Back in mid-October, I wrote the Windows Secrets would be going through a number of changes.
Next week, we’re launching Windows Secrets 2.0, an update of your favorite newsletter with a new format and expanded coverage. Here’s what’s changing.
As I noted in October, the newsletter is now part of the Penton publications group. We were acquired along with iNET Interactive’s other sites and services, which include Web Hosting Talk, Web Hosting Industry Review, Data Center Knowledge, Mac-Forums, Overclockers, and others.
From their titles, you can easily deduce that many of those sites are focused on business to business information. Windows Secrets, however, has always been written primarily for advanced personal-computer users — people with a keen interest in technology and business professionals who have some control over their own computing environment.
Those who follow the technology news are probably also familiar with Penton’s SuperSite for Windows, a popular site for the latest on Microsoft, Windows, and related products and services.
Currently, there’s some overlap between SuperSite and Windows Secrets. But going forward, these two highly respected sources of Windows information will become complementary sites — a one-stop place where prosumers (business professional and technology junkies) can find the latest news and comprehensive how-to help they need.
How will this work? Windows Secrets will eventually become the paid-only section of SuperSite for Windows. However, that’s a major project, so initially we plan to update the emailed newsletter and make some changes to our subscription offers.
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.