Deb Shinder

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  • Downloads // Aug 2008

    What IT pros should know about exposure to hazardous materials

    From circuit boards to monitors to batteries to cables, toxic substances pose a very real threat to those who work with computer equipment. Here are some hazmat basics that every IT pro should be aware of.This download is also available as an entry in our Network Administration blog.

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  • Downloads // Sep 2008

    10 tips for implementing green IT

    As the push for businesses to adopt eco-friendly practices gains momentum, IT leaders are searching for ways to bring greener technologies and more environmentally responsible strategies to their organizations. See how you can boost efficiency and reduce costs by going green.This download is also available as an entry in...

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  • Downloads // Oct 2008

    10 things to love (and hate) about Google Chrome

    With so many browsers to choose from these days, how do you decide which one is the best fit for your needs? Deb Shinder takes a look at how Chrome stacks up against its most high profile competitors.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Oct 2008

    10 things you should know about Hyper-V

    Hyper-V is getting good reviews, even from some Microsoft critics, and the release of the standalone version has made it even more attractive. Deb Shinder looks at the most important aspects of the Hyper-V platform.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Nov 2008

    Mini-glossary: Virtualization terms you should know

    You may not have time to learn everything there is to know about virtualization, but a familiarity with the terminology will help you follow the trends, technical details, and industry developments as they emerge. This glossary offers a quick rundown of the virtualization terms you're most likely to encounter.This download...

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  • Downloads // Nov 2008

    The top 10 Vista sidebar gadgets

    Not everyone is a fan of Vista gadgets, but Deb Shinder has a large collection of them that she finds extremely useful. Here are the ones that top her list of favorites.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog and as a photo gallery.

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  • Downloads // Dec 2008

    10 mistakes new Windows administrators make

    Whether you're new to network administration or to the Windows environment, a few common oversights and mistakes can trip you up. Deb Shinder explains how to avoid some of the problems new Windows admins often encounter.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Jun 2009

    10 reasons Vista haters will love Windows 7

    Disgruntled Vista users, take heart: According to Deb Shinder, Windows 7 addresses many Vista annoyances and offers myriad improvements of its own.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Mar 2009

    10 security threats to watch out for in 2009

    Along with the explosion of new technologies, user habits, and social practices comes the inevitable wave of new security threats. Deb Shinder examines emerging vulnerabilities, from social networking to cloud computing to IP convergence.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Apr 2009

    10 tweaks to make Windows 7 even better

    Windows 7 appears to be a crowd pleaser among the IT pros who have been kicking its beta tires -- including Deb Shinder. But even though she's very impressed with the new OS, she's already discovered several ways to get more out of it.This download is also available as

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  • Downloads // Apr 2009

    10 questions to consider when planning a Windows 7 upgrade

    Whether you're eagerly awaiting the upgrade to Windows 7 or you just want to know what to expect if and when you do, there are lots of factors to keep in mind. Deb Shinder addresses some of the biggest concerns, from hardware requirements to driver compatibility to upgrade paths.This download...

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  • Downloads // May 2009

    10 cool tools in Windows 7

    The changes to the Windows 7 interface have gotten a lot of play, but some of the new built-in tools are just as compelling. Deb Shinder runs through some of the most impressive enhancements, from the ISO burner to the Biometric Framework to PowerShell v2.This download is also available as...

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  • Downloads // May 2009

    Nehalem now: 10 reasons to upgrade to the new Intel microarchitecture

    Intel's Nehalem processor architecture offers some impressive new technologies, including enhanced Hyper Threading, TurboBoost, and Quick Path Interconnect. See why Deb Shinder says a Nehalem-based system will let you do more and do it faster -- and at the lowest operating cost ever.This download is also available as an...

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  • Downloads // Jun 2009

    10 improvements in Windows 7 Media Center

    Windows Media Center began gaining fans when Microsoft added it to the Home Premium and Ultimate editions of Vista. Windows 7 is expanding this availability -- complete with a new look and enhanced functionality. Deb Shinder hits the highlights. This download is also available as an entry in our...

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  • Downloads // Jun 2009

    10 ways IT departments waste money

    IT is often a popular target for corporate cost-cutting. So the more you can identify and control unnecessary spending, the better you'll be able to fend off the budget axe. Here are a few areas where IT dollars often go to waste.This download is also available as an entry...

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  • Downloads // Jul 2009

    10 ways to stay out of trouble when you post to social networking sites

    The new head of British foreign intelligence recently demonstrated that anyone can suffer potentially embarrassing or damaging revelations through social networking activity - and even the most mundane and seemingly benign tweets and status updates can have far-reaching consequences. Deb Shinder explains why you should watch your step.This download...

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  • Downloads // Jul 2009

    10 things you should cover in your social networking policy

    As sites like LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook become enmeshed with business uses, organizations need to establish guidelines for employees on workplace access and appropriate usage. Deb Shinder looks at 10 key considerations that such guidelines should address.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Jul 2009

    10 cool features to look forward to in Office 2010

    With the release of the Office 2010 Technical Preview, details are finally starting to roll in. Deb Shinder highlights some of the features she thinks might make the new version worth the upgrade.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog and as a photo gallery.

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  • Downloads // Oct 2012

    Make the right deploy decision when applying Microsoft's October 2012 patches

    Deb Shinder gathers the information you need to make the right deploy decision when applying Microsoft's October 2012 patches in your organization.

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  • Downloads // Dec 2012

    It's Microsoft Patch Tuesday: December 2012

    Deb Shinder gathers the information you need to make the right deploy decision when applying Microsoft's December 2012 patches in your organization.

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  • Downloads // Jan 2013

    Make the right deploy decision when applying Microsoft's January 2013 patches

    Deb Shinder gathers the information you need to make the right deploy decision when applying Microsoft's January 2013 patches in your organization.

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  • Downloads // Feb 2013

    Make the right deploy decision when applying Microsoft's February 2013 patches

    Deb Shinder gathers the information you need to make the right deploy decision when applying Microsoft's February 2013 patches in your organization.

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  • Downloads // Mar 2013

    Make the right deploy decision when applying Microsoft's March 2013 patches

    Deb Shinder gathers the information you need to make the right deploy decision when applying Microsoft's March 2013 patches in your organization.

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  • Downloads // May 2013

    Make the right deploy decision when applying Microsoft's May 2013 patches

    Deb Shinder gathers the information you need to make the right deploy decision when applying Microsoft's May 2013 patches in your organization.

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  • Downloads // Jun 2013

    Make the right deploy decision when applying Microsoft's June 2013 patches

    Deb Shinder gathers the information you need to make the right deploy decision when applying Microsoft's June 2013 patches in your organization.

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  • Downloads // Jul 2013

    Make the right deploy decision when applying Microsoft's July 2013 patches

    Deb Shinder gathers the information you need to make the right deploy decision when applying Microsoft's July 2013 patches in your organization.

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  • Downloads // May 2008

    10 ways to make your VoIP rollout easier

    You know VoIP can potentially save your company money and provide your users with convenience features. But making the switch can be a little scary. You depend on your telephone service and may not be able to do business without it, so it's important to get it right. Deb Shinder...

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  • Downloads // Mar 2010

    10 ways to make sure your data doesn't walk out the door: UPDATED

    Many organizations focus on protecting against external attacks but ignore a threat that might be even more destructive: data theft by someone inside the company. Here's an up-to-date look at critical areas of concern.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Apr 2010

    10 reasons to use DirectAccess and Unified Access Gateway (UAG) 2010

    Using UAG as your DirectAccess server solution provides a number of significant advantages. Deb Shinder looks at what DirectAccess offers and describes the benefits of using UAG.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Jun 2010

    Top 10 Windows 7 desktop gadgets

    Windows 7 gadgets offer added functionality and convenience in a variety of ways. Here are a few you may want to add to your desktop.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog and as a photo gallery.

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  • Downloads // Jun 2010

    10 things about the iPad that don't suck

    Sometimes it takes more than a quick test drive to warm up to a new device. See why Deb Shinder has decided the iPad has a few things going for it after all.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Jul 2010

    The 10 biggest Office 2010 annoyances

    Even when you like a software package, certain aspects of it may bug you. Deb Shinder shares her list of the most vexing Office 2010 features.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Jul 2010

    10 tweaks to make Office 2010 work the way you want

    Office 2010 has a lot going for it -- including better customization options. Deb Shinder looks at some tricks for making the new version work the way you want it to.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Aug 2010

    10 ways to use social networking tools to promote your business

    Social networking sites provide unprecedented opportunities to get the word out about yourself and your business. Unfortunately, many people don't have a clue how to use these tools effectively. Deb Shinder offers 10 practical suggestions. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Sep 2010

    10 tips for troubleshooting PC system slowdowns

    When PC performance slows to a crawl, a systematic troubleshooting plan will help you zero in on the cause. Deb Shinder runs through likely culprits and describes steps you can take to improve system performance.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Oct 2010

    10 reasons for Windows Mobile users to switch to Droid

    If you're looking for advanced smart phone capabilities and you don't want to wait months to get them, Deb Shinder suggests you consider a Droid. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Oct 2010

    10 things to look for in a tablet computer

    Choosing a tablet is about to get a lot more interesting -- and a lot more confusing. Deb Shinder examines all the factors you'll want to consider when the barrage of new models hits the shelves in the months to come.This download is also available as an entry in...

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  • Downloads // Nov 2010

    10 reasons why Microsoft Office 365 rocks

    Office 365 is bringing together Microsoft's various online productivity tools, from email to Web Apps to communications services. Deb Shinder explains why she thinks this suite is a winner.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Nov 2010

    10+ ways to improve your mobile computing experience

    From smartphones to iPads to netbooks and high-powered laptops, our mobile options have gone through the roof. But not everyone is using the devices to their full advantage. Deb Shinder offers practical advice for getting more from mobile computing.This download is also available as an entry in our...

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  • Downloads // Nov 2010

    10 reasons I'm dumping my iPad for a Galaxy Tab

    The reviews may be mixed, but for Deb Shinder, the choice is clear. See why she's throwing over her iPad in favor of her new Galaxy Tab.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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