Blue Whale Web Partners with Paul Thurrott to Launch Technology News Site

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Award-winning technology journalist Paul Thurrott partners with Blue Whale Web to launch; Thurrott will also join the Petri IT Knowledgebase editorial team.

Blue Whale Web ( announced today that it has partnered with award-winning technology journalist Paul Thurrott to launch, an all-new technology news site primarily focused on providing news, opinion, and how-to articles focused on Microsoft products and services.

“We’re happy to partner with Paul on and welcome his new site into the Blue Whale Web family of tech publications,” says George Coll, Managing Partner of Blue Whale Web. “Much like the Petri IT Knowledgebase, Paul has always been focused on helping tech-savvy readers get the most out of their technology investments. We’re looking forward to working with Paul as he starts a new chapter with the launch of”

In addition to posting the bulk of his content on, Paul will also write daily news stories for the Petri IT Knowledgebase ( and for his Thurrott Daily email newsletter.

“I had a wonderful 15 years at the SuperSite for Windows, where it was my privilege to work alongside some amazing writers, editors, and IT experts,” says Paul Thurrott. "But I'm also excited to start a new chapter with the launch of, and I'm looking forward to working with my new colleagues at the Petri IT Knowledgebase and Blue Whale Web."

The addition of to the Blue Whale Web portfolio is the latest in a series of steps by the company to enhance its offerings and better serve the needs of readers and industry partners.

“We’re delighted to partner with Paul on the launch of his new site, and to also add his entertaining and informative voice to,” says Jeff James, Editorial Director of the Petri IT Knowledgebase. “On Petri, Paul will be writing alongside our existing family of IT experts and tech journalists, including Daniel Petri, Jeff Hicks, Aidan Finn, and Russell Smith.”

The Petri IT Knowledgebase launched an all-new site design in October 2014, and switched from a domain to a .com domain in May 2014. An investment group led by Managing Partner George Coll acquired Blue Whale Web in April 2014.

About Paul Thurrott
Paul Thurrott is an award-winning technology journalist and blogger with over 20 years of industry experience and the author of over 25 books. He is the News Director for the Petri IT Knowledgebase, the major domo at, and the co-host of two tech podcasts: Windows Weekly with Leo Laporte and Mary Jo Foley, and What the Tech with Andrew Zarian. He was formerly the senior technology analyst at Windows IT Pro and the creator of the SuperSite for Windows.

About the Petri IT Knowledgebase
As one of the world’s leading IT-related content and community sites, the Petri IT Knowledgebase offers thousands of articles focused on helping IT professionals and system administrators do their jobs faster and more effectively. In addition to having an extensive library of how-to and tutorial content focused on Microsoft Windows, Windows Server, Exchange Server, System Center, Cisco, VMware, and dozens of other IT platforms and technologies, the Petri IT Knowledgebase forums are also a popular online destination for system administrators to network and exchange information with their peers.
For additional information, follow The Petri IT Knowledgebase on Twitter @petri_co_il on Facebook (, on LinkedIn (, and Google+ (

About Blue Whale Web LLC
Blue Whale Web LLC is an independent, privately held company based in Palatine, IL. Led by President and Managing Partner George A. Coll, Blue Whale Web LLC is committed to providing the best content and community resources to help IT professionals and tech enthusiasts get the most out of their technology investments.

  • For business inquiries, contact George Coll (george(at)bluewhaleweb(dot)com)
  • For editorial inquiries, contact Jeff James (jeff(at)petri(dot)com)
  • For advertising inquiries, contact Maria Plasterer (maria(at)bluewhaleweb(dot)com)

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