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March 1, 2011  6:11 AM

Featured Member: BigKat



Posted by: MelanieYarbrough
Member Highlight

Today’s featured member, BigKat, has been helping out the ITKnowledgeExchange community for a while now. He has a Silver badge, and he’s making his way up the cogs ladder in AS/400, database, and development. He uses his 15+ years of experience in System i to inform his answers around the community. Kevin is a Senior Staff Consultant for Affiliated Resource Group in Ohio, where he helps clients implement solutions and informs them to better their operations and bottom lines. He has experience in application design, development, and support of multiple system integration activities for a global pharmaceutical distribution company.

If Kevin has answered one of your questions, be sure to approve his answer and pay the knowledge forward!

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We want to feature you!

We’re always on the look out for our next featured member. If we see you over at IT answers, helping out your peers and offering your two cents in the open IT forums, chances are we’ll want to highlight you, too! Update your profile and upload a photo so we can properly strut your stuff.

Already been featured? Pay it forward.

We’re still looking for your personal nominations for outstanding IT Knowledge Exchange members! So if you see someone giving knock-out answers in the forum or you read a particularly insightful blog post from one of our members, let us know! Tell us in the discussion area 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.

February 28, 2011  3:53 PM

Join us in Boston, March 30-April 1, 2011, for USENIX NSDI ’11 (sponsored)



Posted by: ITKE
Networking

NSDI ’11 brings together leading researchers to explore the design principles of large-scale networked and distributed systems. This year’s technical program includes 27 technical papers with topics including data-intensive computing, energy and storage, debugging and correctness, and more. NSDI ’11 will also feature a poster session showcasing early research in progress. Take advantage of this opportunity to meet with premier researchers in the computer networking, distributed systems, and operating systems communities.

Register by March 7 and save! Additional discounts are available.


February 24, 2011  6:11 AM

Featured Member: IceCubbe



Posted by: MelanieYarbrough
Member Highlight

Today’s featured member, IceCubbe, is a system engineer in Johannesburg, South Africa. His expertise includes Exchange, Windows Servers, VMware, and Windows 7. He’s been super helpful in the community as of late, so if he’s helped you out, be sure to approve his answer and pay the knowledge forward!

Recent Answers:

We want to feature you!

We’re always on the look out for our next featured member. If we see you over at IT answers, helping out your peers and offering your two cents in the open IT forums, chances are we’ll want to highlight you, too! Update your profile and upload a photo so we can properly strut your stuff.

Already been featured? Pay it forward.

We’re still looking for your personal nominations for outstanding IT Knowledge Exchange members! So if you see someone giving knock-out answers in the forum or you read a particularly insightful blog post from one of our members, let us know! Tell us in the discussion area 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.


February 24, 2011  6:05 AM

The IT Blog Top 10: February 24, 2011



Posted by: MelanieYarbrough
The IT Blog Top 10

Check out our list of this week’s IT blog top 10 for the latest on the cloud, VMware, NetApp, Windows 7 and more. Share your favorites posts in the comments section!

1. Ron Miller isn’t convinced you have any good excuses left and asks: If the U.S. gets the cloud, why not you?

2. Ready for the joke of the week? Colin Steele shares VMware CTO Steve Herrod’s idea of a good laugh: What do Hyper-V and the VMware CTO’s dog have in common?

3. Jack Vaughan on the End of Days for Java. Is Java a dead end for enterprise application development?

4. The countdown to Windows 7 Service Pack 1 is over! Is anyone applying the service pack and loving it? Hating it? Share your thoughts with Tony Bradley at Windows 7: Through the Looking Glass.

5. It’s a simple case of demand trumping supply. Too bad the solution isn’t quite as simple: NetApp can’t keep up with FAS3200 demand, by Dave Raffo.
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February 22, 2011  4:55 PM

Congratulations to our iPad Contest Winners



Posted by: MelanieYarbrough
Contests, ipad, ITKE

Thank you to everyone for participating in our iPad contest! We’ve seen some great questions, answers, and discussions in the past month thanks to all of you. From your Security Worst-Cases to your must-read tech blogs, you’ve shared your knowledge and experience and we’ve shared knowledge points. Congratulations to the five lucky winners of the draw:

Don’t worry, there are still plenty of opportunities to win sweet prizes around IT Knowledge Exchange, so keep your eyes peeled!


February 22, 2011  6:31 AM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: February 22, 2011



Posted by: MelanieYarbrough
The most-watched IT questions

This week’s most-watched IT questions is a great show of what the community’s capable of with a little bit of collaboration. See the perfect solution in the answer or discussion section? Be sure to approve the answer and pay the knowledge forward!

1. Hlx and Mrdenny gave some suggestions for a member wondering about storage area network certifications.

2. Mrdenny, Rechil, and Ingram87 suggest some ways to enable telnet or SSH access into Active Directory.

3. Lively discussion on multi-site, single-domain setup and which domain controller authenticates logins amongst Ingram87, Mrdenny, Saturno, and Spadasoe.

4. Mrdenny, Ingram87, and Yogender try to help Eliyevelxan figure out why his Windows Server 2008 services won’t start.

5. CharlieBrowne and TomLiotta collaborate to remedy the error in subfile programming that Sangay’s been receiving.
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February 22, 2011  6:01 AM

Featured Member: Pdraebel



Posted by: MelanieYarbrough
Member Highlight

Today’s featured member, Pdraebel, is a system engineer in Belgium where he works on IBM midrange, which he’s been doing since the mid-80s. If Peter’s helped you out on a question about System i or anything else, be sure to approve his answer and pay the knowledge forward.

Recent Answers:

We want to feature you!

We’re always on the look out for our next featured member. If we see you over at IT answers, helping out your peers and offering your two cents in the open IT forums, chances are we’ll want to highlight you, too! Update your profile and upload a photo so we can properly strut your stuff.

Already been featured? Pay it forward.

We’re still looking for your personal nominations for outstanding IT Knowledge Exchange members! So if you see someone giving knock-out answers in the forum or you read a particularly insightful blog post from one of our members, let us know! Tell us in the discussion area 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.


February 17, 2011  6:33 AM

Featured Member: Slack400



Posted by: MelanieYarbrough
Member Highlight

Today’s featured member, Slack400, has been doing anything but slacking over the past few weeks. In fact, he’s been lending his helping hand where he can around IT Knowledge Exchange. A self-described “dad extraordinaire,” Aaron Vines loves Linux, AS/400, IBM Power & i. He’s proficient in Windows and has experience in IBM i, AS/400, disaster recovery, virtualization, PMP, MMORP, and Linux. Check him out on Twitter or at LinkedIn! If he’s helped you out, be sure to approve his answer and pay the knowledge forward!

Recent Answers:

We want to feature you!

We’re always on the look out for our next featured member. If we see you over at IT answers, helping out your peers and offering your two cents in the open IT forums, chances are we’ll want to highlight you, too! Update your profile and upload a photo so we can properly strut your stuff.

Already been featured? Pay it forward.

We’re still looking for your personal nominations for outstanding IT Knowledge Exchange members! So if you see someone giving knock-out answers in the forum or you read a particularly insightful blog post from one of our members, let us know! Tell us in the discussion area 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.


February 17, 2011  6:08 AM

The IT Blog Top 10: February 17, 2011



Posted by: ITKE
The IT Blog Top 10

There are so many good things here, from a leaked memo from Nokia’s CEO to VMware CTO Steve Herrod’s comic debut! If you’ve finished off your Valentine’s Day chocolates, dig your chops into these sweet morsels from our tech blogs.

1. Mrdenny doesn’t beat around the bush over at SQL Server: If you aren’t doing backups, you aren’t doing your job.

2. Nokia CEO Stephen Elop broke the news to his employees and Ron Miller breaks the news to us: Looks like you might not have to support Symbian.

3. First video and the radio star, and now this, from Colin Steele: VMware killing Lab Manager.

4. Is it just that time of year again or is Java actually a dead end for enterprise application development? Jack Vaughan speculates at SOA Talk.

5. Who says tech execs had no sense of humor? Colin Steele witnessed it firsthand and shares VMware CTO Steve Herrod’s hilarity over at The Virtualization Room: What do Hyper-V and the VMware CTO’s dog have in common?
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February 15, 2011  6:38 AM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: February 15, 2011



Posted by: MelanieYarbrough
The most-watched IT questions

These questions have been watched by the community more than Bieber’s watched by pre-teen girls. That’s probably not true, but still, keep an eye on these gems and help out where you can. If you asked one of these questions and you have your answer, be sure to approve it and pay the knowledge forward!

1. Mrdenny gave another stellar answer to a member polling members on why one would choose a cloud hosting environment over a managed server hosting.

2. CharlieBrowne, TomLiotta, and HMSSL2K give some pointers on AS/400 disk utilization.

3. Mrdenny and Sixball mention *nix, Cisco VPN, and point-to-point VPN to a member looking for a VPN solution for deploying endpoints quickly.

4. A member is having difficulty dealing with the SQL Server 2005 permissions required by public, and Mrdenny is trying to assist.

5. Saturno’s answer regarding VPN access from out of state has been approved.
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