Jason Perlow

Jason Perlow, Sr. Technology Editor at ZDNet, is a technologist with over two decades of experience integrating large heterogeneous multi-vendor computing environments in Fortune 500 companies. Jason is currently a Partner Technology Strategist with Microsoft Corp. His expressed views do not necessarily represent those of his employer.

Latest Posts

Windows Server 2008 R2 Releases to Manufacturing

Windows Server 2008 R2, which released to manufacturing today, July 22nd, 2009, contains major functionality improvements in virtualization and networking over the previous version.This afternoon, Microsoft has announced the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) of Windows Server 2008 R2, which incorporates many hundreds of bug and security fixes from the previous server version released in June of 2008, also includes significant enhancements in the areas of Virtualization and Networking.

July 22, 2009 by


Dead-Finger Tech: The Weber Smokey Mountain

The Weber Smokey Mountain, also known as "The Bullet" will be the best $250-$350 you will ever spend and will reward you with years of enjoyment and smoky meaty treats, unlike many of the Dead-Finger gadgets you'll see picked by ZDNet's bloggers this summer.

July 21, 2009 by

8 Comments 2 Votes


Amazon's removal of George Orwell ebooks from every Kindle with a paid entitlement is not only ironic in context but has frightening ramifications in terms of privacy and content ownership.

July 18, 2009 by


Frugal Friday: Hewlett-Packard Tech Support, Amazon as "Big Brother", Apollo 11 40th Anniversary, Scientific Linux

Frugal Networker Ken Hess and I talk about my experience with Hewlett-Packard's service and support, Amazon's "Big Brother" approach to Kindle digital content rights management, the 40th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and talk with Troy Dawson, one of the lead developers of Scientific Linux, a free clone of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OS.

July 17, 2009 by


Trafficking in Michael Jackson

The news of Michael Jackson's death and subsequent coverage of his memorial service brought the Internet to a crawl and saturated even the most robust of content delivery networks.When the King of Pop died last week, I swore that I was going to be tasteful and not cover it.

July 8, 2009 by