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November 10, 2011  2:39 PM

The IT Blog Top 10: November 10, 2011

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

1. Mark Fontecchio reports on what might be a well-warranted delay in Oracle vs. Google: How long is 22 million pages? Long enough to take 40 years for a speed reader to get through with zero breaks.

2. MrDenny breaks the news of SQL Server 2012 Licensing Changes, cause for some consternation and joy throughout the community.

3. Ron Miller reports as Microsoft Continues to Struggle for Smart Phone Market Share.

4. Miller again: Me thinks Eric Schmidt doth protest too much.

5. Nathan Simon has some warnings for those who want the Windows 8 Developer Preview on a ESXi/VMware Workstation.

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November 8, 2011  4:18 PM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: November 8, 2011

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

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

1. The OS Wars wage on: Newbie Gidid asks whether Windows or Linux is better for a mid-sized bank: MrDenny responds it’s the people, not the platform. Agree? Chip in on the thread.

2. Ankita has a problem with a OPNQRY File, but community input on syntax, style and keywords helped solve it.

3. A member has some questions about upgrading from 32bit to 64bit SQL Server: Fortunately, MrDenny explains the migration is simpler than you’d think.

4. Sedrick was having trouble with Windows Server Event Viewer, but was able to find the root problem which they then shared with the community.

5. A user ran into some Oracle Forms problems; fortunately, Carlosdl had some tips.

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November 3, 2011  1:53 PM

The IT Blog Top 10: November 3, 2011

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

1. HP Needs to Find a Plan and Stick to It

2. Windows zero-day flaw used in Duqu attacks

3. Considering Conferences

4. Mastering DR is a critical skill for storage pros

5. Duqu Trojan investigation: Indian authorities seize Web hosting provider servers

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November 1, 2011  12:50 PM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: November 1, 2011

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

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

1. Ankita discovered that if you try some times, you just might get what you need: They were tackling some basic AS/400 programming and a number of community members helped them out.

2. CarlosDL shares a savvy scheduling script, and others help him perfect it.

3. CharlieBrowne and TomLiotta offer tips on backing up AS/400.

4. Newbie Gidid asks whether Windows or Linux is better for a mid-sized bank: MrDenny responds it’s the people, not the platform. Agree? Chip in in the thread.

5. Members discuss careers in Ethical Hacking, including whether school, certs or experience are best.

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October 27, 2011  2:12 PM

Congratulations to the winners of the HP Elite Series Scavenger Hunt! (Sponsored)

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

We’ve tallied up the winners of our latest contest, the HP Elite Series Scavenger Hunt, and we wanted to take a moment to congratulate on the winners and thank everyone who participated! And now, drumroll please …

The Grand Prize of 5 HP Elite Series Mobile Workstations: AndrewL82

1st Prize ($100 HP Gift Card): Sam

2nd Prize ($50 HP Gift Card): Guy

3rd Prize ($25 HP Gift Card): Kimerling

Congratulations to all the winners, and stay tuned for our next big contest, coming soon!


October 25, 2011  11:19 AM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: October 25, 2011

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

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. Ankit2002 wonders how to pull some unique AS/400 fields when the database is in less than ideal shape, and a host of users help out.

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 20, 2011  11:40 AM

The IT Blog Top 10: October 20, 2011

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

From the open source office to remembering Steve Jobs, this week’s top posts can offer a peak at the world of IT from every angle.

1. Nick Martin breaks down the Battle Royale as LibreOffice takes on OpenOffice in the battle of the open source.

2. Matt Huesser asks, “What Steve Jobs Can Teach Us?” The answer might surprised you.

3. Dell pulls the plug on EMC relationship, as reported by Dave Raffo.

4. Nathan Simon offers some tips on getting Windows 8 to run … virtually.

5. Are IT Workers the Coal Miners of the 21st Century? Matt Heusser makes a compelling argument. Continued »


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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