Orin Thomas

Contributing Editor, Windows IT Pro

Orin Thomas is a contributing editor for Windows IT Pro and a Windows Security MVP. He has authored or coauthored more than thirty books for Microsoft Press, founded the Melbourne System Center, Security, and Infrastructure Group, creates courseware for PluralSight, and writes the Hyperbole, Embellishment, and System Administration Blog.

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IT Pros must constantly learn, but they don’t all learn in the same way

The first time I saw my favorite professor present a lecture, he declared to the lecture hall “everything I’ll be teaching you this....More

Some reasons why iOS and Android aren’t replacing the traditional desktop anytime soon

Read any recent breathless account of the future of desktop computing and you’ll be constantly assured that the desktop computer is deader than....More

Desktop hardware lifespan is increasing

The lifespan of the traditional desktop computer is expanding. Fifteen years ago the pace of change was so fast that a desktop computer you deployed....More

Migration Procrastination

I was teaching a desktop OS deployment course a few weeks back to students from some large organizations. Each organization still had a large number....More

Data is more expensive to replace than equipment.

Data is expensive. We usually don’t think of it that way because it seems so ephemeral. If a laptop is stolen or lost, we worry about the....More

Controlling access to data is as important as managing devices.

There is an interesting statistic from the Ponemon institute that I’m always reminded of when I think about the security of computers. That is....More

You never stop learning

A truth of the IT profession is that everything changes and that if you don’t keep moving, your skills become quickly irrelevant. This isn....More
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