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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Recovering disk space in Windows 8 and 8.1

One of the drawbacks of modern computers with SSDs is that unless you’re willing to spend a lot for a disk, you can find yourself running out....More

Free Microsoft exam vouchers for MCTs until November 30 (while stocks last)

Microsoft Learning is currently running an MCT Challenge for Microsoft Certified Trainers, giving them the opportunity to take exams for free up....More

20 things you can do to secure your Windows Client and Server infrastructure

One of the truisms of security is that a chain is only a strong as its weakest link. Just over a week ago I presented a session at TechEd New Zealand....More

30 Common Tasks You Perform Using the GUI that You Can Do Faster in Windows PowerShell

Last week at TechEd New Zealand in Auckland I presented the session "30 common tasks you perform using the GUI that you can do faster in Windows....More

The rise of mobile malware

An IT Wire story published on the 8th of September is suggesting that Android may be becoming the target of choice for malware authors over Windows....More

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
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