Jonathan Hassell

Contributing Writer

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

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SharePoint Online cheat sheet

SharePoint Online cheat sheet

Learn how to use SharePoint Online, create sites, share and manage documents, work with calendars, integrate with Outlook and more.

What are shielded virtual machines and how to set them up in Windows Server

What are shielded virtual machines and how to set them up in Windows Server

Virtualization can expose data and encryption keys to hackers. Microsoft's shielded virtual machines and Host Guardian Service locks them down.

How Windows to Go can protect data for business travelers

How Windows to Go can protect data for business travelers

Worried about workers traveling internationally with sensitive company data on a laptop? A Windows to Go USB stick might be the answer for intrusive searches or bans on airplanes.

Windows Embedded's future looks rocky

Windows Embedded's future looks rocky

Microsoft's apparent replacement versions for Windows Embedded -- which are based on Windows 10 -- have some limitations. Here's what you need to know.

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.

You’ve been hit with ransomware. Now what?

You’ve been hit with ransomware. Now what?

When their data has been stolen, and is being held hostage, companies are increasingly caving in to cybercriminal demands for payment. Short of paying up, the best defense is a good offense.

What is blockchain and how does it work?

What is blockchain and how does it work?

Blockchain is a shared distributed ledger technology in which each transaction is digitally signed to ensure its authenticity and integrity — and it's poised to make big waves in a wide range of business use cases.

Is the hybrid cloud's biggest challenge a lack of expertise?

Is the hybrid cloud's biggest challenge a lack of expertise?

Making the business case for embracing cloud services isn’t the challenge it once was. What is proving to be more of a hurdle to wider-scale cloud adoption is the lack of expertise, experience and resources to take advantage of what’s...

Can Office 365’s Skype for Business replace your PBX system?

Can Office 365’s Skype for Business replace your PBX system?

Microsoft has introduced a feature in Office 365 that could allow you to replace your landline for good. Does it deliver as promised?

Software quality sucks – what are you going to do about it?

Software quality sucks – what are you going to do about it?

As software companies become slaves to speedy releases, and QA testers have been left in the dust, consumers are the ones left dealing with the crappy code that gets delivered.

Dancing on the grave of Flash

Dancing on the grave of Flash

‘Do you hear the people sing?’ To borrow a line from “Les Miserables,” that chorus is the jubilation of Internet citizens worldwide that Adobe Flash is, for all intents and purposes, dead.

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