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June 24, 2010  6:57 AM

The IT Blog Top 10: June 24, 2010

Melanie Yarbrough Profile: MelanieYarbrough

We have some great top posts for you this week, from the ever-evolving discourse on cloud computing to security, storage and virtualization. Congratulations to the star of this week’s IT blog top 10, Colin Steele of Search Server Virtualization, whose posts knock out spots 7 through 9. Keep those great posts coming, Colin! Have a favorite blog post that didn’t make it on the list? Let me know in the comments or email me directly.

1. Amazon’s early efforts at cloud computing? Partly accidental by Carl Brooks for The Troposphere.

2. Malware exploiting Windows Help Center vulnerability by Marcia Savage for Security Bytes.

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

4. Customers pleased with Google Enterprise desktop security by Eric Parizo for Security Bytes.

5. Oracle doesn’t play nice with HP by Mark Fontecchio for Eye on Oracle. Continued »

June 22, 2010  6:00 AM

Member Highlight: Abigail

Melanie Yarbrough Profile: MelanieYarbrough

Abigail has been busy around the community answering your AS/400 and iSeries questions. From AS/400 locking to iSeries user profiles and logins, Abigail’s been untangling your toughest questions. Keep them coming, and keep up the great work, Abigail!

Want your own questions answered? Head over to the forums and post them right away. Be sure to tag them with appropriate tags to make them easier to find and easier to answer.

If you’d like to be featured in our member highlights, head over to IT answers and take a shot at some of our unanswered questions. Each answer will earn you Knowledge Points that can help you in our latest contest for one of two brand new Xbox 360s. (Sharing your feedback will help you win as well.) Uploading a photo and filling out your profile can’t hurt either!

Have you noticed an oustanding member around IT Knowledge Exchange? Let us know who’s answering your questions in the comments section or email me directly. I look forward to hearing from you!

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


June 22, 2010  5:31 AM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: June 22, 2010

Melanie Yarbrough Profile: MelanieYarbrough

This week’s most-watched IT questions are a great mix of SQL Server, Oracle and Storage in 2010 questions. Head over to IT Answers and see if you can shed some light on the unanswered questions. Remember, just because a question’s been answered doesn’t mean that you can’t add your own two cents!

1. Locations throughout the US need a storage strategy. Our current strategy has servers and individual machines backin up to web-based services, asked by ITKE and answered by mrdenny.

2. What is the best solution (DVR, NVR or SAN) for video storage with 300 terabyte per day for 90 days storage? asked by a user via email and answered by mrdenny.

3. What are the pitfalls and hidden costs behind video storage on Amazon’s S3 Cloud storage system? asked as part of Storage in 2010 month and answered by mrdenny.

4. Upgrading from Oracle 8i to Oracle 9i from Windows 2000 server to Windows Server 2003, asked by Kavyaram22 and discussed by Wgself and mrdenny.

5. SQL Server table structure, asked by Tablestructure and answered by mrdenny. Continued »


June 17, 2010  6:18 AM

Member Highlight: Hafwhit

Melanie Yarbrough Profile: MelanieYarbrough

Hafwhit, or Gary Whitten, is a programmer who hails from Columbus, MS. His fifteen years of experience in the AS/400 environment, RPG for client support, and CGI programming in RPGLE has helped him help you answer all of your questions in AS/400, iSeries, and RPGLE. Thanks for spreading the knowledge, Gary, we really appreciate it!

Want to be featured in our member highlights? Head over to IT Answers to spread your IT expertise or test the knowledge of our other members. Earn Knowledge Points that will help you in our latest contest for a brand new Xbox 360! (Giving us some feedback will help you win as well.) Upload your photo and fill out your profile so we can get to know you better!

Have you noticed an outstanding member around IT Knowledge Exchange? Let us know who’s answering your questions in the comments or email me directly. I always love to hear from you!

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


June 17, 2010  6:00 AM

The IT Blog Top 10: June 18, 2010

Melanie Yarbrough Profile: MelanieYarbrough

Here are this week’s top 10 blog posts from around IT Knowledge Exchange. There are quite a few flaw patch and security update posts on the list; have you recently applied any of these updates to your system? Are you satisfied? If you see something you enjoyed, leave the author a little love note in the comments. One of your favorite blog posts not on the list? Let me know in the comments section or email me directly. Enjoy!

1. Microsoft patch prevents vSphere Client logins by Colin Steele for the Search Server Virtualization blog.

2. Whoops! Oracle/Sun not looking so profitable after all by Barbara Darrow of Channel Marker.

3. What’s the best way to really screw up my transaction log files? by mrdenny of SQL Server with Mr. Denny.

4. Moving On by Beth Pariseau announcing her move from Search Storage to the Data Center and Server Virtualization Group. Congratulations, Beth!

5. Vizioncore, Veeam get vicious by Colin Steele of the Search Server Virtualization blog. Continued »


June 16, 2010  1:36 PM

New Contest: Your Chance to Win a New Xbox 360

EmNichs Emily Nichols Profile: EmNichs

Now through the end of July, you can show off your IT skills while earning the points to win a newly released Xbox 360.

 

 

From today (June 16th) through July 30th, you have a chance to win 1 of 2 newly released Xbox 360s. The 10 community members who have earned the most Knowledge Points during the contest period will be entered into a raffle to win one of the Xbox 360s or 1 of 3 $50 Amazon Gift Cards.

To get you started, we will give you 250 Knowledge Points for answering this survey. The survey is to help us improve ITKnowledgeExchange.com so tell us what you do and don’t like about the community.

When you’re done, start asking and answering questions. The time you spend now, won’t compare to the hours you’ll spend vaporizing zombies if you’re the winner. You can find unanswered questions here.

Some important details:
* This contest is only open to members in the following countries or regions: United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Western Europe.
* All answers, discussion and questions will be reviewed for validity.

Best of Luck!
Em


June 16, 2010  5:15 AM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: June 15, 2010

EmNichs Melanie Yarbrough Profile: MelanieYarbrough

Storage month is in full swing here at IT Knowledge Exchange, and it’s well reflected in this week’s top 10 most-watched questions. We’ve been getting some great questions, answers and discussions on Storage in 2010, so be sure to join in on the conversation!

1. Hyper-v +iSCSI storage asked by ITKE and answered by Mrdenny.

2. SQL indexes asked by Fhhdjfhjdhfjhjdfh, answered by Mrdenny and discussed by Carlosdl and Kccrosser.

3. RAID repair asked by ITKE and answered by Mrdenny.

4. Suggestions for home storage solution has some good suggestions from Mrdenny, Aguacer0 and HP guy, CalvinZ.

5. Import data file into SQL database asked by Anamika83 and not yet answered. Head over to IT answers and have your say! Continued »


June 15, 2010  1:58 PM

Member Highlight: Fhhdjfhjdhfjhjdfh

EmNichs Melanie Yarbrough Profile: MelanieYarbrough

Our featured members go above and beyond!

Try saying that handle three times fast. In addition to his tongue-twister of a handle, Fhhdjfhjdhfjhjdfh (or Rino), has been trying to untangle all sorts of SQL Server mysteries around the site. He powered with us through May by asking some great questions, and he’s all set to tackle some tough SQL Server questions in June. Thanks for being such an active part of our community!

Want to be featured in our member highlights? Head over to IT Answers to spread your IT expertise or test the knowledge of our other members – you can earn Knowledge Points that you can use to redeem for Amazon gift cards. Upload a photo and fill out your profile so we can get to know you better!

Have a suggestion for a member we should highlight? Leave a comment or tell me directly 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.


June 14, 2010  3:37 PM

Congratulations to the Intel Open Port Scavenger Hunt Winners

EmNichs Emily Nichols Profile: EmNichs

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Intel Open Port Scavenger Hunt, we hope you had fun and learned something new. A special congratulations to our winners:

Aguacer0 has hit a lucky streak, taking home the grand prize of the Dell Precision T7500 Tower Workstation Desktop Computer with the Quad Core Intel Xeon Processor.

Carlosdl goes home the winner of a $100 Amazon Gift Card.

jmorris74 takes the $50 Amazon Gift Card.

labnuke99 won the $25 Amazon Gift Card.

Thanks again to everyone who participated. Keep the contributions coming, you never know who will be the next big winner.

-Emily
Community Manager


June 10, 2010  1:50 PM

Member Highlight: Stevesz

EmNichs Melanie Yarbrough Profile: MelanieYarbrough

Stevesz started out messing with computers part-time in the late 70s, and he’s been doing it full-time now for 20 years. His company, LAN Doctor, Inc. helps small businesses (up to 25 seats) and non-profit organizations meet their computing needs. He spends his time mostly breaking and fixing, but he also helps plan computing strategy, install and maintain networks, etc.

He’s made an impression around the IT Knowledge Exchange community answering questions on Exchange and Outlook 2007, taking part in the ongoing debate on Norton v. McAfee, and he’s even helped us out with storage in 2010.

Want to be featured in our member highlights? Head over to IT Answers and spread your IT expertise – you’ll also earn Knowledge Points that you can use to redeem for Amazon gift cards. Upload a photo and fill out your profile so we can get to know you better!

Have a suggestion for a member we should highlight? Leave a comment or tell me directly 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.


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