New feature blogger: Pick a topic for in-depth analysis of Microsoft

Starting the week of May 9, 2011, the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog will add a new feature blogger tasked with providing in-depth analysis of all things Microsoft.

Starting the week of May 9, 2011, the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog is adding Deb Shinder as a regular featured blogger. Deb will use her considerable experience and expertise to provide analysis of anything and everything in the Microsoft ecosystem. Her contributions will provide TechRepublic members with additional insight into how Microsoft works and how their decisions impact the lives of information technology professionals.

To get the ball rolling, I thought I'd ask for feedback in the discussion thread following this blog post on what topics you would like to see Deb cover. What is Microsoft doing, or not doing, that intrigues you? Suggest topics for Deb to cover. I will not guarantee that she will address them all, but at the very least you will have put the subject on her radar.

I hope you find Deb's weekly blog posting thought-provoking and enlightening, and we look forward to a free and open exchange of ideas from TechRepublic members, who arguably constitute the largest community of information technology professionals on the Internet.

By Mark Kaelin

Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to,, and TechRepublic.