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May 13, 2010  3:42 PM

Welcome Melanie Yarbrough, ITKnowledgeExchange’s new assistant community editor

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

Just a quick note: You’re going to start seeing a new face around the IT Knowledge Exchange forums and on the Enterprise IT Watch Blog. We’re pleased to bring aboard Melanie Yarbrough as our new assistant community editor, to help keep the forums active and spam free and to keep making IT Knowledge Exchange the best community for active IT professionals. Melanie’s a graduate from Emerson College, and was previously an assistant editor at IdeaLaunch.

May 13, 2010  3:42 PM

The IT Blog Top 10: May 13, 2010

Michael Morisy Melanie Yarbrough Profile: MelanieYarbrough

It’s that time again; here are the top 10 blog posts across the IT Knowledge Exchange blog network for the past week. You may recognize number one from last week, which is worth a visit if you don’t.

1. New Trojan masquerades as Adobe update by Robert Westervelt for Security Bytes

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

3. EMC releases VPlex “active-active” storage by Beth Pariseau for Storage Soup

4. Active Directory on your iPhone? There’s an app for that by Brendan Cournoyer for The Windows Server Notebook blog

5. LSI CEO likes his chances with Oracle by Dave Raffo for Storage Soup

6. FDCServers’ colocation data center gives new life to the term “boxen” by Michael Morisy for the Enterprise IT Watch Blog

7. Webiplex: Another cool vendor you may not have heard of by Barbara Darrow for Channel Marker

8. SQL 2008 R2 is pricy, but so is that other database by Mr Denny of SQL Server with Mr. Denny

9. Olofson on ODBs by Jack Baghan for the SOA Talk blog

10. EMC, VMware tighten storage integration by Colin Steele for the Search Server Virtualization Blog

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


May 11, 2010  12:47 PM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: May 11, 2010

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

1. Data type : GMToffset in SQL Server 2000, asked by NSH and answered by MrDenny, CarlosDL and Kccrosser.

2. Database Size on SQL Azure asked by a Microsoft Chat Participant and answered by Microsoft, MrDenny and USM.

3. Role of Excel/Access in SQL Server 2008 R2 asked via e-mail and answered by MrDenny.

4. Training for SQL Server 2008 R2 asked via e-mail and answered by MrDenny.

5. What is DAC? asked by a Microsoft Chat Participant and answered by Microsoft and MrDenny.
Continued »


May 6, 2010  12:32 PM

The IT Blog Top 10: May 6, 2010

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

These were the top 10 blog posts across the IT Knowledge Exchange blog network for the past two weeks:

1. New Trojan masquerades as Adobe update by Robert Westervelt for Security Bytes

2. Gartner’s take on emerging business intelligence technology by Christina Torode for TotalCIO

3. Who’s taking ERP market share from SAP, Oracle? by Courtney Bjorlin for SAP Watch

4. LSI CEO likes his chances with Oracle by Dave Raffo for Storage Soup

5. James Bach – The buccaneer tester by Yvette Francino for Software Quality Insights

Continued »


May 5, 2010  8:28 PM

Add your picture and bio to your profile and you could win an iPad

EmNichs Emily Nichols Profile: EmNichs

If you haven’t filled out your profile and added your picture, do it now and you could win an iPad. Once you’ve added your picture and filled out your profile, add a comment to this post to let me know and I’ll give you 100 Knowledge Points. 

Increase your chances of winning by

  • 5 Points: Asking a Question
  • 10 Points: Discussing a Question
  • 10 Points: Accepting an Answer
  • 15 Points: Answering a Question
  • 100 Points: Retweeting the Scavenger Hunt
  • 200 Points: Completing the Intel Open Port IT Scavenger Hunt 

Good luck!


May 4, 2010  6:30 AM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: May 4, 2010

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

1. Dot Net SQL Connection Time Out Problem, asked by KonguKarna and answered by MrDenny

2. Inter-site replication generation, asked by WindowsServerATE and answered by MrDenny

3. Database for OLTP, asked by Akansha and answered by MrDenny and CarlosDL

4. Best way to prepare for an IT conference? asked by Michael Morisy and answered by MrDenny

5. How many snapshots can be created on a VD (Virtual Disk)? asked by Enhancetech and answered by MrDenny, CarlosDL, and Chippy088. Continued »


April 29, 2010  1:46 PM

The IT Blog Top 10: April 29, 2010

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

1. How to Clear Cached Credentials on a Windows by Michael Khanin for Network Administrator Knowledgebase

2. Gartner’s take on emerging business intelligence technology by Christina Torode for TotalCIO

3. Master’s guide to VMware Fault Tolerance by Eric Siebert for Virtualization Pro

4. Who’s taking ERP market share from SAP, Oracle? by Courtney Bjorlin

5. Overheard: You have a dominant hand, dominant eye and even a dominant foot. Why not a dominant side of the brain? by Margaret Rouse for Overheard in the Tech Blogosphere Continued »


April 27, 2010  7:25 AM

The Most-Watched Questions for April 27, 2010

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

1. 16 node failover clustering in SQL Server 2008, asked by Akansha and answered by Mrdenny.

2. When will IPv4 addresses really run out?, asked by a SearchEnterpriseWAN reader and answered by MrDenny, JoeyBaker, SilviaHagen and TomLiotta.

3. FDA Regulatory Requirements for data center, asked by Eduzo and answered by MrDenny and KevinBeaver.

4. Is there any danger? asked by Jim4522 and answered by MrDenny.

5. ngen.exe – Application Error – The application failed to inititalize properly (0xc0000005). asked by Dani0710 and answered by CarlosDL. Continued »


April 22, 2010  1:30 PM

The IT Blog Top 10: April 22, 2010

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

1. Importing VMDK disk files into Sun xVM VirtualBox by Rick Vanover for SearchServerVirtualization Blog

2. Twelve essential Steps of Software Testing Life Cycle (STLC) by Jaideep for Quality Assurance and Project Management.

3. OWASP Top 10 List revised by Robert Westervelt for Security Wire Weekly.

4. How to Clear Cached Credentials on a Windows by Michael Khanin for Network Administrator Knowledgebase.

5. How to configure DTC on Windows 2008 by MrDenny on SQL Server with Mr. Denny.

Continued »


April 21, 2010  8:42 PM

Free IT books for the taking!

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

It's like this, except with books instead of gold and possibly fewer pirates.

Ok, so we’re going to make you work a little bit for them, but not too hard, I promise.

All you need to do to get a free copy of one of the below books is:

  • Ask and/or Answer three (3) quality questions tagged “Networking in 2010″. Here, I’ll even give you a link to the current questions. If you’re answering, the questions should be unanswered.
  • Agree to do a review to be featured on the Bookworm Blog.
Offer to do both, and I’ll scrounge around the office for the best extra swag we have, guaranteed. Once you’ve picked your path to free book greatness, just e-mail me which you chose, your book preference and where you want the book shipped to.
*Usual contest shipping rules apply, but if you’re out of our normal range, I might be able to negotiate something to get you the books anyways. Also, only valid while supplies last.
The Books:
A Practical Guide to Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Jeffrey S. Beasley’s Networking
IT Systems Management
Why New Systems Fail
Computer and Communication Networks
Security the Borderless Network
Deploying and Troubleshooting Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers


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