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September 15, 2011  6:47 AM

Featured Member: Voodooclanboy

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Today’s featured member, Voodooclanboy, has been helping out where he can in the forums this past week. From Windows Server to DNS Server, he’s been offering up his two cents.

Has Voodooclanboy provided you with the perfect answer? Be sure to approve his 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.

September 15, 2011  6:12 AM

The IT Blog Top 10: September 15, 2011

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This week’s IT blog top 10 has all main IT bases covered: VMworld booth babes, tablets, Windows 8, and cloud computing. For more tech news and analysis, check out the top posts below. Don’t see your favorite? Share the link in the comments!

1. Wendy Schuchart follows up her controversial post (#1 on last week’s list) with a simple survey: What’s the verdict on the VMworld 2011 booth babes?

2. Sick of hearing “iPad killer” at the drop of every tablet, Ron Miller practices pragmatism: Let’s not name Amazon tablet champ just yet.

3. Microsoft’s BUILD has begun, so let’s see how accurate Ben Rubenstein was in his guess about Microsoft’s BUILD agenda.

4. Windows 8 is on the brain. Frank Ohlhorst explores why Windows Server 8 should be full of surprises.

5. After almost a decade since it was passed into law, Ron Miller discusses how the Patriot Act casts a shadow on cloud computing.
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September 13, 2011  6:55 AM

Featured Member: DAXQ

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Today’s featured member, DAXQ, is an IT manager from Illinois. He’s been bringing his questions and answers to the IT Knowledge Exchange community for almost a year now, and we’re excited to see more from him!

If DAXQ has helped you out recently, be sure to approve his 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.


September 13, 2011  6:16 AM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: September 13, 2011

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Got a tricky IT questions? Our members are all over it in this week’s most-watched IT questions. Check them out and pitch in where you can!

1. Yorkshireman, CharlieBrowne, Philpl1jb, and TomLiotta helped a member whose COBOL code is taking too long while AS/400 compares large database files.

2. CharlieBrowne and TomLiotta are helping with a question on AS/400 transactions.

3. We’ve received some great responses from EAJewett, TomLiotta, and CharlieBrowne on what system documentation should look like, but we’re still looking for more! (Earn 150 Knowledge Points for sharing.)

4. Deepu9321, CharlieBrowne, WoodEngineer, Yorkshiremen, Paul102042, and TomLiotta are chipping in on a question about holding a parameter in batch job.

5. CharlieBrowne, Philpl1jb, TomLiotta, and Yorkshireman are trying to help solve a strange problem with locking of records.
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September 8, 2011  6:46 AM

Featured Member: TomLiotta

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Chances are, if you’ve browsed the IT Answer forums at all, you’ve seen TomLiotta around. He’s been a part of IT Knowledge Exchange for a while, and he’s always providing quality answers, asking the right questions and following up. Tom’s participation and contributions are exemplary of what community is all about and though he can be a little blunt, he’s got the badges and cogs to prove that he’s always helpful.

Tom on being a part of the IT Knowledge Exchange community:

Helping at the site helps me learn too. Some problems get me to looking into things I never would have otherwise. I learn things better because I try to find out reasons that underlie problems that I don’t run into myself. That often connects with something else that wasn’t clear before, and I get a better fundamental understanding of larger areas.

But mostly it’s just fun.

We couldn’t have said what we hoped our members get out of the community any better. Thanks, Tom!

If TomLiotta has helped you out recently – most likely with an AS/400 question – be sure to approve his 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.


September 8, 2011  6:45 AM

The IT Blog Top 10: September 8, 2011

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Tuesday morning I came back to an overload of retweets of one particular blog post. The tech community was up in arms about a topic that is hardly a topic of conversation in the IT world, though others have spoken out about it around conference time. Check out the post that made Twitterwaves on Tuesday; it’s number one on our list this week.

1. It’s about VMworld 2011, sure, but Wendy Schuchart delves into an area of the tech world seldom talked about: Why the VMworld 2011 booth babes are bad for IT.

2. HP moves forward, but the rest of us remain confused: HP decision to dump webOS still makes no sense.

3. Did you catch Mr. Denny’s “Things that PASS first timers really need to know” webcast?

4. Microsoft’s BUILD agenda remains under wraps — but here’s a guess.

5. More notes from Storage Soup’s VMworld notebook: Symantec prepares Storage Foundation 6 with primary dedupe.
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September 6, 2011  12:27 PM

Featured Member: Shiva3322

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Today’s featured member, Shiva3322, is just a student, but he’s been active in the forums trying to learn and spread his knowledge in Java. If he’s helped you out recently, be sure to approve his 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.


September 6, 2011  12:20 PM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: September 6, 2011

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This week’s most-watched IT questions are full of great recommendations and several approved answers.

1. CharlieBrowne and TomLiotta helped a member who’s not able to create procedures using STRSQL on V6R1.

2. Help solve the mystery of why one member’s backup started running 2x longer.

3. CharlieBrowne, Philpl1jb, TomLiotta, BigKat, and Brettharris give pointers on AS/400 trim.

4. Share what you plan to do with your bargain buy: Did you buy a TouchPad?

5. TomLiotta provided the approved answer on how to explore a new AS/400 application.
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September 1, 2011  6:59 AM

The IT Blog Top 10: September 1, 2011

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HP’s CEO Leo Apotheker seems to be throwing his hands up, and so are we – and the rest of the blogosphere. Despite VMworld 2011 going down in Las Vegas, it’s taking a backseat to HP’s many, many blunders. Read about both in the IT Blog Top 10 below and tell us, what was your favorite HP fail blog post from this past week?

1. Think you were the only one breathing heavy over the $99 TouchPad sale? You weren’t, except they were hyperventilating for other reasons: HP’s webOS Decision Sends Shock Waves Through Developer Community.

2. Atleast not everyone got screwed by the HP announcement since HP will make good on TouchPad refunds.

3. Ron Miller delves further into HP recent fiasco and came up with this conclusion: HP decision to dump webOS still makes no sense.

4. Killers to play VMworld 2011 party. Sad you can’t be there? You can! Well, sort of.

5. What’s in a name? We found out when Xiotech changed its name and improved ISE.
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September 1, 2011  6:45 AM

Featured Member: MDratwa

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Today’s featured member, MDratwa, is an AS/400 Nerd, and is well on his way to a Bronze badge at IT Knowledge Exchange. If he keeps doling out answers on AS/400, physical files, and COBOL, he’ll be there in no time!

Has MDratwa helped you out recently? Be sure to approve his 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.


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