Great Windows Phone apps for IT pros

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Network Tools

This application is a networking client. It allows you to:

* make queries to DNS
* make a WHOIS queries
* PING remote servers
* check HTTP headers
* check local time offset against network NTP servers
* also allows you to track your location internal and external IP addresses.

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Network Speed Test

Network Speed Test can provide you detailed information about the upload and download speeds of your internet connections.  The App also maintains a history of the internet connections you’ve tested for easy comparison.

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Splashtop Personal

Splashtop allows you to remotely control your PC from anywhere with an Internet connection. The bummer is that Splashtop requires the Anywhere Access Pack to use Splashtop Personal (free) over cellular (a capability included in the Enterprise or Business licenses). Other minor downsides to Splashtop Personal are the requirement to both register and install a client application. But once registered and configured, the PCs connected to your account will be listed in an address book, providing you with instant access to each connected computer.

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TouchDevelop

Create apps on your phone, share them with other people! Create fun games and automate recurring tasks. Query the phone sensors and send web requests to the cloud. You compose programs by tapping on the screen.

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TeamViewer

Remote control Windows, Mac, and Linux computers with TeamViewer within seconds. Providing spontaneous support for friends and family or accessing applications on your home computer while on the go, TeamViewer allows you to accomplish all this from your Windows Phone.

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LastPass

LastPass for Windows Phone allows you to access your logins and secure notes anywhere.

* Securely access login information stored in your LastPass account.
* Built-in browser automatically fills your login information for your saved sites.
* Fill out contact and billing forms with a click
* Generate secure passwords for your sites
* View secure notes with your important information
* Supports multi-factor authentication, when configured on your LastPass account

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Password Generator

Are you looking for a password app that creates passwords quickly and easily with settings that allow you to meet your corporate password requirements? Well, then Password Generator is for you. Password Generator doesn’t store your passwords, so you don’t have to worry about losing your phone or remembering a master password that locks you out of the app if you forget it. Just edit the settings to choose options, such as which characters and capitalization to include.

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Springboard for Windows

The Springboard Series on TechNet is designed to offer you a growing portfolio of recommended materials, resources and experiences. Checkout videos, whitepapers, how to’s, FAQs, webcasts and step by step guidance for Discovering, Exploring, Piloting, Deploying and Managing Windows.

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Website to PDF

Save any web pages as PDF to read later. You can use this app to do that, and a lot more. Both Google and Bing search engines to browse and save the page as Pdf.

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Authenticator

The Authenticator app generates security codes you can use to help keep your Microsoft account secure. You can add your Microsoft account to the app by scanning a barcode or by manually entering a secret key. The app implements industry-standard security code generation and may also work with other services and providers.

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My Server

My Server for Windows Phone is an application designed to help you keep seamlessly connected to your server resources through Windows smart phones. With My Server, you can manage users, devices, alerts, and access shared files in Windows Server 2012 Essentials.

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My Storage Server

This app helps you to manage your Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials from your phone. It even allows you to stream Music, Videos, and Pictures from your server directly to your phone. You can also store multiple server accounts within this app in case you want to manage multiple servers. You must install the “Windows Server Solutions Phone Connector” add-in on your Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials in order for your Windows Phone to connect to the server.

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Also see My Business Server (to manage Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials from your phone), and My Home Server (to manage your Windows Home Server 2011 from your phone)

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