AskWoody.com offers news, tips, and support for Microsoft Windows, Office, PCs and other tech. It is run by Woody Leonhard and one of the prime news sources for Windows administrators and users on the Internet.
Woody Leonhard created AskWoody.com back in 2004 (one year before I created Ghacks) and has been running the site ever since.
Read on to find out why we love the site and consider it one of the must go-to sites when it comes to Microsoft Windows patching, updating and issues.
Latest articles are displayed on the homepage. The content focuses on Microsoft products, especially Microsoft Windows and Office, and here especially on patching, updates, and issues that users or administrators may experience.
Woody Leonhard is the top poster on the site but other authors have found permanent residence on the site as well; this includes Susan Bradley who writes the Patch Watch column on AskWoody.
Just like it is the case here on Ghacks, it is not just the articles that make AskWoody a great resource. The community plays an equally big part in it; if you check the comment section of forum, you will get different perspectives, additional information and tips, and other things that add value to the site.
You may sign up for an account on the site to participate actively. Note that you may publish anonymously as well if you prefer that just like you can do here on Ghacks.
Users who donate get a plus membership. Donations help keep the site up and running. One interesting aspect of being a Plus member is that you get access to the Plus Newsletter which is the official successor of the Windows Secrets newsletter. The newsletter offers great articles by industry veterans.
AskWoody looks like many other tech blogs out there on first glance. If you just glance, you may not realize what a jewel it is.
Stick around, and you will see that it offers great content, especially about Windows updates and issues that users may experience.
It is a must-visit site in my opinion as a system administrator, regardless of whether you administrate a single Home PC or PCs in a company network.
Now You: What is your take on AskWoody?
Ghacks is a technology news blog that was founded in 2005 by Martin Brinkmann. It has since then become one of the most popular tech news sites on the Internet with five authors and regular contributions from freelance writers.