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February 8, 2011  6:45 AM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: February 8, 2011

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Here are this week’s most-watched IT questions, complete with some great guidance and discussions amongst our star members. If your question is on this list, send me an email at Melanie@ITKnowledgeExchange.com with the link to your question and I’ll add 25 knowledge points to help you out in our current iPad contest.

1. Mrdenny, Spadasoe, Rechil, and Carlosdl have tossed in their two cents about the factors that affect VDI performance. Feel free to add your own!

2. We were giving away 100 knowledge points to anyone who shared which IT conferences they were attending this year. What’s on your calendar?

3. Saturno and Mrdenny helped out a member setting up drive configuration for virtual Windows Server 2003.

4. CharlieBrowne and TomLiotta help a member with a throwback question about using Office Vision on AS/400.

5. Once again CharlieBrowne and TomLiotta are at a member’s rescue, this time on the SBMJOB command.
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February 3, 2011  6:53 AM

Featured Member: Tlsanders1

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Today’s featured member, Tlsanders, is a senior engineer who hails from Burlington, NJ. His expertise? Learning by error. A great philosophy that has propelled most of us through the great big world of IT. You can find him around the forums asking and answering questions on Access, Excel, and Crystal Reports.

If Troy has helped you out recently, 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 3, 2011  6:36 AM

The IT Blog Top 10: February 3, 2011

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This week’s top 10 has a few treats in it, from Mrdenny’s demo slip-ups to a call and response of Oracle’s big storage announcement this past week. Enjoy what many others have been enjoying from the blogs and get caught up on the latest in all aspects of IT. See you next week!

1. Even superstars like Mrdenny have bloopers: When the demos don’t work, the men and women are separated from the boys and girls.

2. Brendan Cournoyer’s has updated his post with some screenshots from SCVMM 2012 demos. Check them out and decide whether or not Virtual Machine Manager 2012 will clear the way for private clouds.

3. Mark Fontecchio whet our appetites with the promise of Oracle making a big storage hardware announcement this week, and the big wait is finally over.

4. Ron Miller pulls out the tough love, says Microsoft needs more than gimmicks to succeed in the cloud.

5. Dave Raffo has updated his speculation on Dell’s plan to resell EMC VNX, not VNXe.
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February 1, 2011  6:21 AM

Featured Member: RamseyB

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Today’s featured member, RamseyB, is an IT Coordinator for a small estate and wealth management company in Denver. He’s the one-man IT department, which means he runs into a lot of odd problems outside of his knowledge base: “Without ITKnowledgeExchange and other IT forums I would be completely lost.” And without people like Ramsey helping out where he can, we’d be lost as well. He hopes you’ll understand that since he is the sole IT guy, it may take him some time to respond to follow-ups. Take your time, Ramsey, and thanks for all of your hard work! If Ramsey’s helped you out recently, 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.


February 1, 2011  6:14 AM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: February 1, 2011

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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

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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 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 27, 2011  6:29 AM

The IT Blog Top 10: January 27, 2011

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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

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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!

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.


January 25, 2011  6:40 AM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: January 25, 2011

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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

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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!


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