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posted by janrinok on Saturday January 17 2015, @09:29PM   Printer-friendly
from the going-live-today dept.

Longtime Microsoft-centric journalist and blogger Paul Thurrott has left Supersite for Windows, and the website he founded sixteen years ago, and its sister site Windows IT Pro, for reasons explained in his farewell post. The sites (the former of which is still branded 'Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows' for now, but that will surely change) will be maintained by a staff of journalists employed by Penton, an information services conglomerate.

Thurrott's new site,, went live on January 17 with a photo of a coffee cup; the site's tab headings indicate a continuation of the Microsoft focus, but the tag "News & Analysis for Tech Enthusiasts" leaves the door open for broader coverage. Thurrott has also signed on as a contributor to Petri IT Knowledgebase; the timing of the move was not coincidental:

So when Blue Whale Web Managing Partner George Coll and I had the opportunity to bring Paul aboard as a contributor to the Petri IT Knowledgebase and to partner with him to launch an all-new tech website at, we jumped at the chance.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 18 2015, @05:17PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 18 2015, @05:17PM (#135836)

    He may have had a fundamental disagreement with his employers over the site's direction. Penton would want good relations with Microsoft and its business partners so they can maximize their ad revenues. Thurrott, while historically has been somewhat of a cheerleader for Redmond, also wants journalistic independence. This type of article [] might have led to closed door discussions.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 18 2015, @07:30PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 18 2015, @07:30PM (#135856)

    So... many... words... in that article.

    They probably asked him to start getting to his point a little sooner.