Jonathan Hassell

Contributing writer

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

Review: Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4

Can Office 365’s Skype for Business replace your PBX system?

Can Office 365’s Skype for Business replace your PBX system?

Microsoft has introduced a feature in Office 365 that could allow you to replace your landline for good. Does it deliver as promised?

First look: Microsoft Azure Active Directory Domain Services puts it all in the cloud

First look: Microsoft Azure Active Directory Domain Services puts it all in the cloud

It's a cloud-based method for making sure your apps have full Active Directory services -- and then some. We take you though some of the ins and outs.

Software quality sucks – what are you going to do about it?

Software quality sucks – what are you going to do about it?

As software companies become slaves to speedy releases, and QA testers have been left in the dust, consumers are the ones left dealing with the crappy code that gets delivered.

Dancing on the grave of Flash

Dancing on the grave of Flash

‘Do you hear the people sing?’ To borrow a line from “Les Miserables,” that chorus is the jubilation of Internet citizens worldwide that Adobe Flash is, for all intents and purposes, dead.

Why CIOs should worry about the Internet of Things

Why CIOs should worry about the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things brings with it the promise gee-whiz applications and life-changing innovation. But one thing’s for sure – there are as many questions as there will be gigabytes of data being poured into your data centers.

What CIOs need to know about digital payments

What CIOs need to know about digital payments

As digital payments become not only accepted but demanded by customers, the lack of adoption by businesses could cause some friction in the marketplace. Here’s why.

Are comatose servers your next big IT headache?

Virtual machine sprawl might be costing your business tens of thousands of dollars. Here’s how you can find out – and what to do about it.

Why SharePoint is the last great on-premises application

Why SharePoint is the last great on-premises application

While it seems like almost every piece of IT is moving to cloud these days, there are still plenty of reasons to keep SharePoint in your server room – where it belongs.

Understanding and using objects in PowerShell

How to use PowerShell objects, how to tease more info and functionality out of them and how objects can be useful in scripting scenarios.

Can Microsoft’s Azure bring machine learning to the masses?

Can Microsoft’s Azure bring machine learning to the masses?

While the very phrase 'machine learning' may conjure up fantastic images of evil robot overlords and other science fiction references, the technology as been around for some time. Here’s how Microsoft aims to make it as available and...

SharePoint 2016: What do we know?

SharePoint 2016: What do we know?

Microsoft finally lifted the curtain and gave the SharePoint community a solid peak at its plans for the on-premises version of its collaboration platform. Here’s what we know so far.

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