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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.


June 10, 2010  1:31 PM

The IT Blog Top 10: June 10, 2010

EmNichs Melanie Yarbrough Profile: MelanieYarbrough

Here are this week’s top 10 blog posts from across the IT Knowledge Exchange Community. They run the gamut this week—from the private cloud to copier security to storage in 2010.

1. VMware wants the whole private cloud software stack – and it may get it by Carl Brooks for The Troposphere.

2. Security Risk of Digital Copiers by Ken Harthun for Security Corner.

3. Database security: Top 10 database vulnerabilities list by Robert Westervelt for Security Bytes.

4. Using personally identifiable information is gonna cost you by Linda Tucci for IT Compliance Advisor.

5. An open source clustered NAS deep dive by Beth Pariseau for Storage Soup. Continued »


June 8, 2010  3:19 PM

Member Highlight: R3boot

EmNichs Melanie Yarbrough Profile: MelanieYarbrough

Hailing from Southern Alberta, in Canada’s Calgary, r3boot skips the pomp and circumstance in his profile and heads straight for the answers. He’s answered your questions on security and networking, and he’s helped us get a running start on Storage in 2010 month here at IT Knowledge Exchange.

Check out his profile to see all of his questions and answers. Congratulations, r3boot, and keep up the great work!

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 (even a fun one like r3boot’s) 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 8, 2010  6:00 AM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: June 8, 2010

EmNichs Melanie Yarbrough Profile: MelanieYarbrough

Here are this week’s top 10 most-watched IT questions from you and your fellow IT Knowledge Exchange community members. Add to the discussion or shed light on unanswered questions! Last week we kicked off Storage in 2010 month, so be sure to tag all of your storage questions with “Storage in 2010.” Got some kickin’ IT knowledge you want to share? Head over to IT answers and get your answer on. Other members will surely appreciate it!

1. Storage VMotion asked by a member via e-mail and answered by Mrdenny.

2. Outlook express asked by Grat8ful and answered by AndreaF.

3. Configuring VM with Multiple Cores asked by Sebeticus and answered by Mrdenny.

4. Does anyone use a multiple IE program for virtualization? asked via e-mail and yet to be answered!

5. Is there a way to virtualize such that applications can be installed in virtualization layers over a core system? answered by Mshen. Continued »


June 7, 2010  2:35 PM

The IT Knowledge Exchange Transparency and Accuracy Policy

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

Member bloggers at IT Knowledge Exchange come from a variety of walks of life. Some are IT practitioners, helping their companies large and small continue to execute on their IT goals. Some are noted experts, authors and thinkers, helping set the bar for where IT is going tomorrow. Some are consultants, either solo or with large organizations. Some are helping build the very products that will make that tomorrow possible.

A lot of them are doing some mix of the above.

All of IT Knowledge Exchange’s bloggers, however, are expected and have committed to holding a high standard when it comes to transparency and accuracy, and we’re taking the step to outline that commitment to you here.

Transparency

IT Knowledge Exchange bloggers often have a variety of roles in the industry they cover. This can give them unique insights and a depth of expertise, but it can also lead to trouble if possible conflicts of interest are not disclosed.

In light of this, IT Knowledge Exchange bloggers will:

  • Post information on their background and expertise, including education, experience, and previous and current employers if that experience has helped shaped their expertise.
  • Make clear their membership in any trade organizations or groups that relate to the material they are writing.
  • Clearly disclose any payments or gifts they receive from industry groups, including vendors, trade organizations, analyst firms, or anyone else with a vested interest in selling something.
  • Let their readers know if they are using affiliate links when linking to books, audio recordings or anything else they can purchase online.
  • Make clear their source material, which includes linking to sources if available and never claiming others’ ideas or words as their own.

Accuracy

Members and visitors have a lot of choices when it comes to technical knowledge online, and to earn their trust and time, IT Knowledge Exchange bloggers work hard to make sure that they present the most accurate information available.

IT Knowledge Exchange bloggers will:

  • Only publish information they believe is accurate as of the date they’re writing.
  • Not pass along rumors without providing some context as to how reliable that information is.
  • Be open to corrections from their readers and work to update material if proven incorrect.
  • Be willing to print respectful responses from those with opposing points of view, whether in the comments or as a guest post on their own blog.

Since IT is a swiftly changing field, information that is accurate and complete one day might be obsolete even a few months or days later, and we encourage readers to comment with updates when applicable.

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The bloggers at IT Knowledge Exchange have upheld a very high standard of quality, and most have been following these guidelines on their own for years. If you have any questions about this policy, however, please reach out to us at ContactUs@ITKnowledgeExchange.com.


June 3, 2010  6:00 AM

The IT Blog Top 10: June 3, 2010

Michael Morisy Melanie Yarbrough Profile: MelanieYarbrough

Here they are, this week’s IT blog top 10. No guns or fallen comrades, just a great range of topics. Check them out and let them know in the comments section if they rev your jet engine. Have a favorite blog post you’d like to share? Hate my puns/metaphors? Let me know in the comments as well. We always welcome your feedback, so email me at Melanie@ITKnowledgeExchange.com or let me know on Twitter!

1. An open source clustered NAS deep dive by Beth Pariseau for Storage Soup.

2. Must Have iPad Apps for the Road Warrior – Part 3 by Dave Bateman for Can you hear me now? Tales from a Cisco voice instructor. (Check out Part 1 & Part 2 as well.)

3. First look at Windows 2008 R2 SP1 puts emphasis on virtualization by Brendan Cournoyer for The Windows Server Notebook.

4. Xen vs. KVM: The battle lines are drawn by Colin Steele for the Search Server Virtualization Blog.

5. CIO challenge: A generation of social media addicts by Linda Tucci for Total CIO.
Continued »


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