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December 7, 2010  6:48 AM

Featured Member: MNorwood

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Today’s featured member, MNorwood, hails from Nashville where he blogs about networking. He’s also been a great help around IT Knowledge Exchange the past few weeks, answering questions about LAN, Cisco, Windows Server 2003 and wireless. Here’s Matthew’s take on the IT and networking industry:

I’ve been in the IT industry for about 15 years. I love technology and can’t seem to stop myself from learning as much as I can. I guess the thing I love the most about IT and networking is that you can NEVER learn it all! That means I get paid to learn, and that’s never a bad thing.

We’re excited Matt’s included IT Knowledge Exchange in the learning and teaching process! He doesn’t have any badges yet, but I have a feeling he’s well on his way!

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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.

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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.

December 7, 2010  6:12 AM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: December 7, 2010

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This week’s most-watched IT questions show the great value of community, with questions resulting in compelling collaboration and discussion. Check out some of the links below to see where you can contribute or benefit from the knowledge of your peers. Enjoy!

1. AS400novice has everyone on board helping him figure out why the AS/400 backup job is submitted but not running. Check out what Rudedog, CharlieBrowne, Splat, TomLiotta, Znason, OldSysAdmin, Lovemyi, and Batman47 all had to say about the predicament.

2. Mrdenny does what he does best, helping out a member connect a third party to SQL server through firewall.

3. Anyone else have pros and cons of under the floor a/c in a data center to add to StevenG7 and Batman47′s list?

4. Here’s another group discussion, this time on online help program in RPGLE. The players: CharlieBrowne, TomLiotta, and Philpl1jb.

5. Need pointers on standard practice for servicing UPS in a data center? Check out what StevenG7 and Batman47 had to say.
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December 2, 2010  6:49 AM

Featured Member: WilsonAlano

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Wilson Alano Junior, today’s featured member, has over 33 years of experience in RPGs. He’s brought his expertise in RPG, CL, AS/400, i5 and iSeries to ITKnowledgeExchange, and he’s been storming through IT answers, giving his insight for some time now.

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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.


December 2, 2010  6:34 AM

The IT Blog Top 10: December 2, 2010

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From security concerns to tablet reviews with a side helping of Microsoft being its usual big adorable self, this week’s IT blog top 10 has a bit of flavor everyone can enjoy. Dig in!

1. Gone are the days when only government leaders and top tax bracket dwellers had to worry about ransom notes. Ron Condon over at Security Bytes reports on a ransomware that encrypts files and demands $120.

2. Everybody’s talking about WikiLeaks, which allows quieter internal leakers to go unnoticed: Google Cache and lax security practices at the United States Marine Corps. Our very own Michael Morisy reports on how Google Cache is the new WikiLeaks.

3. With the holidays approaching, you’ve got some important decisions to make before finishing up your shopping. Ed Hardy over at Brighthand Bytes helps you figure it out which is better: Apple iPad vs. HP Slate.

4. What are the Voices of CRM talking about now? Barney Beal’s is discussing what an HP defection to Salesforce.com would mean for Siebel.

5. Todd Morrison has been keeping up the SAP Watch with the latest in SAP vs. Oracle – McDermott: “I am sorry.”
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November 30, 2010  6:29 AM

Featured Member: Znason

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Today’s featured member, Znason, has been active in the IT Knowledge Exchange community for several years now. Thanks to his exceptional knowledge in the AS/400 field, he’s been able to provide great insight to users.

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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.


November 30, 2010  6:16 AM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: November 30, 2010

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Check out what’s plaguing your fellow IT Knowledge Exchange members and see if you can help. Remember each question or answer you post earns you points that push you ahead in our Xbox 360 contest, happening now! Has your question been answered and solved? Be sure to approve the answer to reward your guardian angel.

1. Wondering how to delete all tables in SQL Server database? Rechil, Mr. Denny and Robert2010 give some pointers.

2. Mr. Denny and Robert2010 teamed up again to offer guidance to a user wondering how to add an article in transactional replication in SQL Server 2005.

3. Mr. Denny can always be counted on to help out with a SQL Server dilemma. Like this one: Terminate SQL exception if it is running more than a specified time.

4. Mr. Denny assures us that it is safe to delete SQL Server transaction logs.

5. TomLiotta and CharlieBrowne try to figure out a member’s struggles with AS/400 physical file triggers.
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November 23, 2010  6:41 AM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: November 23, 2010

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1. TomLiotta and CharlieBrowne have been helping a member work through trying to convert an AS/400 physical file with multi-record to single record.

2. Mr. Denny, Robert2010 and Rechil have given some great options for deleting all tables in a SQL Server database.

3. Wondering how to track IPDS printing on AS/400? Check out TomLiotta’s answer to one member’s question.

4. Get a tutorial from TomLiotta on the AS/400 configuration library and some tips on what to stay away from during testing.

5. Mr. Denny, Carlosdl and Chippy088 gave their two cents to a member wondering how to update data for one column in SQL. Continued »


November 23, 2010  6:31 AM

Featured Member: Rcmichelle

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Today’s featured member, Rcmichelle, is a wiz at the help desk and troubleshooting questions are IT Knowledge Exchange. Thanks for your hard work!

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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.


November 18, 2010  6:26 PM

Tomorrow at 4PM ET: ITKE Rolls Out New Badge System

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Tomorrow afternoon, Friday, November 19th at 4PM ET, IT Knowledge Exchange will be rolling out ITKE Badges in beta. This means we will experience some downtime tomorrow and over the weekend. Since this program is in beta, we are relying on you to report any issues or bugs you have with the new system.

But wait, what is the badge system?

We’ll be able to keep better track of how helpful you’ve been around the community and reward you in the way you deserve, giving away prizes based on your badge and knowledge point level. The badges system will also make it simpler for you to find other members who are adding value to the community as well as others in your area of expertise.

From newer members to the familiar faces of the well-seasoned, the badges will reach all levels of ITKE users. You’ll be able to determine, by looking at someone’s profile, whether they blog for IT Knowledge Exchange, moderate the forums, or simply know a whole heck of a lot about SQL Server.

How do I earn them?

There are several kinds of badges. Increase your knowledge points by answering IT questions over at IT answers and earn the Bronze through Platinum Member badges. Become a blogger for IT Knowledge Exchange and earn the Blogger Badge.  Answer a specified number of questions and earn the Nerd, Brainiac or Genius Badge. Get those answers approved by other members and get bumped up to Certified Nerd, Brainiac or Genius.

But don’t just take our word for it. Get your badge questions answered over at the Badge FAQ Page. Still need something cleared up? Shoot us an email at ContactUs@ITKnowledgeExchange.com or post in the discussion section of this question.


November 18, 2010  9:00 AM

Featured Member: Snapper70

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Today’s featured member, Snapper70, is a Technical Analyst from Canada with expertise in networking. From answering questions on Control Logix to Cisco Routers, Peter’s been a great help the past few months around IT Knowledge Exchange.

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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.


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