Deb Shinder

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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 // 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...

    Provided By Deb Shinder

  • 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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // Sep 2008

    10 things to love (and hate) about IE 8

    Does IE 8 offer some legitimate enhancements -- or is it just more of the same? Deb Shinder runs through several of the new IE 8 features, many of which she says are big improvements.This download is also available as a photo gallery and an entry in our...

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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 // 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 // Aug 2008

    Ergonomics tips for IT pros

    Your IT job can compromise your comfort and even lead to injury or chronic physical problems. Deb Shinder offers this rundown of conditions to watch out for, along with some recommended ergonomic workarounds.This download is also available as an entry in our Network Administration blog.

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  • Downloads // Aug 2008

    10 questions (and answers) about Microsoft Live Mesh

    Microsoft says its new Live Mesh system will allow data and applications to follow users across multiple devices. Since the technical preview is now available, it's a good time to take a look at what Live Mesh can do -- and what it may be able to do in the...

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  • Downloads // Jul 2008

    10 ways SMBs can cut costs (relatively painlessly) in a slow economy

    Even if your small business is holding its own, there are steps you should take to keep costs under control. Deb Shinder outlines 10 practical ways to reduce your company's expenses.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Jul 2008

    Stay safe when you pull an all-nighter: 10 self-defense tips for techies

    IT pros may be experts at protecting their systems from attack. But working late, short on sleep, preoccupied with a tricky project, they may not be ready to protect themselves. Deb Shinder calls on her law enforcement background to provide techs with some self-defense basics.This download is also available as...

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  • Downloads // Jul 2008

    10 technologies that cybercriminals love to exploit

    Cybercriminals can go after your users in any number of ways, and the results can be devastating. Share this list with them to help them stay on their toes in this increasingly risky online world.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // May 2008

    10 ways you might be breaking the law with your computer

    Legislation that affects the use of Internet-connected computers continues to grow in its reach and its complexity. To help you avoid any infractions, we've revised this list to include new and pending laws and recent rulings.

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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 2008

    10 ways to prepare for a wireless rollout

    Rolling out a wireless LAN within your organization can provide numerous benefits -- but it's more complicated than just plugging in a wireless access point (WAP). You need to address a number of factors in the planning stage to ensure both accessibility and security. Deb Shinder lists some critical factors...

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  • Downloads // Mar 2008

    Mini-glossary: Unified communications terms you should know

    If your organization is considering implementing a unified communications solution, you may feel a bit overwhelmed as you examine the options from different vendors. Understanding the new terminology that has sprung up around the new technologies can sometimes be a struggle, too. This glossary of common UC terms will help...

    Provided By Deb Shinder

  • Downloads // Sep 2008

    10 things to love (and hate) about IE 8

    Does IE 8 offer some legitimate enhancements -- or is it just more of the same? Deb Shinder runs through several of the new IE 8 features, many of which she says are big improvements.This download is also available as a photo gallery and an entry in our...

    Provided By Deb Shinder

  • 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.

    Provided By Deb Shinder

  • 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...

    Provided By Deb Shinder

  • 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.

    Provided By Deb Shinder

  • 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.

    Provided By Deb Shinder

  • 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.

    Provided By Deb Shinder

  • 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...

    Provided By Deb Shinder

  • 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...

    Provided By Deb Shinder

  • 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 // 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...

    Provided By Deb Shinder

  • 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 // Aug 2009

    10 things you should know about Microsoft Office Live Workspace

    If you need to store and share Office documents - but you don't want the cost or overhead of a technology such as SharePoint - Office Live Workspace may be the answer. Deb Shinder offers a look at this free solution.This download is also available as an entry in...

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  • Downloads // Dec 2009

    10 reasons Windows 7 will rule the desktop OS space

    In the battle for desktop OS supremacy, both Linux and Mac OS proponents say those platforms are gaining ground. See why Deb Shinder thinks Windows 7 has nothing to worry about.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Jan 2010

    10 reasons to use Azure for your cloud apps

    Cloud platforms are available from various vendors, including Amazon, IBM, and Google. But Deb Shinder thinks Microsoft Azure might be the best choice.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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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.

    Provided By Deb Shinder

  • 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.

    Provided By Deb Shinder

  • 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.

    Provided By Deb Shinder

  • 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.

    Provided By Deb Shinder

  • 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.

    Provided By Deb Shinder

  • Downloads // Mar 2008

    Mini-glossary: Unified communications terms you should know

    If your organization is considering implementing a unified communications solution, you may feel a bit overwhelmed as you examine the options from different vendors. Understanding the new terminology that has sprung up around the new technologies can sometimes be a struggle, too. This glossary of common UC terms will help...

    Provided By Deb Shinder

  • Downloads // Mar 2008

    10 ways to prepare for a wireless rollout

    Rolling out a wireless LAN within your organization can provide numerous benefits -- but it's more complicated than just plugging in a wireless access point (WAP). You need to address a number of factors in the planning stage to ensure both accessibility and security. Deb Shinder lists some critical factors...

    Provided By Deb Shinder

  • 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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