1. Jo Maitland with the Troposphere wades deeper into the the story of did-they-or-didn’t-they-break-up between Amazon and Eli Lilly. High drama ensues.
2. You might want to sit down the latest from SearchServerVirtualization Blog’s Colin Steele: Dell, HP to resell Oracle VM. Yes, really.
3. The SearchSecurity team has a great listen for your daily walk, jog or stumble:
Black Hat 2010: Greg Hoglund on malware attribution and fingerprinting.
4. Think you’ve got your security down pat? Check out Jeromie Jackson’s rather worrying video where he shows just how easy your physical security is bypassed: Razor Burns and Identity Theft.
5. Fan of MrDenny? Then take this opportunity to get free training straight from the guru! See his post for details: Time is running out to register for a free full day of Storage and Virtulization training
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Xbox 360 contest. We randomly withdrew 5 names from our top 10 contributors list and came up with the following winners:
Congratulations to the winners! The rest of you, keep asking questions and provide feedback in the 2010 ITKE Member Survey, and you’ll continue to earn points. You never know when they’ll come in handy!
Today’s featured member, TheITProjectBlog, or Raj, has been busy around IT Knowledge Exchange the past couple of weeks, answering your questions on Windows XP, Outlook, Windows 7 in 2010, and switch routing. This jack-of-all-trades doesn’t discriminate when he’s looking to help out, so head over to IT Answers and ask your questions, maybe today’s featured member will be your rescuer! Great job, Raj, keep it up!
You can be a featured member, too! We’re always looking to highlight our quality answerers. Update your profile so we can properly strut your stuff!
Here are this week’s most-watched IT questions from IT Answers. Catch up on what you missed from the Microsoft Live Chat or add your two cents to the suggestions from our IT Knowledge Exchange pros. Just because there’s an answer or two doesn’t mean we don’t want to hear what you think!
1. Technochic, Aguacer0 and Mr. Denny helped us out in trying to figure out the best tools to scan outgoing classified information in Outlook and Exchange 2003.
2. Thanks to Technochic, Aguacer0 and our very own EmNichs for chipping in on assigning home drives in a Windows 2003 Active Directory network.
3. A user wondering if they could disable system restore on their Windows Server 2003 found out from RichS that it’s a client OS feature.
4. If you missed the Microsoft Live Chat, check out this question and answer from the chat: Uninstall previous AV products for Microsoft Forefront installation.
5. Aguacer0, Mr. Denny and EmNichs got involved helping us out with setting up a secondary DNS server on Windows Server 2003. Add your own tips! Continued »
This week we’ve got some delicious posts for you to sink your teeth into. All the big names are here: From VMware to Google to Dell to the ever-elusive Cloud. Check out the reading everyone’s been devouring this past week. Don’t see your favorite post on the list? Share it in the comments section!
1. Colin Steele of the Search Server Virtualization blog announced the release of vSphere 4.1 in VMware adopts per-VM licensing, pricing.
2. The Troposhere’s Carl Brooks reports on trouble in cloud paradise: Did Google oversell itself to the City of LA?
3. Are you one of the Oracle-Sun abandoners? Mark Fontecchio reports that the Bads new on Oracle-Sun hardware continues.
4. Dave Raffo from Storage Soup catches us up on the Dell-OEM deal: Dell buys Ocarina, plans dedupe across its storage portfolio.
5. Worried about your ProCurve lifetime warranty after the 3Com acquisition? The Network Hub’s Shamus McGillicuddy reports that HP’s old ProCurve lifetime warranties extend to just a few 3Com/H3C gear. Continued »
Today’s featured member, Valmsmith, hasn’t been with IT Knowledge Exchange very long, but that hasn’t kept him from being very active in the forums. Check out his answers about Windows 7 in 2010, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 or SBS 2003. Thanks for hitting the ground running, Valmsmith!
If you want to be a featured member, head over to IT Answers, and provide some quality answers, and update your profile so we can properly strut your stuff! We’ll give you Knowledge Points that count toward our latest contest.
Updated with photo July 27, 2010 11:02 AM ET.
Today we wanted to feature Darkstar911 for helping us out around the forums for the past couple weeks. Whether it’s Windows Server 2008, Oracle, or Windows 7 in 2010, Darkstar911′s been laying down the knowledge. Thanks for helping us out, and keep up the great work!
Want to join the ranks of our featured members? Get involved: ask and answer questions over at IT Answers. You’ll earn Knowledge Points that count toward our latest contest; we’re giving away three $50 Amazon Gift Cards and two Xbox 360 Slims. Upload a photo and update your profile so we can properly strut your stuff!
Remember as you peruse this week’s most-watched IT questions that just because there’s an answer doesn’t mean your two cents aren’t welcome. See something you want to weigh in on? Give it a click and share your thoughts! Inspired to help some other lost IT pros? Head over to IT Answers and build up your Knowledge Points along with your Karma points!
1. RickMartinez and Mr. Denny helped us out trying to figure out how to restore a SQL .bak file over the existing database.
2. People are still paying attention to what Mr. Denny, Carlosdl, Batye, Radyair and R3boot have to say about the additional benefits of having a 64-bit OS over a 32-bit.
3. Trying to keep up with the times, we requested some suggestions for a modern replacement for AS/400. Wpoulin, TomLiotta, Philpl1jb and WoodEngineer weighed in. Have any ideas?
4. Mattperrini was looking for companies that are developing the next generation of mobile security and encryption. EmNichs gave him some suggestions, but Mattperrini is still looking for up and coming companies for a possible partnership. Have any suggestions?
5. Mr. Denny, Radyair and Jinteik came to Jimk’s aid with his inquiry about getting the security update for SQL Server 2005 SP3 to work on his Dell running Windows XP. Continued »
IT Knowledge Exchange will be going through some routine database upgrades tomorrow at 8 a.m. Eastern Time, and the updates might mean you can’t login, post or ask questions for a few hours. Saturday morning is traditionally a fairly slow period for the site so take the time to relax, get some sun or catch up with your loved ones, like the guys in green pictured above.
Happy Freebie Friday everyone!
The first 3 members to answer 3 unanswered questions and either retweet the links on twitter using @ITKE and the #ITKEfreebiefriday hashtags or to post the links to those questions in the comments section of this blog will earn 250 Knowledge Points! But hurry up and get started now because you only have until 4:00pm ET.