Jonathan Hassell

Contributing writer

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

Reactions and impressions from Microsoft Ignite

Talking SMAC: Revisiting social, mobile, analytics and cloud

Talking SMAC: Revisiting social, mobile, analytics and cloud

If your IT team doesn’t have a SMAC roadmap, you may find your company drifting off-course in 2015 and 2016. Here’s brief refresher course on SMAC.

Lies about uptime vendors may tell you

Lies about uptime vendors may tell you

You’d think the notion of uptime would be a simple one. A service is either running or it’s down, right? Wrong. Here’s a look inside the world of uptime, downtime, service-level agreements and the ‘9s’ of availability.

Getting Started with PowerShell: The Basics

Getting Started with PowerShell: The Basics

Learn how to perform simple tasks and make your way around the syntax.

What’s New and What’s Ahead for Public Cloud Services

What’s New and What’s Ahead for Public Cloud Services

What’s in store this year for the top public cloud providers? CIO.com contribute Jonathan Hassell offers his take on Amazon, Google and Microsoft.

Why Microsoft’s HoloLens Is the Next Big Enterprise Thing

Why Microsoft’s HoloLens Is the Next Big Enterprise Thing

HoloLens could be the next big thing in business computing and can be used in some way to provide a better customer experience, improve business collaboration and so much more.

PowerShell for Beginners: Scripts and Loops

PowerShell for Beginners: Scripts and Loops

With the advent of Windows Server 10, PowerShell is becoming more important for admins to master, or at least learn. Here's how to get started.

Acompli: A Look at Microsoft's New Mobile Email Tool

What the acquisition means for customers, and where some holes are.

Building a Private Cloud, of Sorts, with OwnCloud

Building a Private Cloud, of Sorts, with OwnCloud

You can decide which items you want shared with others, which devices you can access that data on and what apps you want to access that data. Linux know-how is a big plus.

Why Windows 10 Isn't the Big Leap Forward Microsoft Says It Is

Why Windows 10 Isn't the Big Leap Forward Microsoft Says It Is

Going from Windows 8 to Windows 10 implies that Microsoft has big plans for the new version of its operating system. Given what we've seen so far, this appears to be the case – but is it really enough to justify skipping Windows 9?

A First Look at the Windows Server 10 Technical Preview

A First Look at the Windows Server 10 Technical Preview

No major changes compared to Windows Server 2012 R2, but some very good incremental ones. With this just a very early version, here are some changes you might want to consider as you decide when to start looking at the release.

10 (Mostly) Free Exchange Admin Tools

10 (Mostly) Free Exchange Admin Tools

If you're in charge of an Exchange deployment of almost any size, there's something in here for you.

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