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Barb Bowman


Barb Bowman has been a teacher of Philosophy 101, worked in ski area design in Aspen, Colorado, and served as a production director for U.S. and U.K. wallpaper sample photography. In 1990, she partnered with a French DOS shareware writer and entered the brave new world of online services. Over the next several years, as a consultant for Prodigy Services, Barb wrote user documentation and conducted testing for Prodigy's first Windows applications. She was part of the Internet product development team for MediaOne and later AT&T Broadband, and  Comcast High Speed Internet and was a Microsoft Expert Zone and Vista Community Columnist. She is a Windows and Devices for IT MVP whose interests cover Surface tablets, the Connected Wireless Home (IoT consumer devices) and just about anything that can be connected to an 802.11/a/g/n/ac/ax wireless network . Barb is a Volunteer Moderator for Surface and Windows and she relaxes by shooting naturescapes with her digital camera and playing guitar and piano. She lives in New Hampshire with her first generation Sony robot Aibo dog named Toto. Barb's technical blog can be found at Her photography blog can be found at