Lance Whitney

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

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