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August 24, 2010  6:54 AM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: August 24, 2010



Posted by: MelanieYarbrough
The most-watched IT questions

Look at this week’s most-watched IT questions up close: from .11 to Windows Server 2003 to Wireless in 2010. Have questions of your own? Head over to the IT Knowledge Exchange forum and get some answers!

1. Mr. Denny weighed in: 802.11a versus 802.11g.

2. Mr. Denny to the rescue again, advising a user to backup everything but Windows during file backups for Windows Server 2003.

3. T8sta needed help configuring a connection by PPPoE on a Cisco 2600 router. Mattmather provided a thorough answer; have anything to add?

4. Mr. Denny, Mattmather and Mitrum gave their insights on connecting to a server over Bluetooth.

5. Sflatbush was having a SQL Server 2008 SSIS update command performance issue. Mr. Denny provided an approved answer! Continued »

August 24, 2010  6:14 AM

Featured Member: Mpez0



Posted by: MelanieYarbrough
Member Highlight

Today’s featured member, Mpez0, hails from northern Virginia. This member’s expertise in Unix, networking, architecture, development and security have helped him to answer questions ranging from SUSE Linux, FoxPro and Wireless in 2010. Thanks for all your hard work, Mpez0, and keep it up!

Recent Questions:

Are you an expert? Search questions that relate to your expertise to spread your knowledge, build credibility and knowledge point balance. Make this a habit and you could be our next featured member in the community. Don’t forget to update your profile and upload a photo so we can properly strut your stuff!

Feel free to send me suggestions for members you’d like to see featured at Melanie@ITKnowledgeExchange.com!

Melanie Yarbrough is the assistant community editor at ITKnowledgeExchange.com. Follow her on Twitter or send her an email at Melanie@ITKnowledgeExchange.com.


August 19, 2010  6:05 AM

The IT Blog Top 10: August 19, 2010



Posted by: MelanieYarbrough
The IT Blog Top 10

These ten blog posts have reached the top thanks to all of you, our faithful readers. Check out the list for news on the OpenSolaris leak, Mark Russinovich’s move to Azure, Agile 2010 and what to expect from TechTarget at VMworld 2010.

1. Alex Barrett of Server Farming leaked this: RIP OpenSolaris, says leaked Oracle memo.

2. The Network Hub’s Rivka Gewirtz Little reports on the formation of the FCoTR Alliance. What’s FCoTR? Fibre Channel over Token Ring: Converged storage dilemma solved.

3. Dave Raffo seasoned the Storage Soup with this tasty piece on Dell’s storage shopping spree as Dell spends $1.15 billion on 3PAR.

4. By now, we’ve all heard about Mark Russinovich’s move to Azure, but Brendan Cournoyer of The Windows Server Notebook analyzes what it all means.

5. Jessica Scarpati for Unified Communications Nation reports on Polycom CTO Jeff Rodman: Single-vendor UC strategy is a myth. Continued »


August 19, 2010  6:04 AM

Featured Member: Slateken



Posted by: MelanieYarbrough
Member Highlight

Today’s featured member, Ken Sloan of Somerset, PA, is a senior programmer and analyst. His specialties include business application database, programming, and design for 5250 and browser. He’s been busy around the site, sharing his knowledge about AS/400, SQL Server 2005 and Crystal Reports. With over 20 years experience in AS/400, iSeries, RPG, SQL and C#, Slateken is a powerhouse on the AS/400 questions. Great job, Ken!

Recent Questions:

Where does your expertise lie? Search for questions that relate so you can spread your knowledge and build your credibility (and knowledge point balance). Each week we highlight two active members in the community; you could be next! Head over to IT answers, update your profile and upload a photo for better chances of being recognized in the community.

We love hearing from you, so let me know your suggestions in the comments section or email me directly.

Melanie Yarbrough is the assistant community editor at ITKnowledgeExchange.com. Follow her on Twitter or send her an email at Melanie@ITKnowledgeExchange.com.


August 17, 2010  6:51 AM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: August 17, 2010



Posted by: MelanieYarbrough
The most-watched IT questions

This week’s most-watched IT questions will test your knowledge of routers, networking, backups, SQL and Active Directory. See something that matches your expertise? Give it your best shot!

1. T8sta wondered, “How can I configure a connection by PPPoE on a Cisco 2600 router?” And Mattmather came to the rescue with a sample for PPPoE configuration.

2. ETHMAN5 came to the right place to find out how to create an alert email when automatic failover occurs in SQL Server 2005 and 2000; Mr. Denny provided his expertise.

3. Handling123 was wondering if it is possible to add a 2.0 USB port in the blade server or what is the best and fastest way to back up a blade server. He’s provided the additional information needed to answer his question. Help him out?

4. Thanks to Carlosdl for providing some great suggestions for programs to use to receive network alerts for critical conditions.

5. Test12 inquired about publisher and subscriber size mismatch during transactional replication on SQL Server 2005; Mr. Denny assured him it’s normal. Continued »


August 17, 2010  6:07 AM

Featured Member: SilviaHagen



Posted by: Lcarlson
Member Highlight

Today’s featured member, Silvia Hagen is the CEO of Sunny Connection in Switzerland, working as a senior consultant and analyst. She’s been an active part of the networking industry since 1990, specializing in identity management, protocol and network performance analysis and IPv6. Her instinct to help others learn and understand stems back to her beginnings as an instructor; she’s developed courses and seminars for directory services and protocols. She’s authored several books on troubleshooting TCP/IP, IPv6 and service location protocol. Have a question about IPv6? This founding member of the Swiss IPv6 Council will surely have an answer for you.

Recent Answers

Where’s your expertise? Search for questions that relate so you can spread your knowledge and build your credibility (and knowledge point balance). Each week we highlight two active members in the community; you could be next! Head over to IT answers, update your profile and upload a photo for better chances of being recognized in the community.

We love hearing from you, so let me know your suggestions in the comments section or email me directly.

Melanie Yarbrough is the assistant community editor at ITKnowledgeExchange.com. Follow her on Twitter or send her an email at Melanie@ITKnowledgeExchange.com.


August 12, 2010  6:52 AM

Featured Member: Shanekearney



Posted by: MelanieYarbrough
IT careers, Member Highlight, Microsoft, Networking, Windows 7

Today’s featured member is a little new to the site, but that hasn’t stopped Shanekearney from providing some great and in-depth answers. He’s a Network Engineer who hails from Ireland. From Windows 7 to IT careers, Shane’s been using his expertise in networking, Microsoft and servers to spread the knowledge. Thanks for all of your hard work, Shane!

Check out his step-by-step instructions on connecting two Windows 7 machines via WiFi.

Want to be a featured member? Head over to IT Answers and get started helping out your peers. Update your profile and upload a photo so we can properly strut your stuff!

We love hearing from you, so let me know your suggestions in the comments section or email me directly.

**Trophy not included. Sorry.

Melanie Yarbrough is the assistant community editor at ITKnowledgeExchange.com. Follow her on Twitter or send her an email at Melanie@ITKnowledgeExchange.com.


August 12, 2010  6:52 AM

The IT Blog Top 10: August 12, 2010



Posted by: MelanieYarbrough
The IT Blog Top 10


From breaking iPhones out of jail to defending Search Cloud Computing’s credibility to an Android tablet that only costs $150 (!!!), this week’s IT blog top 10 has something for each of your tastebuds. Bon appetit!

1. Security Bytes’s Marcia Savage details the new flaw targeted at the Windows Kernel in New Windows vulnerability reported.

2. Legality is no longer a concern, but iPhone jailbreaking exploit sparks mobile security concerns, another piece from Marcia Savage of Security Bytes.

3. Black Hat 2010: Jim Reavis on first Cloud Security Alliance user certification: The Search Security staff brings us an interview with the cofounder of the Cloud Security Alliance.

4. Storage Soup’s Dave Raffo predicts that CommVault’s Simpana 9 is getting close.

5. Another interview from the Security Wire Weekly and Search Security staff, this time with Greg Hoglund on malware attribution and fingerprinting. Continued »


August 10, 2010  6:57 AM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: August 10, 2010



Posted by: MelanieYarbrough
The most-watched IT questions

Check out what your peers around IT Knowledge Exchange have added to their watchlist this week. See something you have insight into? Click and answer! The key to IT Knowledge Exchange is collaboration.

1. Mr. Denny, Aguacer0 and EmNichs helped out in creating a duplicate SQL Server 2005 database.

2. Our dream team – Mr. Denny, Aguacer0 and EmNichs – weighed in again on this one: How do I setup a secondary DNS server on Windows Server 2003?

3. This question from the July 13th Microsoft Live Chat got a lot of attention from IT Knowledge Exchange members: Improvements in Windows Direct Access.

4. EmNichs and Aguacer0 teamed up again to provide help with perl script to add information to an Active Directory user profile.

5. Do you have any experience with Windows Server 2003 FTP security and monitoring? Weigh in! Continued »


August 10, 2010  6:57 AM

Featured Member: EAJewett



Posted by: MelanieYarbrough
Member Highlight

Today’s featured member is Eric Jewett, or EAJewett, of Oxford, Ohio. He is an IT Manager of Applications at a small hospital who has experience in Lotus Notes and Domino, 3GL/4GL programming, mainframe system administration and programming, and supporting the tools that support programmers. Thanks for being such an active part of the community, Eric!

Check out some of the questions he’s answered in the past week:

Want to be a featured member? Head over to IT Answers and get started helping out your peers. Update your profile and upload a photo so we can properly strut your stuff!

We love hearing from you, so let me know your suggestions in the comments section or email me directly.

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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