Author Mathew Diekhake

Mathew Diekhake is a Microsoft Systems Administrator from Australia and also the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of WindowsTutorials.com.

Education

He graduated from DDLS as a CompTIA A+ Certified IT technician certificate training (parts 1 and 2), and earned many other certificates of excellence, including becoming a qualified service desk analyst, installing, configuring, and administering Windows XP Professional, managing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 environment, and maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 environment. He then went on to become a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS), a Microsoft Certified Professional, a Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCTIP), a Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (MCSA), Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator: Messaging on Microsoft Windows Server 2003, a Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Server Administrator on Windows Server 2008.

Experience

His area of expertise is with computer operating systems and web browsers—in particular, managing and maintaining systems and software. Since 2011, Mathew has written tens of thousands of articles on computer software covering a wide range of topics, including Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Android, and other operating systems, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and other web browsers. His oldest work can be found on ConsumingTech.com, where he began blogging on computer operating systems and web browsers before creating more technical writing oriented domains such as WindowsTutorials.com. He also spent three years writing for dotTech.org, a once top 20,000 Alexa ranking tech blog owned by the same company that runs SharewareOnSale.com, one of the most successful shareware websites in the world still to this day.

Mathew’s contributions to the Windows Insider program and messages to the Windows Insider team directly has contributed to some of the Windows 10 features that you see today. Some examples include there no longer being any sound when you move the volume slider from the system tray, and the Cortana icon being removed from the search box. Mathew emphasized the default sound from the slider needed to be removed because it can be a lot louder than the video that you’re watching, which meant that you couldn’t turn up those videos without having to create a louder Windows default sound which can be disruptive to an environment. Mathew also felt it was important to move Cortana out of the search box so that people could understand that search was not directly related to Cortana and perhaps that would get people to better realize how powerful the ability to search is. Both ideas were adopted by early 2019.

Publications

Mathew is the founder, editor, and lead technical writer/tech journalist of the following online publications:

  • WindowsTutorials.com
  • BrowserTutorials.com
  • FirmwareTutorials.com
  • TechTutorials.org
  • ConsumingTech.com

On his domains, Mathew also spends a lot of time trying his best to answer questions to queries that readers leave in the comments. Between writing new articles and answering questions, Mathew can usually be found online seven days a week and almost around the clock. You can reach out to him at admin@windowstutorials.com. Please note, all questions related to his content should be left as comments beneath the articles, as he does not provide computer support via email.

At WindowsTutorials.com, Mathew hopes to one day create a thriving tech community filled with Microsoft Windows enthusiasts who wish to learn more about the Windows operating system.