Zac Wiggy


Zac Wiggy is the former products editor for Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Pro. He has more than seven years experience as a technology journalist, newspaper reporter, and editor.

Office 365 vs. Google Docs: End-User Perspective 6
You might be aware of the back-end advantages of choosing Microsoft Office 365 or Google Apps, but what will your end users experience with each offering? Find out what users will get and what they’ll give up.
Buyer's Guide: VMware Replication
If you have a hardware failure or virus infection in a host, you also have problems for all the virtual machines (VMs) running on the host. Check out this overview of products to help you replicate your VMware environment.
Review:, from Spoon, is a public-facing, cloud-based application virtualization service. You make an account at the website, install a small "plugin," and click launch to start a variety of applications. The applications are cached on your machine and run locally, isolated from your registry.

Buyer's Guide: Enterprise Systems Management 4
Systems management suites are heavily integrated into your enterprise environment, so use this guide and our online product table to be sure you've made a good choice before you commit.
Reintroducing the Windows IT Pro Forums

Ever since our new website launched a few months ago, I've been in charge of the Windows IT Pro forums. I'll be honest here—at first, they were kind of a mess. We have some great forum pros who work hard to help out with technical questions on the forums, but they were buried under piles of spam.

(Most of the spam was really boring, too. Remember when spam was mostly Engrish ads for insane products and sites? Now it's all ripped-off forum content attempting to sabotage search engine results.)

VMworld 2010 Product Roundup 1

At VMworld this year, my focus was on the products. The event floor was crammed with both people (the official figure was around 17,000 registered attendees) and booths. Sometimes the floor was so full that I gave up trying to go a certain direction and had to go around.

Buyer's Guide: Systems Managment
Researching systems management suites can be a big job. This guide should help you get started with a look at the basics.
HP Data Vault X510 Review
The Data Vault offers very easy backup for small businesses, but may be too simplistic for your needs.
Brush Up on App-V
If you had to implement Microsoft Application Virtualization today, would you be ready?
DeskCenter Brings SMB Systems Management to U.S.
DeskCenter has been operating for years, and it officially launched the DeskCenter Management Suite in the U.S. today.
iSCSI SANs Buyer's Guide
These storage options give you affordable high performance.
Bomgar Updates Remote Control Software
The update adds Windows 7 support and the ability to invite people outside of your company to share the screen of someone you're supporting.
VMware View 4 Doubles VMs per Core
With 16 virtual machines per core, VMware says the new version makes virtual desktops cost the same as physical machines to deploy.
VMware Workstation 7 and Player do Windows 7 Aero
The latest versions of VMware's desktop offerings make virtual machines more like physical machines.
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