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September 14, 2010  6:13 AM

Featured Member: Davidmichel

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Today’s featured member, David Michel, of Long Island, NY, is a Principal Support Engineer. He’s been busy around the site answering questions on virtual machines, LTO tape back ups, SATA hard drives and more.Thanks for your hard work; keep it up!

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We love hearing from you, so if you have a suggestion for a star member you’ve seen around the site, let me know in the comments section or via email.

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

September 9, 2010  6:49 AM

The IT Blog Top 10: September 9, 2010

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The IT world has been shaken up lately with drama between vendors, making it feel more like an episode of the Jersey Shore rather than the IT Crowd. This week’s IT blog top 10 has all the juice on Microsoft’s jab at VMworld 2010, EMC’s glitch, and the Oracle-Google lawsuit. Don’t worry, there’s also a photo recap of VMworld 2010 for those too busy to read a full blog post. Did you enjoy a particular post the most? Let us know in the comments section!

1. Mr. Denny addresses the anxiety-ridden: So you want to go to a conference, but you are afraid that you don’t know anyone there. Get some insider tips from a regular conference-goer.

2. Search Server Virtualization’s Beth Pariseau reports on how Microsoft made its presence known at this year’s VMworld 2010 with the USA Today ad that the world heard (or at least the Twitterverse): Microsoft takes its perennial shot at VMware.

3. The Security Wire Weekly’s exclusive with Secure Works’ director of malware research, Joe Stewart: Botnets are hard to bring down [podcast].

4. Tired of words? Check out Beth Pariseau’s VMworld 2010 photo album over at Search Server Virtualization.

5. Storage Soup’s Dave Raffo points out another reason to wag your finger at EMC: EMC’s ‘one in a billion’ glitch cripples government agencies. Continued »


September 9, 2010  6:47 AM

Featured Member: AndyRLee

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Today’s featured member, AndyRLee, worked for Siemens for 12 years, in both support and as a systems engineer. Now that he’s switched over to the public sector, he’s specializing in security and recently passed CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) and studying for CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker).

He’s been very active around the site the past month, answering questions on Security in 2010, CISSP certification, and DNS Servers. Thanks for all your hard work, Andy!

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Are you an expert? Search questions that relate to your expertise to spread your knowledge and build your 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.


September 7, 2010  2:41 PM

Join us for the 9th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI ’10) on 10/4-6

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The 9th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI ’10) will take place October 4-6, 2010, in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Join us for OSDI ’10, the premier forum for discussing the design, implementation, and implications of systems software. This year’s program has been expanded to include 32 high-quality papers in areas including cloud storage, production networks, concurrency bugs, deterministic parallelism, as well as a poster session. Don’t miss the opportunity to network with researchers and professionals from academic and industrial backgrounds to discuss innovative, exciting work in the systems area.

Register by September 13 and save! Additional discounts available.


September 7, 2010  6:55 AM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: September 7, 2010

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This week’s most-watched IT questions have quenched your thirst for SQL Servers, wireless encryption, vSphere, security and knowledge points! See something you can help out with? Give it a click and give it a shot!

1. The most-watched question this past week: Do you have an IT blog or website and want to earn 100 knowledge points? Well, do you?

2. Mr. Denny helped out with SQL Server 2005 maintenance plans.

3. Aguacer0 and Pjb0222 helped out one user with assigned wireless encryption.

4. KALAKAAR had questions about vSphere clusters and Mr. Denny supplied the necessary information.

5. Weboneau was updating SQL Express to SQL Server 2008 R2 on Windows Server 2008 with SharePoint 2007, and Mr. Denny came to the rescue with his know-how. Continued »


September 7, 2010  6:54 AM

Featured Member: Petkoa

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Today’s featured member, Petkoa or Petko, hails from Bulgaria. He brings his expertise in Linux, networking and network security to the IT Knowledge Exchange forums, always willing to help out with the latest question. Thanks for being such an active part of the community, Petko!

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Are you an expert? Search questions that relate to your expertise to spread your knowledge and build your 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.


September 2, 2010  6:07 AM

The IT Blog Top 10: September 2, 2010

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Everyone’s curious about the goings on at VMworld 2010, and Search Server Virtualization is in the mix, delivering updates as they come. Check out the top blog posts from this week including bid wars, social media risks, SAP and VMworld for the rest of us.

1. Reported from the ground at VMworld 2010 in San Francisco, Colin Steele reports on Citrix acquiring VMLogix for the Search Server Virtualization blog.

2. SAP Watch’s Courtney Bjorlin tries to define what it means to be VIP at SAP in Bringing SAP’s customer network down to earth.

3. More from Search Server Virtualization’s man on the ground, Colin Steele, on the much-anticipated vCloud Director unveiled at VMworld 2010.

4. Barney Beal of SAP Watch outlines the fine print from the SAP-Sybase roadmap.

5. Have you been following the ping pong-esque bidding wars over 3PAR? Storage Soup’s Dave Raffo serves an update: HP goes to $2B for 3PAR after Dell raises its bid – Updated. Continued »


September 2, 2010  6:05 AM

Featured Member: Lovemyi

EmNichs Melanie Yarbrough Profile: MelanieYarbrough

Chances are you’ve seen today’s featured member Lovemyi, or Bruce, around the site. His 25 years of experience with IBM’s System/38 in all its many forms have made him a great asset to have around IT Knowledge Exchange forums. He’s all over AS/400, OS/400, iSeries questions – from commands to jobs, upgrades to career advice. Thanks, Bruce, for being such an invaluable fixture around the site!

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Are you an expert? Search questions that relate to your expertise to spread your knowledge and build your 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 31, 2010  6:59 AM

Featured Member: DoneThat

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DoneThat, or Gary, is today’s featured member, thanks to his activity around IT Knowledge Exchange this month. Whether it’s Wireless in 2010, AS/400 or Access, Gary has truly been there and DoneThat.

Recent Answers:

Are you an expert? Search questions that relate to your expertise to spread your knowledge and build your 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 31, 2010  6:52 AM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: August 31, 2010

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Here are this week’s most-watched IT questions for your perusal. Help out where you can for knowledge and karma points!

1. Ever wonder how to go about blocking cell phone activity or wireless broadband cards from within your server room? EmNichs, Mr. Denny, Mpez0 and Aguacer0 have provided some pointers on things to consider when making this decision.

2. We can always count on Mr. Denny to give great insight into any SQL Server problem including this one: Importing large sets of Excel 2000 data to SQL database.

3. David2009 came to the right place to find out about incremental backup in SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2005 Express; Mr. Denny provided the approved answer.

4. Jaymz69 needed to know how to figure out who has locked the AS/400 program. Adamwkiuk2002 and Philpl1jb provided answers, with Phil’s earning approval.

5. Mpez0, Aguacer0 and EmNichs gave pointers on blocking USB drives or any removable media on an Active Directory network. Continued »


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