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October 20, 2011  6:40 AM

Announcing the winners of the IT Scripts Contest

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

Whether you’re trying to perform remote operations or simple cut down on help support headaches, the entries for the community’s IT Scripts Contest had something to please everyone. It was something new around here, but we couldn’t have been happier with the results when we asked you to share the most clever, helpful scripts – in any language – that make your life easier.

Without further ado, the winners of the three Nintendo 3DS’s were:

Most Useful: CarlosDL for his script compilation that pointed to scripts he’d previously posted to help others out. Carlos actually posted several really useful scripts, making it hard to pick one, which is why we didn’t!

Most Creative: Community newcomer MakeITFunctional made a splash with CompanyX Network Adapter Reset Tool, which we loved since it helped solve a very common problem (we were helping someone tackle the same issue, via phone, just the day before) while reducing the workload for IT: A win-win all around!

Best Commentary: Mariodlg offered feedback on a couple of requests, in addition to submitting one of his own.

A big congratulations to all of our winners: We’ll be contacting you shortly to arrange your prize delivery. A special thanks also goes to Eric Hansen who was instrumental in helping kick off this contest and supplying some example scripts. Check out his blog for many more helpful tips.

Michael Morisy is the editorial director for ITKnowledgeExchange. He can be followed on Twitter or you can reach him at Michael@ITKnowledgeExchange.com.

October 20, 2011  5:00 AM

Thank you to the IT Knowledge Exchange Community

Michael Morisy Melanie Yarbrough Profile: MelanieYarbrough

I have enjoyed getting to know the members of this community, and working with some of you to make this space more conducive to your needs, to make it more your community. Tomorrow will be my last day as Assistant Community Editor at IT Knowledge Exchange. Thank you for letting me feel such a part of it, despite my sometimes lacking knowledge of the industry you are all so well-versed in.

I hope I have helped make this space a better place for you to come, to learn, and to share. It truly has been a pleasure to serve this community. I wish you nothing but the best for all of your future endeavors — IT-related and otherwise!

Best,

Melanie Yarbrough


October 18, 2011  6:36 AM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: October 18, 2011

Michael Morisy Melanie Yarbrough Profile: MelanieYarbrough

Check out this week’s most-watched IT questions for the solutions to your latest IT problems!

1. As the year begins drawing to its close, we want to hear from you in our Open IT Forum: What do you want to see from IT Knowledge Exchange in 2012?

2. If you have a question about the max size of a subfile, CharlieBrowne and TomLiotta can help you out.

3. CharlieBrowne and TomLiotta give some help, this time to a member wondering about a decimal data error in V5R4.

4. Check out one of our entries for the IT Knowledge Exchange script contest from member Carlosdl: IT Scripts compilation.

5. CharlieBrowne, PSMurray, Philpl1jb, and TomLiotta discuss reading only the active records in a flat file.
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October 18, 2011  6:01 AM

Featured Member: Infiniumpro

Michael Morisy Melanie Yarbrough Profile: MelanieYarbrough

Today’s featured member, Infiniumpro, has been bringing questions and answers to the IT Knowledge Exchange forums for some time now. If Infiniumpro has provided you with an answer recently, be sure to approve the answer and pay the knowledge forward!

Recent Questions:

Want something shiny?

We’re always looking for our next featured member, whether you’re helping out your peers in the forums or giving your two cents in the Open IT Forum discussions. Featured members are shown off in the What’s New boxes, the IT Knowledge Exchange community newsletter, the Community Blog, and on Twitter! In addition to some great swag you’ll get your very own featured member badge to flaunt on your profile page. So get moving in the community, upload a photo, and update your profile so we can properly strut your stuff!

Pay it forward.

Whether you’ve already been featured or you’re super grateful to the community member who helped you troubleshoot your data center meltdown, submit your featured member nominations today. See someone giving knock-out answers or read a particularly insightful blog post? Let us know! Tell us in the comments section here or shoot me an email.

Melanie Yarbrough is the assistant community editor at ITKnowledgeExchange.com. Follow her on Twitter or send her an email at Melanie@ITKnowledgeExchange.com.


October 13, 2011  6:22 AM

Featured Member: PSMurray

Michael Morisy Melanie Yarbrough Profile: MelanieYarbrough

Today’s featured member, PSMurray, hails from Central New York. He’s been sharing his AS/400 knowledge with the IT Knowledge Exchange community for some time now.

If he’s provided you with just the answer you were looking for, be sure to approve the answer and pay the knowledge forward!

Recent Answers:

Want something shiny?

We’re always looking for our next featured member, whether you’re helping out your peers in the forums or giving your two cents in the Open IT Forum discussions. Featured members are shown off in the What’s New boxes, the IT Knowledge Exchange community newsletter, the Community Blog, and on Twitter! In addition to some great swag you’ll get your very own featured member badge to flaunt on your profile page. So get moving in the community, upload a photo, and update your profile so we can properly strut your stuff!

Pay it forward.

Whether you’ve already been featured or you’re super grateful to the community member who helped you troubleshoot your data center meltdown, submit your featured member nominations today. See someone giving knock-out answers or read a particularly insightful blog post? Let us know! Tell us in the comments section here or shoot me an email.

Melanie Yarbrough is the assistant community editor at ITKnowledgeExchange.com. Follow her on Twitter or send her an email at Melanie@ITKnowledgeExchange.com.


October 13, 2011  6:14 AM

The IT Blog Top 10: October 13, 2011

Michael Morisy Melanie Yarbrough Profile: MelanieYarbrough

This week’s IT Blog Top 10 has something for everyone: cloud-heads, those in need of IT career guidance, and open source geeks. Let us know your favorite posts (on this list or not!) in the comments section below.

1. Ron Miller takes a close look at Microsoft’s conflicted cloud-mobile vision.

2. For your IT career planning purposes: IT Positions Least Likely to be Eliminated in the Next Decade.

3. Nick Martin delves into open source office suites: LibreOffice takes on OpenOffice.

4. Curious about the Windows 8 Developer Preview and ESXi/VMware Workstation? So was Nathan Simon.

5. Wendy Schuchart took a look back at the lessons learned from Steve Jobs’ effective leadership style right after he stepped down in August.
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October 11, 2011  1:08 PM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: October 11, 2011

Michael Morisy Melanie Yarbrough Profile: MelanieYarbrough

Check out the most-watched IT questions to see if your latest IT headache has already been solved!

1. CharlieBrowne gave the approved answer on using ENDJRN all at once.

2. One member is looking for help with network port usage.

3. Join the discussion on getting the number of deleted records from a physical file.

4. CharlieBrowne, Philpl1jb, TomLiotta, and PGMBOB help a member with page numbers in an iSeries printer file.

5. CharlieBrowne, Rickmcd, HMSSL2K, and TomLiotta discuss the use of iSeries default passwords.
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October 11, 2011  6:29 AM

Featured Member: Harisheldon1960

Michael Morisy Melanie Yarbrough Profile: MelanieYarbrough

Today’s featured member, Harisheldon1960, is a sys admin from Texas. Aside from his impressive stint in winning the IT Knowledge Exchange Tech Trivia from the newsletter, he’s around to provide you with the answers you need in the forums.

If Harisheldon1960 has provided you with the perfect answer, be sure to approve the answer and pay the knowledge forward!

Recent Answers:

Want something shiny?

We’re always looking for our next featured member, whether you’re helping out your peers in the forums or giving your two cents in the Open IT Forum discussions. Featured members are shown off in the What’s New boxes, the IT Knowledge Exchange community newsletter, the Community Blog, and on Twitter! In addition to some great swag you’ll get your very own featured member badge to flaunt on your profile page. So get moving in the community, upload a photo, and update your profile so we can properly strut your stuff!

Pay it forward.

Whether you’ve already been featured or you’re super grateful to the community member who helped you troubleshoot your data center meltdown, submit your featured member nominations today. See someone giving knock-out answers or read a particularly insightful blog post? Let us know! Tell us in the comments section here or shoot me an email.

Melanie Yarbrough is the assistant community editor at ITKnowledgeExchange.com. Follow her on Twitter or send her an email at Melanie@ITKnowledgeExchange.com.


October 10, 2011  1:11 PM

Creating a dynamic data center: Best practices (sponsored webcast)

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October 6, 2011  6:28 AM

The IT Blog Top 10: October 6, 2011

ITKE Melanie Yarbrough Profile: MelanieYarbrough

Whether you want to catch up on the latest in IT career news or you want info on Oracle OpenWorld and Windows 8, we’ve got just what you need in this week’s IT Blog Top 10. Let us know your favorite posts in the comments section!

1. Whether you’re about to enter the IT workforce, or you’re feeling around for a new direction, you probably want to read Robin Miller’s latest: IT Positions Least Likely to be Eliminated in the Next Decade.

2. Check out Nathan Simon’s installation of Windows 8 Developer Preview and ESXi/VMware workstation.

3. Did it pan out? Compare this Oracle OpenWorld 2011 preview of Exalytics, big data and more with what’s actually happening at the conference.

4. Are you having this problem, too? Enterprise social networking sucks the social out of “social.”

5. When IT politics go bad: Ex-Fed CIO Vivek Kundra’s Cloud First policy trashed.
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