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

Pano Logic brings us closer to "The Screen"

Pano thin client by PanoLogic from Tech Broiler on Vimeo.In a previous podcast on Frugal Friday, I spoke to Pano Logic CTO Aly Orady about the Pano, a revolutionary thin client for virtual desktops for medium and large enterprises that brings us a little bit closer to "The Screen" which I talked about some time ago.

May 10, 2009 by


Advances in TREKnology

In September of 1966, the NBC television network released an iconic but short lived series that would inspire generations of inventors to bring about changes in our daily lives in the use of technology that many of us take for granted but was once within the realms of strictly Science Fiction.The original series, based on a "Wagon train to the Stars" Western turned Sci-Fi adventure concept envisioned by Gene Roddenberry, Dorothy C.

May 8, 2009 by


Forget Kindle DX. How about the ZuneBook?

The ZuneBook is a Windows Mobile 7-based color touchscreen tablet device the size of a Kindle that plays audio and video media, with built-in e-book reader capabilities, Wi-Fi, runs .NET mobile applications and uses a scaled down version of the "Surface" interface, also known as Oahu.

May 6, 2009 by


Lego Brick Virtualization

Server Virtualization can be a difficult concept to grok sometimes. A buddy forwarded me a link to this video made by Bluelock which explains it so clearly even a 5 year old could understand it.

May 5, 2009 by


Mr. Bezos, Tear Down This Wall

Amazon is not-so-quietly building a wall between itself, its competitors, and open e-book formats. It's time to show them that those of us who seek e-book readers without boundaries will not stand for their market monopolization and Soviet-style platform containment.

May 4, 2009 by


Presto! In ten seconds, you've got an Internet desktop.

Have you ever had the need to boot your laptop in a Starbucks, an airport lounge, or a buddy's house, but don't want to go through the agonizing multi-minute procedure of starting up your operating system with all of its managed software and utilities? If you're a corporate Windows user on the go, chances are your PC might take several minutes to get up and running if you just want to get onto the Internet, GMail, surf, Twitter, FaceBook, instant message, Skype, or what have you.

May 1, 2009 by


Make no bones about it: Server 2008 R2 is really Windows Server 7

Whether you call it Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 7, there's no doubt that this is a major Server product release for Microsoft.While the Windows 7 Release Candidate is getting all the attention this week, I thought I might bring some focus on the Client OS's bigger brother -- Windows Server 2008 R2 , which also reached its Release Candidate milestone today.

April 30, 2009 by