Jonathan Hassell

Contributing Writer

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

Google Workspace vs. Microsoft 365: Which has better management tools?

Migrating to hosted Exchange: Do’s and don’ts

Migrating to hosted Exchange: Do’s and don’ts

When it’s time to move your company’s on-premises Exchange mail to the cloud, keep in mind these tips and warnings.

Is it time to move to hosted Exchange? Considerations for IT

Is it time to move to hosted Exchange? Considerations for IT

In the wake of serious attacks that exploited vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange Server, it may be time to move your mail to the cloud. Here’s what to consider and plan for.

Microsoft Planner cheat sheet

Microsoft Planner cheat sheet

Planner gives Office 365 users a built-in task-management tool that small teams can use to track plans, tasks, and progress. Here’s our guide to using Planner on its own and within Microsoft Teams.

Microsoft Teams cheat sheet

Microsoft Teams cheat sheet

Microsoft's answer to Slack, Teams provides group messaging, voice and video calls, and useful integrations with other Office 365 apps. Here's how to get set up in Teams and find your way around.

Windows 7 to Windows 10 migration guide

Windows 7 to Windows 10 migration guide

With Windows 7 rapidly approaching the end-of-support deadline, it’s time to get cracking on upgrading your organization to Windows 10. Use this planner to help ensure a successful migration.

Microsoft Flow: A beginner's guide

Microsoft Flow: A beginner's guide

Learn how to create automated workflows with Microsoft’s codeless automation tool, now known as Power Automate.

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.

5 ways to make Windows 10 act like Windows 7

5 ways to make Windows 10 act like Windows 7

With support for Windows 7 running out soon, many companies and individuals are making the move to Windows 10. Here’s how to make the new OS more familiar.

5 power user tips for Microsoft OneNote

5 power user tips for Microsoft OneNote

Try out these little-known features of OneNote, the note-taking component of Microsoft’s Office suite, and watch the app really shine.

5 tips for working with SharePoint Online

5 tips for working with SharePoint Online

Go beyond the basics with these power user tips for Microsoft's online collaboration platform.

SharePoint Online cheat sheet

SharePoint Online cheat sheet

Learn how to use SharePoint Online, create sites, share and manage documents, work with calendars, integrate with Outlook and more.

5 more Windows admin tasks made easy with PowerShell

5 more Windows admin tasks made easy with PowerShell

From checking systems to see if security patches are installed to monitoring Windows Server Backup attempts, PowerShell scripts can make tedious IT administrative tasks quick and easy.

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.

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.

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