Good Luck Jeff James

Friday was a sad day at the Petri IT Knowledgebase. It was the last day for Jeff James, the Editorial Director. You might not know Jeff’s name, but if you’ve worked in the Windows world you’ve seen his results:

  • Jeff was Editor-in-Chief at Windows IT Pro and TechNet Magazine
  • He was a key player in bringing Paul Thurrott to Petri
  • The reinventing of was Jeff’s work
  • And Jeff gave me the change to blog professionally

Jeff announced last week that he was moving on, and joining HP to work on their social media. Things are going great at Petri, with lots of credit going to Jeff, but he had found an tough-to-turn-down opportunity that is close to home. Anyone who is a customer of HP has won a great ally and I’m looking forward to seeing the results over the coming years.

Jeff, I hope things go great and thank you for what you’ve done for me and the readers of

3 thoughts on “Good Luck Jeff James”

  1. Thanks for the very kind words, Aidan. The redesign/relaunch/reinvention of Petri was a team effort — credit to George, Tim, Blair, Maria, and Sean at Petri also — and I was just one part of it. You’ve written great content for Petri, and have been a pleasure to work with. All the best to you as well.

    And if you’re ever make it to Colorado, the first few rounds are on me. 🙂

  2. Jeff,

    I am well aware of your work having been had the honor of counting Aidan Finn, Mark Minasi, Curt Spanburgh, et al amongst my list of wonderful friends over the years. I would also like to wish you well.


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