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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

Leaked Windows 9 Videos Show New Start Menu, Virtual Desktops, Live Tiles, and More

By Jeff James - September 15, 2014

Hot on the heels of new Windows 9 screenshots, German IT site WinFuture has posted some videos that show the Windows 9 Technical Preview build in action.

Microsoft Buys Minecraft Maker for $2.5 Billion

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Microsoft buys Minecraft maker Mojang for a whopping $2.5 billion. Will this mean Windows Phone users will finally get Minecraft?

Windows 9 Technical Preview Screenshots Leaked

By Jeff James - September 11, 2014

More details about Windows 9 leaked on to the web today in the form of Windows 9 technical preview screenshots, posted by two German technology websites.

13 Beers for IT Professionals and System Administrators

By Jeff James - September 5, 2014

Are you a lover of craft beer? If so, then we think you might enjoy this carefully crafted (pun intended) list of beers for system administrators.

Top 6 Takeaways from VMworld 2014

By Jeff James - September 2, 2014

Couldn’t make it to VMworld this year? Our VMworld 2014 recap serves up some of the key takeaways from the event, from buzzwords to hot products.

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!

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