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February 1, 2011  6:14 AM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: February 1, 2011



Posted by: MelanieYarbrough
The most-watched IT questions

Here are the top 10 questions from the forums that members are keeping their eyes on. Take a look, maybe that thing that’s been stumping you for the past week has finally been answered!

1. Check out how Mrdenny and Rechil suggested a user deal with Windows 7 group policy changing the start button.

2. Mrdenny gave a member some good guidelines for SCSI drives suitable for setting up an array.

3. CharlieBrowne, Spadasoe, and Jinteik discuss a member’s needs for an ID card scanner software and hardware combo.

4. CharlieBrowne, TomLiotta, and PGMBOB help Kaly navigate an AS/400 subfile program.

5. All the usual suspects showed up to help Sangay tell the difference between module and a program in AS/400.
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January 27, 2011  6:31 AM

Featured Member: Mariodlg



Posted by: MelanieYarbrough
Member Highlight

Mariodlg started out as a programmer developing apps in ANSI C language and Unix for a bank. He expanded his knowledge, learning Visual Basic, SQL Server, and Oracle. After moving up to database administrator, he began using AS/400, learning RPG development language. He’s since joined a software development company where he gets to exercise his AS/400 and Java application developing skills. Mario’s main interests are Linux, MySQL, and GNU/GPL software. His extracurricular activities include dabbling in iPhone and Android development.

If Mariodlg has given the key answer to one of your IT questions, be sure to approve his answer and pay the knowledge forward!

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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.


January 27, 2011  6:29 AM

The IT Blog Top 10: January 27, 2011



Posted by: MelanieYarbrough
The IT Blog Top 10

This week’s IT blog top 10 is the latest on mobile computing and the goings on in major announcements from Dell, Oracle, and Eli Lilly.

1. Ron Miller’s sick of the back and forth and warns: iPads are coming–Ready or not.

2. We hate to spread news about celebrity relationships on the rocks, so we’ll let Dave Raffo do it over at the Storage Soup: Dell to resell EMC VNX, not VNXe (updated).

3. Sick of staring at a screen? Plug in those headphones or gather everyone around the speakers for Security Wire Weekly’s podcast on threat predictions and browser wars.

4. Myriad accomplishments does not a hired CIO make. Arun Gupta explores a colleague’s trouble with her CIO resume.

5. Mark your calendars! Mark Fontecchio tells you why: Oracle making big storage hardware announcement next week.
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January 25, 2011  6:50 AM

Featured Member: PGMBOB



Posted by: MelanieYarbrough
Member Highlight

Today’s featured member, PGMBOB, is a Senior Programmer from Long Island. He’s been busy around the forums, answering questions on AS/400 from stored procedures to subfiles and job scheduling. If he’s answered one of your questions and provided you with the solution, be sure to approve his answer and pay that 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.


January 25, 2011  6:40 AM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: January 25, 2011



Posted by: MelanieYarbrough
The most-watched IT questions

This week’s most-watched IT questions range from desktop virtualization to sending parameters in AS/400. Get all the answers and quality discussions you can handle, right here. If you asked one of these popular questions and received a solution, be sure to approve the answer and pay the knowledge forward!

1. Saturno and MrLeV did their best to explain how VDI handles IP addresses for each virtual desktop.

2. Keep track of the informative back and forth happening between RickMartinez and Mrdenny on SQL Server 2005 storage performance.

3. Ekansh, Mrdenny, Yogender, Rechil, Tarek2000, and Jinteik are all trying to get to the bottom of one member’s LAN connectivity problem.

4. Spadasoe and Mrdenny helped out a member with a question on SQL Server disk aligment.

5. Mrdenny gave some helpful guidance to a member wondering about SAN certifications for storage career.
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January 21, 2011  4:13 PM

TGIF: IT Book Giveaway



Posted by: MelanieYarbrough
Contests, Giveaways

Update: The winner is Mortimer1. Congratulations!

Happy Friday, everyone! If you want to take a break from your hectic day at the office, head over to IT Answers and get some of those competitive juices flowing. We’re giving away Embedded Linux Primer, Second Edition from the Prentice Hall Open Source Software Development Series. If you want this little goody mailed to you next week, answer one of the five questions below and post the link to your answer(s) in the discussion area of this question.

Can’t answer any of those questions but still want a chance to win? Simply retweet this tweet and your name will be thrown into the hat!

  1. Enterprise desktop virtualization solution
  2. To use VRDP of VirtualBox, it doesn’t listen to the VRDP port.
  3. NetApp Snap Manager for Exchange Backup troubles
  4. Open IT Forum: What would sell desktop virtualization to you?
  5. Hyper-V Host Not Responding in SCVMM R2

There you have it. Now get to answering, tweeting, and check back on Monday to see if you’re a winner!


January 20, 2011  6:34 AM

The IT Blog Top 10: January 20, 2011



Posted by: MelanieYarbrough
The IT Blog Top 10


This week’s IT blog top 10 is a bit cloud- and virtualization-heavy. Have questions on either of these hot topics? Head over to IT answers and get your confusion cleared up!

1. Storage Soup’s Dave Raffo reports on how EMC’s finally read to consolidate Clariion, Celerra midrange platforms.

2. Who knew these were fighting words? Virtualization alone does not a cloud make. Colin Steele at The Virtualization Room explains why it’s Microsoft vs. VMware: To the cloud!

3. Ryan Cloutier over at Security Bytes on how hijackers prove smarter than the popular institutional website they hijacked, including Harvard, MIT and Stanford.

4. Beth Pariseau updates us at The Virtualization Room with another hint about new VMware vStorage APIs.

5. Will this affect you? Oracle dropping MySQL support on IBM AS400, aka “System i.”
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January 20, 2011  6:31 AM

Featured Member: KFaganJr



Posted by: MelanieYarbrough
Member Highlight

Today’s featured member, Kevin Fagan or KFaganJr on the forums, has already made quite an impression, not only on the questions around IT answers but on our editors with his in-depth guide on preparing for snow emergencies. He’s from our neck of the woods, working as a System Administrator. His diverse background in IT lends itself to his website Try2Stop.Us, which he uses to “document what is learned in the field, when it’s learned, in the hopes that it draws others into sharing knowledge.” A man after IT Knowledge Exchange’s own heart. Thanks, Kevin!

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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.


January 18, 2011  6:34 AM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: January 18, 2011



Posted by: MelanieYarbrough
The most-watched IT questions

This week’s most-watched IT questions are chockfull of great suggestions and advice from some of our top members. If you’re the asker of one of these questions and your problem was solved, be sure to approve the answer and pay the knowledge forward.

1. Spadasoe and mrdenny helped out a member trying to consolidate 5 or 6 physical servers into one.

2. Spadasoe, TomLiotta, and mrdenny gave suggestions for adding an expiration date to optical disk.

3. Batye, Jinteik, and mrdenny suggest setting the group policy to lock down the USB and optical drives on Windows Server 2008 R2.

4. Wondering what the typical life span of a Windows Server is? Mrdenny, Jinteik, and C007 have some suggestions.

5. Wondering which is better: Microsoft App-V or Citrix XenApp? Mrdenny and Mortimer1 gave some in-depth responses.
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January 18, 2011  6:17 AM

Featured Member: Tarek2000



Posted by: MelanieYarbrough
Member Highlight

Today’s featured member, Tarek2000, has been on the ball, answering your questions about LAN, Exchange, and Windows 7. Has Tarek answered one of your questions recently? 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.


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