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Lance Whitney Info

Over the past two decades, Lance has worn a variety of different technology hats – journalist, Web developer, software trainer, and IT pro. He began his long career as a writer and editor, working in advertising and publishing, but the lure of computers eventually drew him into the wild world of technology.

As an IT admin for a large global company, Lance tackled everything from desktop and end-user support to server and network administration. As a journalist, he has written everything from product documentation to magazine articles and, for the past few years, has been a freelancer with Microsoft TechNet Magazine, where he writes a monthly column on Microsoft utilities. He also writes for CNET News, producing daily news stories and opinion pieces. As a Web developer, Lance works on Web pages for different clients, including diving in to hand-code HTML and CSS.

In his personal life (yes, IT people sometimes have a personal life), Lance enjoys hiking, biking, and improvisational performance.

In his column on TMCnet, Lance will be speaking directly to the IT pro – the person on the front lines of computer support, writing news stories, opinion pieces, product reviews, and anything else that IT pros might find helpful in their daily work. You can reach Lance at and follow his exploits on twitter..


Latest Articles

02/10/2012 Determine if Your Web Site is Mobile Device Friendly
02/08/2012 Are You Certifiable?
02/06/2012 IT Professionals a Bit More Optimistic about Job Market
02/02/2012 iPhone Tops Among Mobile Workers
01/30/2012 IT Departments Will Have to do More with Less in 2012
01/26/2012 iPad Gaining More Traction among IT Pros and Business Users
01/24/2012 IT Pros to See Small Pay Boosts This Year
01/19/2012 Mozilla Easing Closer to Enterprise-Friendly Firefox Releases
01/17/2012 Takeaways from CES 2012
01/12/2012 Employee Confidence in Job Market on the Upswing, says Study
01/11/2012 Programmers in Top Demand for 2012
01/05/2012 Make Sure Your Applications are Compatible with Windows 7
01/04/2012 More SMBs Eyeing Tablets in the Year Ahead
01/03/2012 2012: The Year in Tech
12/28/2011 More Companies Supporting 'Bring Your Own Device' Programs
12/21/2011 Windows 7 Deployments Gaining Momentum
12/19/2011 Small Increase in IT Hiring Expected Next Quarter Says Robert Half
12/15/2011 LinkedIn Cautions against the Most Overused Buzzwords
12/13/2011 Which Computers are the Most Reliable?
12/09/2011 2012 IT Job Market Looking Okay Despite Economy
12/07/2011 Get the Edge on Microsoft Products with TechNet Edge
12/06/2011 One in Three Consumers to Use Tablets by 2014
12/02/2011 IT Gender Gap Closing but Disparities Remain
12/01/2011 My Thoughts on the iPhone 4S
11/29/2011 More Workers Staying Connected Off the Job
11/23/2011 More Workers Using Social Networks to Find a Job
11/21/2011 Most IT Pros Happy with Their Current Jobs
11/17/2011 Stanford Offering Free iPhone/iPad Developer Courses Through iTunes U
11/15/2011 Android Phones to Gain More Traction Among Enterprises
11/10/2011 Google Rolls out Google+ Pages for Businesses
11/09/2011 BlackBerry Phones Losing Traction in the Enterprise Market
11/09/2011 Mobile Data Traffic to Grow Ten Times by 2016
11/07/2011 Tech Job Requests Growing Less Urgent, says Dice
11/03/2011 Survey Shows Dip in Confidence among IT Workers
10/31/2011 A Look at Adobe Creative Suite 5 and 5.5, Part 3
10/28/2011 A Look at Adobe Creative Suite 5 and 5.5, Part Two: Dreamweaver, Flash, and Fireworks
10/25/2011 A Look at Adobe Creative Suite 5 and 5.5, Part 1
10/20/2011 Microsoft Updates Windows Intune
10/18/2011 My Quest for the iPhone 4S
10/14/2011 Some CIOs Eyeing Decrease in IT Spending
10/13/2011 Microsoft Advising Companies to Move to Office 2010
10/06/2011 Industry Facing Shortage of Microsoft .NET Developers
10/05/2011 Employees Would Give up Key Perks to Use Their Own Mobile Devices and Apps
10/04/2011 IT Security Managers Unaware of Security Issues, says McAfee Survey
09/29/2011 Mozilla Proposes Slower Firefox Update Schedule for Enterprises
09/28/2011 Access Your Entire iTunes Library from Your Mobile Device
09/27/2011 Microsoft Launches Windows Server 8 Developer Preview
09/26/2011 How to Install the Windows 8 Developer Preview
09/20/2011 Companies Cite Virtualization as a Critical Initiative
09/14/2011 Internet Explorer Best Browser at Blocking Malware, says Report
09/12/2011 Microsoft Slowly Revealing Details about Windows 8
09/08/2011 Requests for Mobile App Developers Growing, Says Dice
09/07/2011 IT Admins Acknowledge Consumerization of IT but Still Face Hurdles
09/01/2011 Half of IT Pros Surveyed Let Users Install Their Own Software
08/29/2011 Small Businesses Not Protecting Their Virtual Servers
08/23/2011 Almost Half of Companies Lose Sensitive Information on USB Drives
08/18/2011 Healthcare Companies Providing Job Opportunities to IT Pros
08/16/2011 Symantec Finds Security Holes in Apple's iOS and Google's Android
08/15/2011 Growth in Data Brings Opportunities for IT Pros
08/12/2011 IT Spending to Grow 7.1 Percent This Year, Says Gartner
08/10/2011 A Look at Skype for the iPad
08/04/2011 Tech Savvy Workers Attracted Toward Startups
08/03/2011 Microsoft Touting IE9 as Best Browser for Business
08/01/2011 Insider Threats Pose Risk to Corporate Data, says Study
07/28/2011 IT Worker Confidence Stays Flat, but Confidence in Employer Grows
07/26/2011 LinkedIn Rolls out New Web Plug-In to Help Job Applicants
07/22/2011 Microsoft Releases Windows Live Mesh for Mac
07/20/2011 Microsoft Renews Push to Move Companies Away from Windows XP
07/19/2011 IT Spending Squeeze is Over, says New Study
07/15/2011 Almost All Businesses Surveyed Hit by Security Breach in Past Year
07/14/2011 A Quarter of Companies Say They Use Cloud Computing
07/07/2011 Get Technical Help from Microsoft's Windows Expert Community
07/06/2011 Mobile Devices Playing Key Role for SMBs
07/05/2011 Microsoft Office XP Nearing End of Support Life
06/29/2011 Microsoft Launches First Service Pack for Office 2010
06/21/2011 IT Facing Mixed Windows and Browser Environment
06/20/2011 Control Your PC from Your iPad
06/14/2011 Learn About Cloud Computing at the Microsoft Virtual Academy
06/09/2011 Majority of Hiring Managers to Hire More IT Pros During Second Half of Year
06/08/2011 Apple Provides Support Page for Businesses Using iPad
06/07/2011 Almost 9 Million Tablets Being Used by SMBs
06/02/2011 Use Ontrack to Restore Lost Data
05/31/2011 Companies Say They Don't Have Enough IT Support Staff
05/23/2011 Tablet Use Surges Among SMBs
05/17/2011 Most IT Execs Say They Support Too Many Applications
05/13/2011 Consumerization of IT Limping Along
05/11/2011 Outsourcing Costs Often Higher than Expected
05/05/2011 Create a Free Web Page through your iPhone with Zapd
05/05/2011 Imagination Technologies Records Accelerated Deployment of Video SoC IP Cores
05/03/2011 IT Index Finds Dip in Worker Confidence
05/02/2011 Google Updates Chrome Again
04/28/2011 Software Engineer Ranked Best Job for 2011
04/26/2011 A Look at the iPad 2
04/25/2011 Survey Finds Many Companies Unaware of Security Risks
04/19/2011 More Workers to Grab Email via Mobile Devices
04/15/2011 More Small Businesses Eyeing Social Media
04/12/2011 RIM to Launch PlayBook Tablet with Event on April 14
04/11/2011 Learn to Use Microsoft Products through 'How do I?' Videos
04/08/2011 Gartner Advises CIOs to Embrace Tablets
04/06/2011 A Look at Google Chrome 10