Jonathan Hassell

Contributing Writer

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

How Microsoft can enable the internet of things

Windows Server in the cloud: Can you, should you, and with which provider?

Windows Server in the cloud: Can you, should you, and with which provider?

What’s the best bet for migrating Windows Server to the cloud: AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure?

Review: Microsoft Azure IoT Suite

Review: Microsoft Azure IoT Suite

Azure IoT Suite can relieve the nightmare of creating infrastructure to support IoT sensors.

Windows Embedded's future looks rocky

Windows Embedded's future looks rocky

Microsoft's apparent replacement versions for Windows Embedded -- which are based on Windows 10 -- have some limitations. Here's what you need to know.

3 enterprise-strength file sync services to check out

3 enterprise-strength file sync services to check out

Popular file-sync services are great for individuals, but can lack controls for access, encryption and other services that enterprises require.

Important features of PowerShell

Important features of PowerShell

PowerShell providers are drivers for PowerShell to navigate things besides the file system. For their part, modules are, at this point, far and away the most common type of PowerShell extensibility feature you will see.

Fighting ransomware: A fresh look at Windows Server approaches

Fighting ransomware: A fresh look at Windows Server approaches

Make sure your backup files really work -- test them! -- or else they will be no use to you in this situation.

SharePoint 2013 cheat sheet

SharePoint 2013 cheat sheet

More and more users are seeing SharePoint 2013 in their daily lives, as part of the Office 365 subscription service. Here's what they'll need to know.

Make your emails more trusted with DKIM

Make your emails more trusted with DKIM

There are authentication systems -- DomainKeys and its successor DKIM -- that try to mitigate some of the risk of trusting that emails are actually from who they say they are from.

Review: Microsoft Windows Server 2016 steps up security, cloud support

Review: Microsoft Windows Server 2016 steps up security, cloud support

Large shops will find many reasons for making the switch. Businesses of other sizes might have to do a pretty thorough cost-benefit analysis given the new pricing structure.

Lessons from high-profile IT failures

Lessons from high-profile IT failures

What we can learn about disaster recovery and high availability from recent airline outages.

Windows Server 2016 licensing and servicing options explained

Windows Server 2016 licensing and servicing options explained

There is a new bifurcated servicing model for Windows Server that depends in part on which installation option you choose.

A look inside the Microsoft Local Administrator Password Solution

A look inside the Microsoft Local Administrator Password Solution

Finally, a way around the problem of administrator passwords that are identical across machines, just waiting to be scooped up in pass-the-hash-attacks.

Disaster recovery in a DevOps world

Disaster recovery in a DevOps world

Organizations that are adopting DevOps methodologies are realizing actual benefits from taking that approach.

More PowerShell: Hash tables

More PowerShell: Hash tables

This one might make you scratch your head a bit -- but learning about hash tables is definitely worth your time and effort.

You’ve been hit with ransomware. Now what?

You’ve been hit with ransomware. Now what?

When their data has been stolen, and is being held hostage, companies are increasingly caving in to cybercriminal demands for payment. Short of paying up, the best defense is a good offense.

Containers in Windows Server 2016: What you need to know

Containers in Windows Server 2016: What you need to know

The story's not finished yet, though, and there are a lot of bits and pieces to consider. Here's what you need to think about as you start.

What is blockchain and how does it work?

What is blockchain and how does it work?

Bitcoin exploded on to the world’s stage in 2012 as a currency backed by everyone and controlled by no one. But what exactly makes it work from a technology standpoint?

Is the hybrid cloud's biggest challenge a lack of expertise?

Is the hybrid cloud's biggest challenge a lack of expertise?

Making the business case for embracing cloud services isn’t the challenge it once was. What is proving to be more of a hurdle to wider-scale cloud adoption is the lack of expertise, experience and resources to take advantage of what’s...

Review: Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4

Review: Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4

Support for Hyper-V containers and advanced storage features are wonderful additions, but hold onto your wallets.

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