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Jeff James is the Editorial Director for the Petri IT Knowledgebase. He was formerly the editor-in-chief of both Windows IT Pro and Microsoft Technet Magazine, and has served as an editorial director at the LEGO Company. Jeff has nearly 20 years of experience as a technology writer and journalist, and started writing technology articles for AmigaWorld, Computer Gaming World, and other tech publications and websites in the early 1990's.

Jeff's Recent Posts

What is Docker?

By Jeff James - August 28, 2014

One of the most discussed products at VMworld was Docker. So what is Docker? Jeff James gives us an overview.

What’s New in VMware vSphere 6.0

By Jeff James - August 27, 2014

VMware vSphere 6.0 wasn’t formally announced at VMworld this week, but several new features were. Jeff James gathers up the details and provides an overview.

VMworld 2014: VMware unveils EVO:RAIL, vCloud Air, and vRealize Suite

By Jeff James - August 26, 2014

VMware unveils EVO:RAIL, vCloud Air, vRealize Suite, and a host of other cloud and virtualization products and services at VMworld 2014 this week.

Microsoft turns to IT community to help name TechEd successor

By Jeff James - August 22, 2014

Microsoft has turned to the IT community for help with naming the successor to the Microsoft TechEd conference. What names would you suggest for Microsoft’s latest tech conference?

Windows 9 Preview Slated for September 30th

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Windows 9 won’t officially be released until mid-2015, but a Windows 9 preview event might be slated for September 30th. Read on to find out more!

9 Essential IT Job Skills for 2015

By Jeff James - August 4, 2014

Looking to enhance your IT job skills? Jeff James take a look at where the hot IT jobs might be for 2015 and beyond.

How to Change the Windows 8.1 Lock Screen

By Jeff James - July 22, 2014

Tire of the default Windows 8.1 lock screen image? This tutorial shows you how to change the lock screen image and enable image slideshows.

Microsoft Replaces TechEd with Unified Technology Event for Enterprises

By Jeff James - July 21, 2014

Long live TechEd! Microsoft has just announced that it is replacing the TechED conference with a new “Microsoft unified technology event for enterprises.”

Microsoft to Cut 18,000 Jobs in Largest Layoff Ever

By Jeff James - July 17, 2014

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced this morning than the company would layoff up to 18,000 employees within the next year.

Why the Microsoft Upgrade Treadmill is Broken

By Jeff James - July 11, 2014

Is the practice of upgrading to the latest Microsoft product upon release gone for good? Jeff argues that the traditional upgrade treadmill might be gone for good.

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