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Número de prêmios MVPs:
Windows IT Pro
Consumer Security, Windows Experience, Windows IT Pro
Bill has been an electronics technician since 1971 when he began repairing radios in the US Air Force. He got in to computers in 1975 when he literally stood inside a NORAD “block house” mainframe computer consisting of more than 67,000 diode vacuum tubes! His first computers were a MITS Altair 8800 and Commodore 64. As his career advanced, his duties moved from radios to IS/IT support, capping off 24 years in the USAF as the first WAN Manager for Offutt AFB, Nebraska. While in the AF he earned a BS in Electronics Management and an AS in Electronics Systems Technology. In 1995 he began consulting for Northrop Grumman IT. He was Monitoring Team Lead for Nebraska Social Services using IBM Tivoli products; Senior Engineer building PCs for 290+ General Aviation Weather/Flight Planning Satellite Terminals; and Network Engineer testing software and providing support for US State Department and DoD secure global networks. In 2004, he retired (again) to work for himself building custom PCs and IT consulting. He beta tests for Firetrust and Microsoft and volunteers his spare time sharing experiences, teaching and helping folks practice safe computing, troubleshooting and fixing computing problems, often learning something new along the way. You can find Bill online as "Bill_Bright" or "Digerati" at several IT security, Windows, and hardware support forums, including TechSupportForums, WindowsBBS, and others. He serves on the volunteer staff at Sysnative, The Windows Club, Techie7 and What the Tech.