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March 31, 2011  6:53 AM

Featured Member: Pjb0222

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Today’s featured member, Pjb0222, has been a part of the community for a while now. His expertise in Windows operating systems installations and configurations has earned him several badges: Networking, Microsoft Windows, and Windows Server Nerd, as well as the Silver and Bronze badges. For the past eight years, he has been working as a Windows client computing engineer, dealing with all imaginable aspects of Windows implementation and deployment.

Has Pjb0222 solved one of your IT mysteries? 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.

March 31, 2011  6:44 AM

The IT Blog Top 10: March 31, 2011

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We’ve got some newcomers to the IT Blog Top 10 as well as our seasoned veterans. This week: Learn the difference between cloud and virtualization, SAN vs. DAS, and the real reasons behind MySpace’s failure.

1. Carl Brooks teaches a lesson: Learn the difference between virtualization and cloud computing. His pupil is Microsoft, who pointed to Target for private cloud but got it embarrassingly wrong.

2. It’s always embarrassing to get dumped in public, so it’s a shame that Ron Miller is publicly sharing last week’s Dear John letter from Nokia to Symbian Developers.

3. Ron Miller praises HP CEO Leo Apotheker’s recent bold moves in declaring HP’s (web)OS independence.

4. Mrdenny clears up some common misconceptions about SAN: What is faster, SAN or DAS (local disk), and most importantly, why?

5. Join Sulaiman Syed on his journey to learning to run Juniper with GNS3.
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March 29, 2011  6:35 AM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: March 29, 2011

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Keep up with the latest questions around IT Knowledge Exchange by taking note of the most-watched IT questions each week. If a question you asked makes the list, send me an email with the link to the community blog post where it is featured, and we’ll give you 50 knowledge points! If you approve the answer that solved your problem, we’ll give you an extra 25 knowledge points. So keep asking quality IT questions, providing those in-depth answers, and we’ll keep dishing out the rewards.

1. CharlieBrowne and TomLiotta gave some pointers to a member wondering about the same file being used by two programs in a COBOL job.

2. CharlieBrowne and TomLiotta are on the scene again, this time helping to figure out an AS/400 error.

3. CharlieBrowne and Teandy gave some help to a member trying to create a progress bar in RPGLE.

4. Who do you think helped Vatchy figuring out a way to list jobs in a job queue? You guessed it! CharlieBrowne and TomLiotta to the rescue!

5. There are some great suggestions and words of advice from the community in response to a member looking to back up Windows 7 without purchasing software.
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March 24, 2011  6:03 AM

The IT Blog Top 10: March 24, 2011

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We’ve got some of our best tech bloggers in this week’s IT Blog Top 10. Give them a read, and let us know what you think in the comments section!

1. Ron Miller delivers all the essentials for a great blog post: Lyrics by The Clash and a declaration of independence. Check out HP’s declaration of (web)OS independence.

2. Perhaps it’s Carl Brooks’s use of the phrase “powdered unicorn horn” or maybe it’s just that he really knows his stuff, but his latest at The Troposphere is worth the read: Microsoft points to Target for private cloud but gets it embarrassingly wrong.

3. Leah Rosin wonders, “What’s in a name?” after the announcement that Ubuntu 11.04 is to have PC and server editions only.

4. Complete with video, Colin Steele announces that VMware vCenter iPad client is on the way.

5. You can try to predict the future, but the truth about the present is: EMC to sell VMware? Keep dreaming!
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March 24, 2011  6:01 AM

Featured Member: Orangehat

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Today’s featured member, Orangehat, has all kinds of experience, dating back 36 years: Starting in mainframes, he’s worked with Novell, Windows, Linux, and Unix. He also has an array of certifications, though not all of them are current anymore, from CNA to CNE, MCNE, CCNA, OCP, and more! No wonder he’s been able to make some valuable contributions to the community in the past few months. If Orangehat has helped solve one of your dilemmas, 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.


March 23, 2011  2:17 PM

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March 22, 2011  6:46 AM

Featured Member: Ehanse24

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Hailing from Michigan, today’s featured member, Ehanse24, is currently pursuing his Bachelors in IT Security. Like most IT-minded folks, he’s become the go-to person in his social circle for Linux, security, and Microsoft products. Good news for us is that he’s quickly becoming a go-to person for the IT Knowledge Exchange community as well! From kernel code to software writing, Eric is a great resource. If Ehanse24 has helped you out recently around the forums, 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.


March 22, 2011  6:30 AM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: March 22, 2011

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Let no question go unanswered! The IT Knowledge Exchange community has been vigilant this past week answering and discussing questions ranging in topics from FTP to Windows 7 to exciting announcements. Thank you for all of your hard work, and if one of these questions is yours, don’t forget to approve the answer that worked!

1. CharlieBrowne, TomLiotta, Pdraebel, and Kaisersosa put their heads together to help a member trying to figure out how lines will be calculated in RLU.

2. The gang’s all here: Jinteik, CharlieBrowne, TomLiotta, Rickmcd, HMSSL2K, Splat, Sim400, DanTheDane, WoodEngineer, and TomLiotta all offered suggestions and ideas for a member looking for an iSeries command other than FTP to copy or move a file to another server.

3. Redhot2006 wanted to make sure he wasn’t missing any steps when shutting down an Exchange server, and Jinteik, Sixball, and Saturno gave some pointers.

4. Assa was in search of a subfile loading procedure, and Runelf provided an approval-worthy answer!

5. We’re very excited by all of the feedback we’ve received from the community about the IT Knowledge Exchange Badge Rewards Program.
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March 21, 2011  3:11 PM

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March 17, 2011  6:57 AM

Featured Member: Darryn

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Today’s featured member, Darryn, hails from Edinburgh, UK, where he works as a development architect. He only has a bronze badge right now, but I have a feeling he’s well on his way to more. He’s been active in the community, answering questions on Oracle, SQL Select, Access, and more.

Has Darryn 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.


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