Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Guest Blog Article From Barbara Poole-Backup Methods

An online friend I have from a genealogy class and ongoing group site we share, informed me she had some additional information regarding Back Ups. I asked her if she would like to prepare something that I could post on my blog, which she has agreed to do. Some of you may remember seeing other guest posts from her on Steve's Genealogy Blog. I welcome and thank Barbara Poole as a guest poster to my blog! Please read her article below!


"On Tuesday, January 6, 2009, Msteri wrote an article about Back Up Methods. This is in reply to her column. There were a number of comments about the topic, and I thought some of the readers might be interested in learning that the January 2009 issue of Smart Computing has a rather large section on backing up your data.

If you are interested in reading about back ups from this magazine, I suggest you check it out at a newsstand, library or subscribe to it. The link for this magazine is http://www.smartcomputing.com/ Two days ago, when I began this article, the January issue showed, but now it is the February issue. The chapter Did You Really Back Up has the following articles: Backup 101 Prevent A Data Disaster; Backup Media Make Your Data Impervious To Crashes; Backup Software Automatically Archive Your Data; Online Backup Options Services For Safeguarding Important Data; Vista Backup & Restore Center Set It & Forget It and Recovery Software & Services Lost, But Not Gone Forever.

I have been subscribing to this publication for about 16 years, back when the title was PC Novice…so glad they changed the title to Smart Computing (nobody wants to be a novice for 16 years!) In my opinion, it is a top notch publication with very little advertising. There are a lot of great glossy pictures, many topics that range from fixing problems, wireless networks, new products & reviews, Q & A, software lessons (Word, Adobe, Excel, Browsers, etc., all with clear instructions), and many more subjects. I think everybody would benefit from at least checking it out, there is something for everybody. They often give genealogy software reviews as well. For the bloggers, there is an article Use Word As A Blog Composer. In addition, there is free computer support, full access to their sister publications and other benefits."


Barbara has informed me of this magazine before, and for some reason I had forgotten about it. I will make sure to check into it this time! Thank you so much for sharing this information with us Barbara! I am sure it will be a great help to many genealogists and bloggers, a real benefit to us all!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts!

Msteri


3 comments:

  1. Msteri, my husband and I got a three-year subscription to Smart Computing about four years ago when we decided to build a new computer. We went to the library to check out computer magazines and this one just stood out as easy-to-understand, yet very comprehensive in the depth and scope of information it covered. One of the things I loved about it is that as a subscriber, we had access to all of their online magazine articles, not just for Smart Computing, but for PC World and three other magazines they published as well.

    I think it's time to renew our subscription!

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  2. Hi Miriam,

    Well, this was a nice reminder then for you. I like easy to understand!I have looked at it and plan to get a subscription in today! Thanks for commenting!

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  3. Ok, I did it, I ordered this magazine for three years!

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