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May 12, 2011  6:38 AM

The IT Blog Top 10: May 12, 2011



Posted by: MelanieYarbrough
The IT Blog Top 10

1. Got your IT career on the brain? Robin Miller helps you climb the IT ladder with six web pages that will help you write an effective resume.

2. For those not able to make it, Barbara Darrow has the Red Hat Summit 2011′s top five takeaways.

3. Ron Miller challenges major mobile mogul, says it’s time for Apple to finally close cloud-mobile loop.

4. Dave Raffo is at EMC World, and has recently updated his post on how EMC is flashing lofty SSD plans.

5. VMware kills cloud’s promise, Red Hat says. What do you think?
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May 12, 2011  6:02 AM

Featured Member: TheFinder



Posted by: MelanieYarbrough
Member Highlight

Today’s featured member, TheFinder, hails from Austin, Texas, where he spends his days as a retired engineering helping out the IT Knowledge Exchange community in the forums and posing his own IT questions. His Bronze badge will look pretty good next to his brand new Featured Member badge.

If Kurt has helped you out with an IT stumper, approve his answer and pay the knowledge forward!

Recent Questions and Answers:

Are you looking for a spiffy 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.


May 10, 2011  6:23 AM

Featured Member: Graybeard52



Posted by: MelanieYarbrough
Member Highlight

Today’s featured member, Graybeard52, hails from New Hampshire, where he spends his time helping out the IT Knowledge Exchange community with their AS/400 problems.

If Graybeard52 has helped you out recently, be sure to approve his answer and help pay the knowledge forward!

Recent Answers:

Are you looking for a spiffy 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.


May 10, 2011  6:05 AM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: May 10, 2011



Posted by: MelanieYarbrough
The most-watched IT questions

This week’s most-watched IT questions have quite a few approved answers, so check them out and see if your latest IT obstacle has been solved for you!

1. Mrdenny and Carlosdl gave tips and helpful links to a member looking to clone existing database servers to migrate to a virtual machine.

2. Mrdenny makes upgrading from Windows Server 2003 R2 to Windows Server 2008 sound easy.

3. Mrdenny and Stevesz give a member some tips for downgrading from Windows Server 2008 64-bit to 32-bit.

4. Want to remove a computer from a Windows Server 2003 domain? Mrdenny, Koohiisan, and IceCubbe have some ideas to help you.

5. Carlosdl and Mrdenny helped out a member who was unable to create a connection to database from SQL developer.
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May 9, 2011  10:00 AM

WebApps ’11 and USENIX ATC ’11 Conferences (Sponsor Post)



Posted by: ITKE
Conferences

Join us for the 2nd USENIX Conference on Web Application Development (WebApps ’11) which will take place June 15-16, 2011, in Portland, OR, as part of the USENIX Federated Conferences Week.

Back for 2011, WebApps ’11 features cutting-edge research that advances the state of the art, not only on novel Web applications but also on infrastructure, tools, and techniques that support the development, analysis/testing, operation, or deployment of those applications. The diverse 2-day conference program will include invited talks by industry leaders including Finn Brunton, NYU, on “A Tour of the Ruins: 40 Years of Spam Online,” a panel on “The Future of Client-side Web Apps,” a variety of topics and new techniques in the paper presentations, and a poster session. Since WebApps ’11 is part of USENIX Federated Conferences Week, you’ll also have increased opportunities for interaction and synergy across multiple disciplines.

Register by May 23, and save! Additional discounts are available.

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Join us for the 2011 USENIX Annual Technical Conference (USENIX ATC ’11) which will take place June 15-17, 2011, in Portland, OR, as part of the USENIX Federated Conferences Week.

Don’t miss the 3-day conference program filled with cutting-edge systems research, including invited talks by Stefan Savage on “An Agenda for Empirical Cyber Crime Research,” Finn Brunton on “Dead
Media: What the Obsolete, Unsuccessful, Experimental, and Avant-Garde Can Teach Us About the Future of Media,” and Mark Woodward on “Linux PC Robot.” Gain insight into a variety of must-know topics in the paper presentations and poster session. Since USENIX ATC ’11 is part of USENIX Federated Conferences Week, you’ll also have increased opportunities to mingle with colleagues and leading experts across multiple disciplines.

Register by May 23, and save! Additional discounts are available.


May 5, 2011  6:50 AM

Featured Member: Splat



Posted by: MelanieYarbrough
Member Highlight

Today’s featured member, Splat, is an AS/400 systems admin in Weatherford, Texas. His Silver and Bronze badges as well as his AS/400 Brainiac status are proof that he’s a staple in the IT Knowledge Exchange community. If Splat has answered one of your questions, be sure to approve his answer and pay the knowledge forward!

Recent Answers:

Are you looking for a spiffy 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.


May 5, 2011  6:43 AM

The IT Blog Top 10: May 5, 2011



Posted by: MelanieYarbrough
The IT Blog Top 10

This week’s IT Blog Top 10 is all about learning: Lessons from the Amazon outage, what Ubuntu 11.04 can offer, and what Microsoft is doing with its Patch Tuesdays. So dig in, learn a little, and hit the community with that new knowledge!

1. Despite Ron Miller’s usual cheery disposition in the face of cloud setbacks, he was a little shaken by the Amazon data loss, a more serious issue.

2. Ubuntu 11.04 beta testers are divided over Unity. Which side do you fall on?

3. Ed Bott tipped Ed Tittel off on a new Microsoft practice: Another Patch Tuesday? Round 2 for April, 2011.

4. Sharon Fisher decided to make lemonades out of the recent major cloud outage and offers disaster recovery lessons from the Amazon outage.

5. Beta testing is over, and Leah Rosin says that the Ubuntu 11.04 release improves cloud functionality and servers.
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May 3, 2011  6:35 AM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: May 3, 2011



Posted by: MelanieYarbrough
The most-watched IT questions

The most-watched IT questions are a great way to get in on the community’s latest discussions and to keep a finger on the current pulse of IT. Find great questions and answers in this week’s list:

1. Mrdenny makes merging two Active Directory 2003 domains into the same network look easy.

2. Mrdenny gave some tips and Carlosdl shared links for cloning existing database servers to migrate to virtual machines.

3. CharlieBrowne, TomLiotta, and WoodEngineer shared some insider tips on sending email through RPG IV or CL.

4. According to Mrdenny, it is possible to upgrade from Windows Server 2003 R2 to Windows Server 2008.

5. TomLiotta, HMSSL2K, DanTheDane, and Valmsmith shared some resources for a member looking for information on processors in iSeries.
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May 3, 2011  6:31 AM

Featured Member: Gabe9527



Posted by: MelanieYarbrough
Member Highlight

Today’s featured member, Gabe9527, is part Senior Domino Administrator in London and part IT Knowledge Exchange superstar. Chances are you’ve seen him around the forums helping out with questions about Lotus Notes and Lotus Domino. If Nathan has answered one of your questions, be sure to approve his answer and pay the tech knowledge forward!

Recent Answers:

Are you looking for a spiffy 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.


April 28, 2011  6:39 AM

The IT Blog Top 10: April 28, 2011



Posted by: MelanieYarbrough
The IT Blog Top 10

There are some recurring themes in this week’s IT Blog Top 10: IT careers, anti- or pro-cloud sentiments, and beta testing. Is your favorite blog post from this week missing from the list? Leave a link in the comments and spread the word!

1. Straight from the mouths of CEOs and management consultants: The best way to advance in IT – promotion or job change?

2. Always the voice of reason – and optimism – amidst a cloud crisis, Ron Miller chides all those cloud haters who jumped at the Amazon EC2 fiasco.

3. Ubuntu 11.04 beta testers are divided over Unity. Which side do you fall on?

4. Remember a year ago when Google beat Microsoft in a Los Angeles email-and-apps deal? Wondering why you haven’t heard anything else about the project? Well, you’re on the same page as the LAPD: LA proving a tarpit for Google, CSC.

5. It certainly hasn’t been a good couple weeks for cloud computing, causing Dave Raffo to wonder if it’s raining on the cloud storage parade.
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