscx.codeplex.com – PowerShell Community Extensions. Adds a number of useful cmdlets to PowerShell.
http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/PowerShellPack – Available as part of the Windows 7 Resource Kit, the PowerShell Pack contains 10 modules to help you do more with PowerShell
http://www.powergui.org – A free PowerShell integrated development environment (IDE) from Quest Software
Microsoft Web N-gram Services – Microsoft Research project for web statistics and analysis
Bing Map App SDK – With the Bing Map App SDK, you can now create your own map apps built on top of Bing Maps and hosted on bing.com
Free .NET Libraries
oauth-dot-net – A .NET library which provides full OAuth consumer and provider support.
Twitterizer – A .NET library for Twitter folk. Implements OAuth. Requires .NET 3.5+
DNS Client .NET – Perform simple as well as advanced DNS lookups from .NET code against any DNS server.
Punycode / IDN .NET – Punycode (and de-code) domain names containing international (non-english) characters in .NET code.
Packet.Net – High performance .Net assembly for dissecting and constructing network packets such as ethernet, ip, tcp, udp etc.
SharpPcap – SharpPcap is a cross-platform packet capture framework for the .NET environment, based on the famous pcap / WinPcap libraries
Pcap.Net – Pcap.Net is a .NET wrapper for WinPcap written in C++/CLI and C#.
DotNetOpenAuth – DotNetOpenAuth is a C# library that adds OpenID 2.0 Provider and Relying Party, OAuth Consumer and Service Provider, and InfoCard Selector support to your web site
OpenTK – The Open Toolkit is an advanced, low-level C# library that wraps OpenGL, OpenCL and OpenAL.
Visifire – A free, animated charting library for Microsoft .NET
Dundas Charts – A very powerful .NET charting solution
dot-net-transitions – A library for animated UI transitions for .NET
HTML Agility Pack – A .NET code library that allows you to parse "out of the web" HTML files.
Old New Thing – Some funny, and smart Windows internals guy at Microsoft named Raymond
Microsoft PowerShell Blog – The official Windows PowerShell blog
Microsoft WMI Blog – The Windows Management Infrastructure blog
Poshoholic – Excellent PowerShell blog (Kirk Munro)
HALr9000 – Hal Rottenberg’s blog (MVP)
http://richardsiddaway.spaces.live.com – Richard Siddaway’s blog (MVP)
Get-PowerShell.com – A PowerShell blog by Andy Schneider
http://keithhill.spaces.live.com – Keith Hill’s blog (MVP)
http://www.verboon.info – Alex Verboon’s blog – Interesting posts about IT
Shay Levy (MVP) – Shay Levy is a PowerShell MVP
Karl Prosser’s Blog – Karl Prosser’s PowerShell blog (MVP)
Karl Mitschke’s Blog – Karl Mitschke’s PowerShell blog
Dennis Delimarsky’s Blog – A .NET developer blog
Slipsec.com – Anonymous PowerShell blog
Within Windows – Cool coding blog (Rafael Rivera)
SMS Object Backup – Backup objects from SMS / SCCM and restore them to a new site
SCCM Client Center – Great GUI tool for troubleshooting and working with ConfigMgr clients
Jason Sandy’s Startup Script – A computer startup health script for ConfigMgr (for publishing via GPO)