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August 18, 2011  6:57 AM

The IT Blog Top 10: August 18, 2011

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See what the IT Knowledge Exchange bloggers had to say about the Google acquisition, VMware certifications, and cloud outages. Share your own favorites posts in the comments section!

1. A big acquisition happened on Monday, and everyone’s wondering what the effects will be, including Ron Miller who believes Google could sabotage Android success with Motorola Mobility buy.

2. From the other perspective, Robin Miller explores what effects this could have on the IT job market and asks: Is it time to become an Android developer?

3. Alyssa Wood explores the value of VMware certifications and the results of a recent survey: VCP, VCDX losing value.

4. Ron Miller hopes for the future of the cloud: Amazon, Microsoft Data Centers Go Down Without Much Fanfare.

5. Sharon Fisher has a little challenge for you: How would you move 30 petabytes of data?
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August 18, 2011  6:44 AM

Featured Member: LBurkett99

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Today’s featured member, LBurkett99, is a consultant from North Carolina. His expertise in AS/400 has him busy asking and answering questions on iSeries, AS/400 administration and security.

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

Recent Questions:

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.


August 16, 2011  6:09 AM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: August 16, 2011

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This week’s most-watched IT questions has plenty of help from the community, so be sure to have a look and see if your latest IT headache is addressed.

1. Carlosdl and DoneThat provide some insight into dragging and dropping PDF files in Visual Basic 6.0.

2. GT400, NickHutcheson1, CharlieBrowne, and TomLiotta helped recent featured member ToddN2000 when his DDM won’t copy when job submitted via JOBSCDE.

3. Wondering where to start when building a data center? IT Knowledge Exchange members don’t spare a detail.

4. Carlosdl, Setirobert, Kccrosser, and Mrdenny are helping a member explore an MS SQL 2008 sudden and drastic slow down.

5. Mrdenny has some tips for a member dealing with Windows cluster troubleshooting.
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August 16, 2011  6:04 AM

Featured Member: LinuxCiscoman

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Today’s featured member, LinuxCiscoman, is a tech solutions rep from Michigan. His expertise in networking (specifically Cisco), security, and server management has been the driving force behind his contributions to the IT Knowledge Exchange community recently.

Has Paul 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.


August 11, 2011  6:16 AM

Featured Member: ToddN2000

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Today’s featured member, ToddN2000, has been programming with RPG since 1984. He doubles as a Programmer Analyst and a great help around the community, asking and answering questions on job scheduling, RPG, ILE, and AS/400.

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

Recent Questions:

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.


August 11, 2011  6:16 AM

The IT Blog Top 10: August 11, 2011

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The virtualization theme isn’t quite so prominent in this week’s IT Blog Top 10, making room for cloud outages that didn’t rock the world, storage issues galore, and the future of IT organization. Check it out and share your favorites in the comments section!

1. Ron Miller celebrates the silence: Amazon, Microsoft data centers go down without much fanfare.

2. Who says VMworld is all virtualization all the time? Not Colin Steele: Killers to play VMworld 2011 party.

3. One small step for eBay, one giant leap for flash storage.

4. Sharon Fisher has a question for you: How would you move 30 petabytes of data?

5. Get excited, but not too excited: SCOM 2012 beta, improved but not revolutionary.
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August 9, 2011  6:36 AM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: August 9, 2011

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Mrdenny’s the star of this week’s most watched IT questions, handing out his expertise on almost every question on the list. Way to go!

1. Mrdenny, Kccrosser, TomLiotta, and Carlosdl had some tips and code for a member wondering how to search more than a word in a column SQL database.

2. If you’re looking for an OWA rule to have server reply using a specific message, Mrdenny, Mdimthays, and TomLiotta might have what you need.

3. Mrdenny and ErroneousGiant have some ideas for a member setting up a SQL server on a SAN.

4. Mrdenny has a follow-up question for a member asking about Windows Server 2003 cluster resources.

5. Mrdenny has the answers for a member asking about SQL Server 2005 with VB.net.
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August 9, 2011  6:10 AM

Featured Member: SbElectric

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Today’s featured member, SbElectric, hails from Chattanooga, TN, where he works as a Project Manager. His experience in IT security, COBOL, and IBM mainframe have been a great help to the community and the forums.

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

Recent Questions:

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.


August 8, 2011  3:32 PM

What’s your tech trivia IQ?

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Tired of being mocked by your friends because you know a little too much about Microsoft? Don’t worry, at IT Knowledge Exchange, we embrace and celebrate your nerddom. Put that miscellaneous tech knowledge to good use, earning free IT books, IT Knowledge Exchange swag, and Knowledge Points by checking out the IT Knowledge Exchange Tech Trivia in our newsletters. Every Tuesday and Thursday, take a peek at the sidebar for the latest nugget of tech trivia to win. The first person to email me the correct answer wins! With two chances a week, you’re guaranteed to learn a new thing or two.

Not signed up for the newsletter? Sign up for the IT Knowledge Exchange Community newsletter by editing your account. Already receive the newsletter? Hit reply to tomorrow’s newsletter with your favorite article featured in it, and we’ll give you 50 Knowledge Points!


August 4, 2011  6:28 AM

Featured Member: WoodEngineer

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Today’s featured member, WoodEngineer, from Roseville, CA. He’s been around the community for a while now, offering his expertise in AS/400 and Windows. He has Silver and Bronze medals and he’s an AS/400 Brainiac and a Microsoft Windows Nerd. Now he has a Featured Member badge to go along with all that swag!

Has WoodEngineer 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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