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October 4, 2011  12:51 PM

Featured Member: Justty

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Today’s featured member, Justty, is a Senior Network Admin who hails from Kansas City. From large financial institutions with over 1,000 servers to small pharmaceutical companies with about 30 servers, Ben’s experience runs the gamut. He has designed and supported various applications and technologies, ranging from Citrix metaframe to Domino to FTP servers and VMware vSphere. Have a question regarding servers? Chances are Justty will have an answer or a suggestion for you.

Has Justty helped you out recently? Be sure to approve the answer and pay the knowledge forward!

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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 4, 2011  6:54 AM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: October 4, 2011

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Check out what IT questions our members are keeping an eye on this week.

1. Mrdenny and KH discuss updating SQL 2000 data.

2. Mrdenny gives some advice on network port usage.

3. Can anyone help CompEng develop a TSQL query?

4. Check out Carlosdl’s VB script to monitor files on Windows machines from a Zenoss server, then submit your own!

5. Mrdenny and Carlosdl help a member use a database backup from lower version to higher version of SQL Server.
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September 30, 2011  10:40 AM

8 reasons why Desktop Virtualization projects fail & best practices (sponsored webcast)

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Many companies have tried to pilot desktop virtualization and are finding that it is not the same as server virtualization. Pilots are not taking off and moving to production. While there are many reasons for this, we have identified 8 key reasons why these projects fail. Join this webcast with Gabe Knuth from BrianMadden.com, Travis Brown from Dell and Rich Nockels from Intel to learn:

  • 8 key reasons for desktop virtualization project failures
  • Critical need to segment users before you proceed with the pilot
  • What you need to do after you identify user needs
  • Elements to watch out for
  • Best practices in desktop virtualization services

The webcast will take place October 4 at 1:30 PM EDT. Get more information and sign-up details.


September 29, 2011  2:14 PM

The IT Blog Top 10: September 29, 2011

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Check out the IT blog posts that got the most views this past week.

1. Robin Miller shares some ideas for simple programs ordinary people want you to write.

2. Windows Phone 7 Mango is ready. Does it matter? Ron Miller wants to know.

3. Nathan Simon works through the Windows 8 Developer Preview and ESXi/VMware workstation installation so you don’t have to.

4. The Virtualization Room announces its new advisory board member.

5. Ron Miller discusses the rise of the country cloud.
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September 29, 2011  6:47 AM

Featured Member: Pop59

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Today’s featured member, Pop59, has been with the IT Knowledge Community for several years. He’s helped out fellow members with concerns about antivirus software and networking hardware.

If Pop59 has helped you out recently, be sure to approve the answer and pay the knowledge forward!

Recent Answers:

You could earn a badge, too!

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.


September 27, 2011  7:22 AM

Featured Member: Gengw2000

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Today’s featured member, Gengw2000, is fairly new to the community, but has been spreading knowledge on Wireless, web filtering, and DNS.

Has Gengw2000 helped you out recently? Approve the answer and pay the knowledge forward!

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You could earn a badge, too!

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.


September 27, 2011  7:15 AM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: September 27, 2011

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From members sharing IT Scripts to a growing IT forum on IT’s role in customer service, this week’s most-watched IT questions offers more than your usual list of tech headaches.

1. This isn’t exactly a question, but it is Carlosdl’s entry to IT Knowledge Exchange’s current contest: VB Script to monitor files on Windows machines from a Zenoss server.

2. We’ve been getting some great perspective – from customers and IT pros alike – on what IT’s role in customer service should be versus what it is.

3. CharlieBrowne and TomLiotta help a member with job history.

4. Check out Saturno’s approved answer on having Windows Server 2000 and Windows Server 2008 R2 on the same LAN.

5. Mrdenny shared some pointers on licensing for publishing ASP.NET websites.
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September 26, 2011  8:12 AM

Part 2: Dell’s own story of Windows 7 migration (sponsored webcast)

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With its faster performance, enhanced manageability, and improved security and compliance features, Windows® 7 is the new “must have” platform for enterprises. But making a successful move to Windows® 7 requires careful planning. Join us for an in-depth look at the issues global technology provider Dell faced when rolling out Windows® 7 in its own environment. Dell examined all the same questions organizations like yours would need to consider, including assessing whether to continue using current hardware and software, how a large OS rollout would affect the network, how to migrate user settings and data, and whether to put email or other data in the cloud.

This Wednesday, on September 28 at 1:30 PM EDT, join Dell IT and infrastructure experts for an interactive webinar to learn how Dell reduced complexity and accelerated its Windows® 7 deployment schedule-and how your organization can too.

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September 22, 2011  6:40 AM

The IT Blog Top 10: September 22, 2011

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This week’s IT blog top 10 covers all the majors from September so far: Windows 8, the IT job market, Target’s website blunder. Check them out, and share your own favorite blog posts in the comments section!

1. Wondering how the Windows 8 Developer Preview and ESXi/VMware Workstation work together, if at all? Nathan Simon experimented and chronicled his experience.

2. Don’t lose heart if the job market is looking less-than-optimistic these days. Go into business with yourself with Robin Miller’s list of some simple programs ordinary people want you to write.

3. Jack Vaughan covers how GigaSpaces improves Java coverage for Microsoft’s Azure compute cloud.

4. The Patriot Act strikes again. Ron Miller talks about the rise of the country cloud.

5. VMware-exclusive no more! Cisco Nexus 1000V will support Hyper-V 3.0.
Continued »


September 22, 2011  6:25 AM

Featured Member: CompEng

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Today’s featured member, CompEng, is an engineer in Pennsylvania who’s been bringing his questions to IT Knowledge Exchange since mid-2009. Now he has a Featured Member badge to go with his Bronze Medal!

Recent Posts:

You could earn a badge, too!

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.


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