Ed Tittel

Ed Tittel is a 30-plus year IT veteran who's worked as a developer, networking consultant, technical trainer, writer and expert witness. Perhaps best known for creating the Exam Cram series, Ed has contributed to more than 100 books on many computing topics, including titles on cybersecurity, Windows OSes and HTML. Ed writes and blogs regularly for TechTarget, Win10 Guru, TomsITPro and GoCertify. As of January 1, 2018, Ed is also a Microsoft Windows Insider MVP.

5 recovery environments for tricky Windows 10 repairs

5 recovery environments for tricky Windows 10 repairs

If Automatic Repair doesn’t do the trick to restore a Windows PC to normal startup and runtime behavior, consider other options. These third-party recovery tools shine when the going gets tough.

5 tips for succeeding with a virtual workforce

5 tips for succeeding with a virtual workforce

Ensuring team effectiveness in a global virtual environment takes great communications skills and a willingness to understand different cultures. Here’s how one company gets the most out of its global virtual teams.

How to reduce Windows 10's on-disk footprint

How to reduce Windows 10's on-disk footprint

Over time, as Windows 10 is patched repeatedly, installer files can become outdated or orphaned and occupy a lot of disk space. Two utilities can help with that.

8 tips for managing without authority

8 tips for managing without authority

When it comes to managing indirect reports, there's no substitute for experience. Here’s how two project management veterans have found success in the challenging but rewarding world of managing without authority.

Enter the brave new world of Windows 10 license activation

Enter the brave new world of Windows 10 license activation

Historically, hardware upgrades on Windows PCs that involved major changes (new motherboard and/or CPU, for example) required a phone call to Microsoft to reactivate the Windows license. Microsoft has altered its licensing policy to...

Why Microsoft's Edge browser is missing its edge

Why Microsoft's Edge browser is missing its edge

More than a year after its introduction, Edge remains underwhelming and a very much a work in progress.

Windows 10 troubleshooting and fixes revisited

Windows 10 troubleshooting and fixes revisited

Long before the Windows 10 Anniversary Update appeared, it was easy to see that Microsoft was putting more energy and effort into its troubleshooting tools. Here's a look at what's new (includes video).

How to get started with a private Windows Store for Business

How to get started with a private Windows Store for Business

Windows Store for Business lets admins find suitable apps for their organization, acquire them in bulk and distribute them through their own private ‘storefront.’ This offers much-needed control, but its greatest benefit might be that...

What your cyber risk profile tells insurers

What your cyber risk profile tells insurers

The purpose of a cyber risk profile is to assess your organization's insurability. The work you do upfront can go a long way toward ensuring you get adequate cyber insurance coverage and a better rate to boot.

8 noteworthy improvements in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

8 noteworthy improvements in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

You have lots of good stuff to look forward to in the next major release of Windows 10. Here are the highlights.

How (and why) to customize the Windows 10 Start menu

How (and why) to customize the Windows 10 Start menu

The Windows 10 Start menu is a blend of navigation from Windows Phone and Windows 7, and it's highly customizable. We’ll walk you through it.

Your step-by-step guide to repairing Windows 10

Your step-by-step guide to repairing Windows 10

When Windows 10 gets wonky, there's a whole set of activities to try and set things right. If approached in the right order, the time required to restore a system is seldom more than half a day and often less than that.

Tips for adding IPv6 to IPv4 networks

Tips for adding IPv6 to IPv4 networks

The IPv6 transition in your organization, more likely than not, involves bringing IPv6 into a mix that also includes IPv4. Here’s a look at what that means and how to make it work.

Windows 10 post-upgrade cleanup tips

Windows 10 post-upgrade cleanup tips

Your Windows 10 upgrade is complete. Now it’s time to reclaim some disk space.

8 awesome (and sometimes free) conference call services

8 awesome (and sometimes free) conference call services

Conference call services want your business — even those that offer free plans — and their feature sets are getting better all the time.

What is cyber insurance and why you need it

What is cyber insurance and why you need it

Cyber insurance can't protect your organization from cybercrime, but it can keep your business on stable financial footing should a significant security event occur.

5 tips for defending against advanced persistent threats

5 tips for defending against advanced persistent threats

APTs are increasing in occurrence and severity, as are the costs associated with protecting businesses adequately from. Is your organization prepared to do battle against an APT? You better be.

Key features of Windows 10 Enterprise

Key features of Windows 10 Enterprise

From security to productivity to management, the Enterprise edition of Windows 10 packs a whole lot of business punch.

How to use Microsoft Power BI for dashboards and more

How to use Microsoft Power BI for dashboards and more

Power BI brings intuitive data analysis to both the executive level as well as Microsoft Office power users who have a penchant for number crunching, data slicing and dicing, and reporting.

How to control Cortana, Windows Hello and other Windows 10 features

How to control Cortana, Windows Hello and other Windows 10 features

Many features of Windows 10 and specific apps are highly configurable in the enterprise, whether an administrator wants to turn them on, tweak settings or turn them off entirely.

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