Brian Reinholz


Brian Reinholz is former editorial web architect for Windows IT Pro, SQL Server Pro, Dev Pro, and SharePoint Pro, specializing in training and certification.

Top Tech Tweets for July
For many of us (myself included), Twitter has quickly become the "go to" place for insightful and witty tweets about all of the latest in the tech world. I've compiled a number of tweets from the last few weeks that sum up what I saw as some of the more interesting news of late.
Confusion and Cost Could Slow 4G Adoption
4G won't be a determining factor in most consumers' next phone purchase, either because they don't see the benefit or they don't want to pay the cost, says a recent study from Retrevo.
Are Your Employees Learning What You're Teaching Them? 2
According to a survey of 3,000 managers by ESI International, most employees use only a portion of the content they learn in training on the job, and most organizations have no organized process to measure what their employees are learning and how they can/should use it.
Is Mobile Application Management the New Mobile Device Management?
Here's the thesis behind MAM—in today's day and age, many employees are bringing their own smartphones into the Microsoft Exchange Server or other corporate network. In this world, employees don't want the whole phone managed, monitored, and controlled.
Detect Spam and Phishing on Facebook with MyPageKeeper
Where's the one place you can throw up mysterious, shortened URLs and know people will unsuspectingly click? Social networks! And Facebook is especially dangerous, since said links appear to come from trusted friends within a private network.
Top 7 Cities for New IT Jobs
IT staffing firm Modis has released a report on the top seven cities where they're finding a large growth in IT positions. Below is each city and what types of skills are in demand.
Is the App Store No Longer a Game Changer? 2
Regardless of how this affects the market as a whole, it means good things for enterprises. Companies can develop home-grown applications on Android, or standardize across public Android applications, and make them available to all users.
iPad Administration Using Rove Mobile Admin
Recently, Rove released Mobile Admin 6.1, which offers a native iPad client, meaning that in addition to BlackBerry and Android, IT pros can now easily administer Exchange, Active Directory, SQL Server, and a few dozen other programs from the iPad.
Use Social Networking to Get Your Next Big Job
People in the tech industry, as a whole, are often not very focused on career development, which offers a real opportunity to those of you who are proactive in this department. So, with that in mind, here are a few ideas for how to use social networking to secure your next job.
TechEd 2011: Left Behind, The Rapture
Last TechEd, several other editors and I were stranded in the office while the rest of the world partied in New Orleans. This year, it's the same scene, only in Atlanta. And you can be sure they're doing absolutely nothing but having fun, as evidenced by the overburdened to-do lists the rest of us are stuck with.
TechEd 2011: Exchange Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) Available Without 3-Week Training
This means that if you're an Exchange expert with more than five years of experience, and you believe you have what it takes to become an MCM, you can take the two exams—the MCM: Exchange Server 2010, Knowledge Exam and MCM: Exchange Server 2010, Lab—whenever they're available.
HomePipe: An Interesting Alternative to Dropbox and SkyDrive 1
HomePipe essentially works like Dropbox from the end-user side, but it uses your own physical storage (your home computer, your company network, etc.) instead of a third party's cloud storage.
How Much Money Do You Waste on Mobile Devices Every Month?
Mobile devices are expensive, but what if you were paying twice as much as you need to for your company voice and data plans? Lets You Tour the Tech Industry's "Best Jobs Ever"
Ever wondered what it'd be like to work in IT or development for a company such as Zappos, Hulu, Facebook, or NASA? Now you can with's site Best Job Ever.
New and Improved: LabTech 2011, Disk Defrag 3.2, PowerBroker Desktops 5.0, HP t5740e Thin Client, Norton AntiVirus 2012 Beta, and More
Check out the latest products from Auslogics Software, BeyondTrust, Broadcore, Forum Systems, HP, LabTech Software, PacketMotion, and Symantec.
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