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May 24, 2011  6:05 AM

Featured Member: Mattcassell

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Today’s featured member, Mattcassell, is an IT admin in Nova Scotia. He’s been working in IT for about five years, starting off in basic desktop support. Matt has worked primarily in the financial industry with some experience at a small development company. Spending the past few years focusing on backup strategy and disaster recovery, and completely rebuilt a former employer’s infrastructures into a VMware ESX environment. Matt has found that both his ITIL v3 Foundation and VCP 3.5 certifications have helped with those endeavors. He is currently working toward his MCITP, both SA and EA. From VMware VCP 3.5 to Windows Server 2000-2008 R2, Matt has been using his expertise to share the knowledge wealth with the community.

If Mattcassell has helped you out recently, 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 20, 2011  6:06 PM

All the ways to win $100!

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If you’ve been hanging around IT Knowledge Exchange within the past month, chances are you’ve heard about our latest contest. But, what you might not have heard about are all of the ways you can pull ahead faster in the running. Below are some of the knowledge point bounties that we’ve featured in the community including a new one. Get going on these and rack up those points before the contest ends in twelve days! Many of these are networking related, since it’s Networking Month, but there is something for everyone:

So get going, and get closer to being one of the ten who’ll get $100 Amazon.com gift cards!


May 19, 2011  6:50 AM

Featured Member: Nickhutcheson1

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Today’s featured member, Nickhutcheson1, has been racking up the knowledge points by answering questions on security administration, AS/400, and SQLPRGLE. The featured member badge is his first, but if he keeps it up, it won’t be his last!

Has Nick answered one of your IT 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 19, 2011  6:38 AM

The IT Blog Top 10: May 19, 2011

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From recaps of last week’s EMC World to the hard days facing cloud computing, this week’s IT blog top 10 has a little something for everyone. Which IT blog posts have made your top 10 list this week? Let us know in the comments section!

1. Ron Miller has some good news and bad news as the horrible stretch for cloud computing continues.

2. Ron Miller discusses the difference between Google and its partners: Google can go slow with Honeycomb while tablet makers can’t.

3. As long-distance vMotion inches toward reality, Beth Pariseau wonders who will use it.

4. Were you a part of VMware Fusion 4 beta testing?

5. Another addition to the PlayStation network breach puzzle: Sony breach started with attack from Amazon EC2.
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May 17, 2011  8:32 AM

Featured Member: Dee101

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Today’s featured member, Dee101, is an IT consultant for small and non-profit businesses. She’s brought her expertise to the IT Knowledge Exchange community many times, answering questions on Internet Explorer 9, Outlook, Windows 7, and Windows licensing. If Debra has helped you out recently, be sure to approve her 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 17, 2011  6:12 AM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: May 17, 2011

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This week’s most-watched IT questions have quite a few answers and some great discussions, so if something’s been plaguing you, peruse the list below to see if your problem has already been solved by the community.

1. A member has some questions regarding licensing for SAP on Systemi (AS/400).

2. Mrdenny and IceCubbe cleared up a member’s question about SAN implementation.

3. Gabe9527 and Mrdenny gave some pointers to a member looking to fail over with a two disk hardware mirror.

4. Koohiisan, CharlieBrowne, and TomLiotta did their best to help with one member’s subfile code for AS/400.

5. CharlieBrowne and TomLiotta gave their best tips for finding the RPG38 source after the LIBTEST has been deleted.
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May 12, 2011  6:38 AM

The IT Blog Top 10: May 12, 2011

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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

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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

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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

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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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