Download – SharePoint 2013 Migration Assessment Tool

Title: SharePoint 2013 Migration Assessment Tool
Published: 01/20/2017
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation 
Version: 1.1
File name:
File size: 0.5 MB
Download URL: Click here to download


The SharePoint Migration Assessment Tool (SMAT) is a simple command line executable that will scan the contents of your SharePoint farm to help identify the impact of migrating your server to SharePoint Online with Office 365.

Because the tool is designed to run with out impacting your environment, you may observe the tool requires one to two days to complete a scan of your environment. During this time, the tool will report process in the console window. After the scan is complete, you can find output files in the tools directory that will give you summary and more detailed insights into the scenarios that could be impacted by migration.

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Tools of the Trade – #02 KeePass

Title: #02 KeePass
Published: 06/11/2016
Publisher: Open Source
Version: 2.3.4
File size: 2.9 MB
Frequency of use: DAILY
Cost: Free but donations are accepted
(PayPal, wire transfer & Flattr)

Works with PortableApps: Yes
Download URL: Click here to download


KeePass is a free open source password manager which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way. You can put all your passwords in one database, which is locked with one master key or a key file. So you only have to remember one single master password or select the key file to unlock the whole database. The databases are encrypted using the best and most secure encryption algorithms currently known (AES and Twofish).


I use separate KeePass databases for personal and professional information. Being able to carry the KeePass program and your database on an encrypted (BitLocker To Go) flash drive is great!

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Favorite Tech – Pelican Micro Case 1020

I’ve been working lately to try and streamline the tools and methods I use, and I’ve even been fine-tuning the transport of that equipment.

One thing I’ve adopted lately (that I can’t live without) are various sizes of hard plastic water-proof / crush-proof cases made by Pelican Products. Here is one of my favorites:

Pelican Micro Case 1020

There are a plethora of Pelican Micro Cases, and the odd sizes can make it a bit overwhelming (or trial-and-error) to find the right size case. The 1020 Micro Case is the perfect size for 2.5” portable hard drives. It has a rubberized insert in the bottom and a clear lid so you can see what’s inside.

Pelican Micro Case 1020

The drive shown in this picture is a Western Digital 1TB 2.5” USB 2 drive.

Something to note – the Pelican Micro Cases are a bit tall, so they won’t fit that easily in a hard-sided bag. However, if you carry your laptop around in a backpack, this is the perfect way to add some protection.

I’ll highlight some other favorite tech things on the blog, and you’re welcome to share your ideas and tools too!

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