Jonathan Hassell

Contributing Writer

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

5 more Windows admin tasks made easy with PowerShell

Get to know the Chocolatey package manager for Windows

Get to know the Chocolatey package manager for Windows

Looking for a tool to automate installing, configuring, upgrading and uninstalling software packages on Windows systems? Time to check out Chocolatey.

Meet Project Honolulu, Microsoft’s new Windows Server management GUI

Meet Project Honolulu, Microsoft’s new Windows Server management GUI

Now in technical preview, the new web-based tool for managing Microsoft Windows Server will have GUI fans rejoicing.

8 free SharePoint tools to make IT admins smile

8 free SharePoint tools to make IT admins smile

These highly useful products help administer and configure SharePoint farms of various sizes.

Windows Hello for Business: Next-gen authentication for Windows shops

Windows Hello for Business: Next-gen authentication for Windows shops

Microsoft has brought biometric sign-in to Windows 10 business and enterprise users with Windows Hello for Business. Here’s how it works and how to deploy it to your users.

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.

PowerShell: Learn to tap the pipeline

PowerShell: Learn to tap the pipeline

How to use the humble pipe character to string together PowerShell cmdlets to format, filter, sort and refine results.

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.

3 enterprise-strength file sync services to check out

3 enterprise-strength file sync services to check out

Popular file-sync services are great for individuals, but can lack controls for access, encryption and other services that enterprises require.

All about PowerShell providers and modules

All about PowerShell providers and modules

PowerShell providers are drivers for PowerShell to navigate things besides the file system. For their part, modules are, at this point, far and away the most common type of PowerShell extensibility feature you will see.

Fighting ransomware: A fresh look at Windows Server approaches

Fighting ransomware: A fresh look at Windows Server approaches

Make sure your backup files really work -- test them! -- or else they will be no use to you in this situation.

SharePoint 2013 cheat sheet

SharePoint 2013 cheat sheet

More and more users are seeing SharePoint 2013 in their daily lives, as part of the Office 365 subscription service. Here's what they'll need to know.

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