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Nov 25 2008   3:31PM GMT

IT Knowledge Exchange Community Update for 11/25/08

JennyMack Jenny Mackintosh Profile: JennyMack

Here is what’s happening in our community this week:

  • Earn Knowledge Points and win
  • Featured IT blogger: Manlio Frizzi
  • Questions of the week
  • Blog posts of the week
  • New community blogs
  • Messages from the TechTarget network

Earn Knowledge Points and win

Carlosdl, Flame, Technochic, Labnuke99, Mrdenny, Gilly400, Mshen and Philp1jb have already earned over 500 Knowledge Points toward our November gift card giveaway. There are still a few days to catch up and snag one of ten Amazon.com gift cards, just in time for your holiday shopping!

We’re giving away ten Amazon.com gift certificates to our ten most active Knowledge Point earners, so check out the details below and start earning those Knowledge Points!

http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/itanswers/community-update-new-member-contest-earn-knowledge-points-and-win

Not sure where to start? Click on any link below to be taken to each topic’s unanswered questions:

AS/400 (unanswered questions)
Channel (unanswered questions)
CIO (unanswered questions)
CRM (unanswered questions)
Database (unanswered questions)
Data Center (unanswered questions)
Data Management (unanswered questions)
Development (unanswered questions)
Exchange (unanswered questions)
Linux (unanswered questions)
Lotus Domino (unanswered questions)
Microsoft Windows (unanswered questions)
Mobile (unanswered questions)
Networking (unanswered questions)
Oracle (unanswered questions)
SAP (unanswered questions)
Security (unanswered questions)
SQL Server (unanswered questions)
Storage (unanswered questions)
Virtualization / VMware (unanswered questions)
Unified Communications / VoIP (unanswered questions)

Featured IT Blogger: Manlio Frizzi

Manlio Frizzi maintains “Virtual Aleph” — a blog completely devoted to VMware. He includes reviews of software updates, reviews other bloggers’ writings, and keeps readers updated on the latest VMware news and insights. His mission is to “share knowledge among VMware users around the world.”

Visit Manlio’s Virtual Aleph blog today:
http://virtualaleph.blogspot.com/

Questions of the Week

Over the past week, we’ve seen some great questions come through IT Knowledge Exchange, but some questions need your attention. Click on one of our selected questions below, and spread the knowledge!

>> Backup tapes usage
>> Outlook sending duplicate messages
>> Microsoft Access – moving tables
>> Excel 2007 crashes
>> Performance testing tool supporting up to 28,000 virtual users
>> Outlook 2003: Unable to delete notificatin that meeting was declined
>> How many of you are considering FCoE as a transition from Fibre Channel to Ethernet?
>> How to set our own path to XP client in a domain controller of Windows Server 2003
>> Need a checklist to audit a typical SAN to record all the components
>> How do I make this AXUS DAS work as a NAS?

Blog Posts of the Week

Browse the sampling of selected blog posts below or go here to view all:

>> [e-Home] Home automation (If it has a plug, it’s IT stuff)
>> Encryption and decryption with VBScript (VBScript Network and Systems Admin Cafe)
>> Tools for documentation – Network discovery & monitoring (IT Trenches)
>> VMware Workstation 6.5 new features (Nathan the IT Guy)
>> The new and improved shape of CompTIA A+ (IT Career JumpStart)

Start your own IT blog and earn some extra cash!

New Community Blogs

>> Survival Guide for the IT Professional | Thomas Wilson
This blog is not a placement service or a job posting board but a place for IT professionals to gather and share helpful tips and tricks about getting and keeping IT employment. Topics will include what types of certifications are hot in the marketplace today, how to get pass the moron patrol that is known as HR, and where to start on a Data Center build out plan. I’ll also cover how to work around budget constraints and keep a project moving and in budget. We are all brothers and sisters in this corporate world and we need to watch each other’s back.
http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/it-career-guide/

>> SBS 2003 and beyond | Roger Crawford

This blog will cover the everyday problems and fixes I encounter with Small Business Server 2003 and SBS 2008. I will also be looking at Server 2008 mainly with TS Gateway, Published Applications, Terminal Services and HyperV. Whatever I may have encountered in my travels in dealing with a Small Business and their needs.
http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/sbs/

Messages from the TechTarget network

>> IT Salary Exclusive from SearchCIO.com

The results are in and the findings are clear! Despite the economic downturn, IT executives are maintaining job stability and are confident it will continue. In fact, the confidence is translating into better salaries, increased job satisfaction and an improved work/life balance. Access IT career survey analyses here.

>> Free Virtual Event: Extending Exchange for Mobility

Before your team takes off for the Thanksgiving holiday, make sure to take a minute to register for this exclusive online event taking place on December 4! Exchange MVP Richard Luckett and Lee Benjamin of ExchangeGuy Consulting will provide effective and practical methods to extend unified communication (UC) applications to your mobile workforce in order to deliver secure, high performance, mobile messaging. Find out what applications are currently available for mobile devices and how Exchange can play a key role in your mobile UC plan. Don’t miss out – register today to get expert best practices and tips right from the comfort of your desktop!

>> Fundamentals of Compliance: Webcast

Government and industry regulations have turned identity and access management strategies into a fundamental aspect of data security. However, implementing these tools to maximize your compliance efforts can be an expensive and time-consuming challenge. Learn to do more with less by attending “The Fundamentals of Compliance” webcast December 11th, 2008 at 2:00 pm EST – mark your calendar and register today.

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