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Jonathan Hassell runs 82 Ventures, a technical writing and consulting firm based in Charlotte, NC.

Four things CIOs need to know about Microsoft's reorg

The entirely expected Microsoft reorganization, and the accompanying memo from CEO Steve Ballmer, suggests that the company plans to focuses on devices, the cloud and a much shorter development life cycle. This will have a major impact on how your IT department operates.

What's the difference between Microsoft SkyDrive and SkyDrive Pro?

With Office 2013 and Office 365, Microsoft introduced a SkyDrive Pro service for businesses. But don't get it mixed up with the free consumer SkyDrive.

7 things about SharePoint 2013 all IT pros should know

Microsoft SharePoint 2013 better supports support big data, mobile users and public-facing websites. However, choosing between server- or cloud-based versions may frustrate IT pros.

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4 ways to prepare for and fend off DDoS attacks

Distributed Denial of Service events and other cyber-attacks are an unfortunate inevitability of doing business on the Web.

SharePoint 2010 cheat sheet

Microsoft's SharePoint 2010 can be a great collaboration tool. Here's what you need to know to find your way around.

5 tips for working with SharePoint 2010

Get more out of Microsoft Office and work better with your team by mastering these great SharePoint tricks.

Microsoft Build conference: wooing Windows 8 developers

Microsoft pulled out all the stops this week at its Build conference to convince developers why they should build Windows 8 apps.

Why IT Matters More Than Ever

The argument that IT no longer matters has resurfaced. In this age of consumerization, BYOD and the cloud, IT departments are, in fact, vital to any business.

5 Things Microsoft Doesn't Want You to Know

Microsoft is trying to move toward the cloud while propping up Windows, Office and other client-based money-makers. As the software giant moves in those two...

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7 Tips for Establishing a Successful BYOD Policy

These tips will help you address device security while keeping your employees happier.

Review: Windows Server 2008 R2

Analysis: This is the best version of Windows Server yet, but are you ready for a 64-bit operating system?

System Center Virtual Machine Manager

Every UI feature is extensible via PowerShell.

RTM Edition of Microsoft Hyper-V Adds Speed

Hands-on test shows that RTM version of Microsoft's hypervisor is faster than the RC0 and RC1 versions, and far faster than Microsoft's other virtualization products.