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July 14, 2010  2:44 PM

Sponsor Post: Join Us for the Identity Access Management Live Expert Chat on 7/20 at 11am ET

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To compete in the new economy, organizations need to provide efficient and secure access to their internal applications and data for external entities, such as business partners, customers, and mobile employees.

Join Microsoft’s Senior Technical Product Manager, Brjann Brekkan, on July 20 from 11am-2pm ET  for Microsoft Business Ready Security – Identity Access Management. He will discuss managing these redundant identities to avoid infrastructure complexities, inefficiencies, and increased security risks.

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July 14, 2010  6:00 AM

Spring, err–Summer Cleaning Giveaway!

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This is the current—and hastily organized—state of Michael’s desk. Help him out? If you want some sweet IT books, head over to IT Answers and get to answering. See a question tagged Windows 7 in 2010 and know the answer? Give it your best shot then send me an email at Melanie@ITKnowledgeExchange.com or send us a message @ITKE with the link to the question, and you’ll get to take your pick of Michael’s deskmates. We’re giving five away, so get started!

Some titles to get you excited:

A Practical Guide to Fedora and RedHat Enterprise Linux 5th ed. (Full Fedora on DVD)

A Practical Guide to Linux Commands, Editors and Shell Programming 2nd ed.

Securing the Borderless Network: Security for the Web 2.0 World

Cisco Unified Computing (UCS)

CCIE Professional Development: Deploying and Troubleshooting Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

Cloud Computing: Web-based Applications That Change the Way You Work and Collaborate Online

VMware VI and vSphere SDK: Managing the VMware Infrastructure and vSphere

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


July 13, 2010  6:49 AM

Featured Member: Jhamn

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Jhamn, or Julie Ann, is a Notes Specialist with expertise in server administration. She’s been with us at IT Knowledge Exchange for almost two years now, dedicating her past couple months answering questions on Lotus Notes. She’s also spurred some great discussions, like this one on user permissions in Lotus Notes. Thanks for being an active part of the community, Julie Ann!

Want to join the ranks of our featured members? Get involved by asking and answering questions over at IT Answers. You’ll earn Knowledge Points that count toward our latest contest; we’re giving away $50 Amazon Gift Cards and two Xbox 360 Slims. Upload a photo and update your profile 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.


July 13, 2010  6:06 AM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: July 13, 2010

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Mr. Denny was all over this week’s most-watched IT questions, giving great answers and suggestions all around. Have your own bit of knowledge on SQL Server? Head over to one of these questions and help him out!

1. Davewaltonuk was looking for SQL Server 2008 code to find fields containing similar text, and Mr. Denny gave it his best shot.

2. Mr. Denny quenched Mike800′s curiosity about linking users of Access 2003 to a SQL Server 2008 database.

3. Swales101 needed some help changing over to DR database from SQL 2005, and Mr. Denny (of SQL Server with Mr. Denny) was all over it.

4. If you need help creating Oracle triggers like RizwanSharief did, Meandyou provided an answer that’s been approved.

5. KulkarniMandar asked his first question: How can I write a SQL query to get the database name? Mr. Denny and Meandyou helped him out. Welcome to the community, Mandar! Continued »


July 8, 2010  6:57 AM

Featured Member: Pkpatel1151

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This week’s member highlight goes to Pkpatel1151, who was busy this week answering your questions on Cisco, WAN and VPN. No wonder, since he’s got experience in Cisco networking, WAN, LAN, WLAN, and VPN. Paresh from Illinois is a jack-of-all-trades! Thanks for joining us, Pkpatel1151; we’re glad to have you!

Some related questions:

How can I configure routing between two VLANs on different switches?

Routing of traffic between separate companies both using private 10 net addresses

WAN redundancy

Want some pointers on becoming a featured member? Ask and answer some great questions at IT Answers. You’ll earn Knowledge Points that count toward our latest contest; we’re giving away $50 Amazon Gift Cards and two Xbox 360 Slims. Upload a photo and update your profile 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.


July 8, 2010  6:57 AM

The IT Blog Top 10: July 8, 2010

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This week’s top 10 blog posts have received the official seal of awesomeness by none other than you, the readers. Did your favorite blog post from this week not make it onto the list? Share it with everyone by highlighting it in the comments section. Meanwhile, check out what everyone else has been reading this past week:

1. Time for another MSDN Ultimate Giveaway! from SQL Server with Mr. Denny.

2. RHEL 6 Beta 2 released from the Enterprise Linux Log by Leah Rosin.

3. 2010 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise LAN: Few changes for a rapidly evolving industry from The Network Hub by Shamus McGillicuddy.

4. Coraid pulls Z-Series NAS after NetApp threatens lawsuit from Storage Soup by Dave Raffo.

5. Oracle VM machine targets Cisco, HP from the Search Server Virtualization blog by Colin Steele. Continued »


July 6, 2010  3:44 PM

Sponsor Post: July’s Upcoming Microsoft Live Chats

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Join IT Knowledge Exchange and Microsoft for these Upcoming Live Expert Chats
Today’s workforce faces a constantly evolving landscape of threats to information and infrastructure—and even to regulatory compliance. Endpoints are exposed to attacks both inside and outside the corporate firewall, resulting in lost productivity and real financial losses at businesses worldwide.

Microsoft Business Ready Security – Secure Endpoint
Join us on July 13th from 11:00am-2:00pm EDT for Microsoft Forefront – Are Your Endpoints Secured? to learn how Microsoft Forefront solutions protect client and server operating systems from emerging threats and information loss, while enabling more secure access from virtually anywhere. Click here for a reminder email for this expert live chat.

Microsoft Business Ready Security – Identity and Access Management
Join us on July 20th from 11:00am-2:00pm EDT for Identity Access Management: Is your IT Infrastructure Secure? During this live chat you’ll learn about Microsoft’s solution to enable more secure, identity-based access to applications, both on-premises and in the cloud. Click here for a reminder email for this expert live chat.

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July 6, 2010  6:52 AM

Featured Member: Dave mc

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Dave mc, or David Mcilraith, is an Operations Manager who hails from Melbourne, Australia. He has thirty years under his belt in Engineering and Facilities Management. From operational and strategic management of critical and commercial facilities, Dave carried out his responsibilities for large national portfolios and data centers.

He’s been spreading his knowledge around the community the past couple weeks, answering questions from effective data center power usage to data center cooling. Thanks for being such a big part of the community, Dave!

Some related questions:

Circuit Breaker for Rack Enclosures

Power for new Data Center with 7500sqft of technical area and will host high density, mainframe, storage and network infrastructure.

Data Center Cooling for 60 racks

What does it take to be a featured member? Ask and answer some great questions around the Exchange. Earn Knowledge Points that count toward our latest contest; we’re giving away $50 Amazon Gift Cards and two Xbox 360 Slims. Upload a photo and update your profile so we can properly strut your stuff!

There’s not much we love more than to hear 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.


July 6, 2010  6:22 AM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: July 6, 2010

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This week’s most-watched IT questions come with a couple bounties, so get to answering some of our unanswered questions. Thanks to everyone asking great questions, keeping an eye on them and answering them! Keep up the great work and you could be nursing that new summer sunburn indoors with an Xbox 360 Slim.

1. Eabouzeid was having a bulk insert problem in SQL Server Management Studio 2005 and Mr. Denny helped him figure out the problem.

2. For Storage in 2010 last month, we were wondering if anyone used StarWind iSCSI for production network and what they had to say about its reliability and performance. Mr. Denny and Aguacer0 chimed in; how about you?

3. Azdavid99 was wondering how to create a network between five local locations. Mr. Denny came to the rescue with an answer and 9948 also discussed the question.

4. Bulldog98 asked a great question for last month’s Storage in 2010 about improving the performance of multiple databases & LUNs in SQL Server 2005. Back up Mr. Denny and see if you have anything to add to the discussion.

5. Jimg spurred a great discussion with this one: Considering MS Exchange 2010 but I’m getting mixed advice from Microsoft Exchange Online help and my MS reseller. Join Technochic, Mr. Denny and ITKE in giving Jimg some advice. Continued »


July 1, 2010  6:32 AM

Member Highlight: Rudedog

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RudedogRudedog, or Bret (or Staff Sergeant Myrick), is a decorated veteran of the Army Reserve and the Army National Guard. He’s also a decorated IT professional who’s come a long way from where he started: “delivering reports and changing printer ink in a System/34 shop in 1983, while waiting for Johnson Propulsion Systems to call and offer him a job in Astro-Engineering.” The call never came and lucky for us, he taught himself RPG/II – IV. A strong supporter of free programming on IBM machines, he has experience as a programmer, P/A, manager, director and 3rd party consultant to JD Edwards, making him a great asset to IT Knowledge Exchange. He’s been busy the past couple days answering your toughest AS/400 questions. Thanks again, Bret!

Some related questions:

Next step in my AS/400 career

iSeries System Debug Manager – Communication Error

How do I create a report from 12 LPARs listing tapes used from daily backup?

Think you have what it takes to be a featured member? All you need to do is start asking and answering some great questions around the Exchange. Earn Knowledge Points that count toward our latest contest; we’re giving away $50 Amazon Gift Cards and two Xbox 360 Slims. Upload a photo and update your profile so we can properly strut your stuff!

There’s not much we love more than to hear 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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