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August 4, 2011  6:26 AM

The IT Blog Top 10: August 4, 2011

Melanie Yarbrough Profile: MelanieYarbrough

It seems VMware can’t get out of the headlines, what with vSphere 5 licensing aftermath and rumors about vRAM changes already stirring. Don’t worry, it’s not all bad news, as #3 demonstrates.

What were some of your favorite IT blog posts from this past week? Let us know in the comments section or send me an email at Melanie [at] ITKnowledgeExchange [dot] com.

1. Sharon Fisher asks for some advice: How would you move 30 petabytes of data?

2. Despite rumors, VMware is mum on vRAM changes.

3. We’re getting amped up about VMworld at the end of this month, especially after hearing this: Killers to play VMworld 2011 party.

4. Perhaps VMware can bounce back a little faster if it listens to Eric Siebert’s suggestions on how VMware can fix the vSphere 5 licensing mess.

5. Still no takers? Shamus McGillicuddy on recent ads, Take my company, please: Brocade, Alcatel-Lucent seeking exits.
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August 2, 2011  6:32 AM

Featured Member: CRagsdale32

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Today’s featured member, CRagsdale32, is an IT support technician with an expertise in networking. While he only has a cumulative one year of experience in the IT job market, he’s had his hands on computers since he was eight years old. From TRS-80 basic programming to the Commodore 64, Amiga 2000 and self-taught binary and hex, to teletype and mainframe, Chris’s skills have evolved with the industry. He contributes to the IT Knowledge Exchange community both through asking quality questions and answering fellow members’ questions. His goal of learning ten new things per week has benefited the IT Knowledge Exchange community.

Has CRagsdale32 answered one of your IT questions lately? Be sure to approve his answer and pay the knowledge forward.

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Want your own shiny badge?

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.


August 2, 2011  6:12 AM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: August 2, 2011

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There are a few approved answers in this week’s batch of most-watched IT questions, so check them out to see if your IT headache has been cured.

1. Check out Carlosdl’s suggestions for a member whose debugging works but application doesn’t.

2. JanBilek and Ekardris chip in on DNS and Active Directory 2008.

3. Mrdenny and Gabe9527 have some ideas for changing passwords after a network breach.

4. Mrdenny and Davidmichel supplied some tips on converting data on LTO tapes.

5. Check out ErroneousGiant’s recommendations and Orangehat’s approved answer on print server IP addresses.
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July 28, 2011  6:37 AM

Featured Member: Kccrosser

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Today’s featured member is a familiar face: Kccrosser has been around the IT Knowledge Exchange community for some time now. He uses his experience as a Senior Program Manager at Motorola Solutions and his expertise in Oracle and SQL to provide the best answers he can. With over 37 years’ experience in computer hardware, software development, and program management, Kim provides some valuable perspective and knowledge to the community. Now he can add a Featured Member Badge to accompany his Silver and Bronze medals and his Oracle, Database, Development, and SQL Server cogs!

Has Kccrosser helped you out recently? Be sure the approve his answer and pay the knowledge forward.

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Want your own shiny badge?

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.


July 28, 2011  6:22 AM

The IT Blog Top 10: July 28, 2011

Melanie Yarbrough Profile: MelanieYarbrough

VMware’s still making headlines in this week’s IT Blog Top 10 along with acquisitions, layoffs, and some good ol’ botnet hunting. What’s topping your list this week?

1. Why’s everyone fleeing the networking industry? Shamus McGillicuddy investigates why Brocade and Alcatel-Lucent are seeking exits saying, Take my company, please.

2. Ed Tittel takes a break and talks about some of his side interests: Killer…I mean KILLER…deals available on Microsoft WHS 2011.

3. Linda Tucci sheds light on a point of anxiety in IT compounded by the State Street tech layoffs: IT transformation’s dark side.

4. Impressed by EMC’s earnings announcement last week? Check out EMC’s big sellers: Isilon, FAST, and flash.

5. You know what Chris Rock said about VMware:”VMware be shoppin’, you can’t stop VMware from shoppin’.” Or something like that…
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July 26, 2011  6:26 AM

The Most-Watched IT Answers: July 26, 2011

Melanie Yarbrough Profile: MelanieYarbrough

Do any of this week’s most-watched IT questions hold the answer to your most recent tech dilemma? Check them out and let us know!

1. Mrdenny has a simple tip for someone looking into Windows Server 2008 encryption.

2. JanBilek speaks up about DNS and Active Directory 2008.

3. RamseyB, EFeliciano, and Kfan13 had suggestions for internal chat clients other than OCS.

4. Carlosdl asked for some more information on a question about debugging an application.

5. Orangehat and Saturno chimed in about detecting rogue DHCP servers.
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July 26, 2011  6:13 AM

Featured Member: Tchin

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Today’s featured member, Tchin, is a new addition to the community, but he’s hit the ground running, providing knowledge on Exchange, Windows 7, and firewalls.

Has Tchin helped you out recently? Be sure to approve those answers and pay the knowledge forward!

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Want your own shiny badge?

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.


July 21, 2011  6:59 AM

Featured Member: Philpl1jb

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Today’s featured member, Philpl1jb, is a bit of an IT Knowledge Exchange veteran. He’s been around awhile, handing out IT advice and insight on AS/400, Windows, Database, Development, SQL Server, Business Intelligence, and Data Center, and he has the badges and cogs to prove it! This platinum member has much wisdom left to share and a great sense of humor.

Has Philpl1jb helped you out recently? Be sure to approve his answer and pay the knowledge forward!

Recent Answers:

Want your own shiny badge?

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.


July 21, 2011  6:47 AM

The IT Blog Top 10: July 21, 2011

Melanie Yarbrough Profile: MelanieYarbrough

This week’s IT Blog Top 10 was not sponsored by VMware (we promise), but it’s still pretty virtualization heavy, from VMware ESXi to plenty of opinions on vSphere 5. What news were you following this past week?

1. All those cloud-haters get to mark “Say ‘I told you so’” off of their to-do lists: Why It’s Dangerous to Rely on the Cloud – At Least, If You Use Comcast.

2. Microsoft jumps on VMware’s new vSphere 5 and warns of VMware “vTax.”

3. Speaking of VMware, check out VMware ESXi 5.0 release features, courtesy of Nathan Simon.

4. And speaking of VMware ESXi 5.0, check out what other options VMware considered when deciding on vSphere 5′s licensing model.

5. Seems like the name on the tip of everyone’s tongue is VMware: pricing changes add cost to the cloud.
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July 19, 2011  6:27 AM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: July 19, 2011

Melanie Yarbrough Profile: MelanieYarbrough

This week’s most-watched IT questions are all answered or discussed by members of the IT Knowledge Exchange community. Jump in and spread your knowledge or get the answers you need.

1. Check out TomLiotta’s approved answer on COBOL/400 and DB2/400.

2. Petkoa steps up with some advice on Linux OS audit log retention.

3. Jump in on the conversation between Mrdenny and Joetiq regarding validating Active Directory login from within a stored-procedure.

4. CharlieBrowne, TomLiotta, Deepu9321, and Pdraebel help out a member trying to auto-reply to CL-created messages.

5. Ekardris’s in-depth response to a member wanting to know what components he’ll need to establish a huge LAN and WAN network was approved.
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