Author Archives: Tracey Capen

Tracey Capen

About Tracey Capen

Editor in chief Tracey Capen was the executive editor of reviews at PC World magazine for 10 years, from 1995 to 2005. He was InfoWorld's managing editor of reviews from 1993 to 1995 and worked in the magazine's test center and as networking editor from 1989 to 1992. Between his stints at InfoWorld, he was senior labs editor at Corporate Computing magazine.

Lessons learned from infrastructure failures

Here’s how to keep your computers connected to the Internet come power outages or ISP disconnections. Also: Another nail in the privacy coffin, trouble for Kindle authors, and some clarification on Win10 upgrading.

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A new Windows Secrets FAQ and a Microsoft reorg

Better late than never, we’ve finally put up a page for frequently asked questions about Windows Secrets subscriptions. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is putting his stamp on Microsoft, most recently with a major reorganization of its engineers; plus, data security and a good story about computer code.

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MS announces release date for Windows 10

It’s official: Windows 10 will be formally released on July 29 — but not for everyone. Microsoft surprised many current Win7 and Win8 users with an on-screen message announcing the event and free upgrades.

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Upgrading Windows: An ever-more-complex decision

Windows 10 Technical Preview build 10122 gives a clear image of where Windows is going. But do we want to follow? Also: Finding a quick solution to Firefox synching issues and a useful discussion about machine names on the ShieldsUp! site.

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Off-the-record discussions about technology

Get a group of techies together, and there’s bound to be some interesting discussions — such as how to revive old technology. Also: A handy tool for discovering local IP addresses, and another unscheduled batch of updates from Microsoft.

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Windows Secrets New Year’s special edition

As noted in the previous issue, this New Year’s edition of Windows Secrets contains republished versions of some of your favorite stories.

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Windows Secrets taking a holiday break

Like most of Windows Secrets readers, the newsletter’s contributors and editors are looking forward to visiting friends and family during the end-of-year holiday season.

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A remote Windows Secrets Thanksgiving

To celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, Windows Secrets’ editor in chief is on the road, visiting family. This age of Internet everywhere and mobile computing makes remote publishing relatively easy — especially with a bit of preparation.

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