Jonathan Hassell

Contributing Writer

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

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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.

Take a look inside Microsoft’s Quincy, Wash. data center

Take a look inside Microsoft’s Quincy, Wash. data center

Not all data centers are alike, and this one -- originally opened in 2006 -- has certainly morphed over the past 10 years.

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.

Constructing a solid backup plan with Microsoft Azure Backup

Constructing a solid backup plan with Microsoft Azure Backup

Here's how to create both local and cloud-based backups with this 'surprisingly good' software, and why it’s a good idea, at least for Microsoft-heavy shops.

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.

How to master disaster recovery in a DevOps world

How to master disaster recovery in a DevOps world

Organizations that are adopting DevOps methodologies are realizing actual benefits to disaster recovering planning from taking that approach.

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.

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