ITKE Community Blog


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.


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 »


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