Microsoft Windows is a HUGE topic. And you can typically find a lot of information regarding the platform. However, much of the best information I have ever read came from blogs of individuals where they share their personal experiences, knowledge and tips straight from their own experience. This is where I find the most value.
We can all read or search the internet for “Windows blog” or “Windows news” etc. And find things on some of the biggest platforms like Microsoft’s blog itself and others. But again, I don’t feel like you truly get the candid information and often times, painful lessons learned in those avenues. Only written from someone who has done it personally can express extremely valuable insight.
To get to the point, here is the list I’ve assembled that I find to be the most valuable. Some of these blogs aren’t even directly tailored to Windows, but offer some very insightful information that affects the Microsoft Platform. I hope you find this list useful.
Krebs on Security is a product of Brian Krebs, who was a reporter for The Washington Post from 1995 through 2009. Brian came into the information technology space by accident and has learned much of what he knows through risk, experience and peers.
Paul Thurrott is another person who’s been in the space for a very long time. Both in the blogging and in the information technology space. Prior to his blogging career, Paul was a Senior Technology Analyst at WindowsITPro.
Thomas Limoncelli has a very good blog for us Sysadmins out there. He’s also written several books regarding systems administration and currently works for Stack Exchange.
And of course, my own blog. Why? Well I’m not self centered, there’s a reason. I’ve had several blogs in the past where I have lost a lot of content and experiences due to my own risk taking with web development and hosting providers. My blog serves a dual purpose:
- It’s an IT scratchpad for my notes on something I did so that I can do it again later without much effort.
- The reason you’re reading this article right now. For others to enjoy the content.
If none of these blogs aren’t really itching the need for a good Windows Blog, try this Reddit thread on general Sysadmin blog recommendations. There’s some good ones in there too.