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

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

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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

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Dude, Where's My Phone Bill?

The OOMA is a Voice Over IP (VOIP) appliance that plugs into your broadband connection which provides you unlimited local and long distance telephone service. What's the difference between this and other consumer VOIP solutions such as Vonage or Packet8?

April 27, 2009 by

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