We just gave away one sweet prize to ssorr0yk, an HP EliteBook 8440w. And this June we’re doing it again in our Intel Open Port IT Scavenger Hunt.
- Grand Prize: Dell Precision T7500 Tower Workstation Desktop Computer with the Quad Core Intel Xeon Processor
- First Runner Up: $100 Amazon.com Gift Card
- Second Runner Up: $50 Amazon.com Gift Card
- Third Runner Up: $25 Amazon.com Gift Card
The Intel Open Port IT Community is a key online resource for IT professionals seeking advice at all stages of the IT decision-making process. From topics like server virtualization to remote management of notebook and desktop PC’s using Intel XEON technology, Open Port offers a network to gain access, share ideas and discuss the most relevant topics with leaders of the IT community. Learn more
IT Knowledge Exchange members earn 200 Knowledge Points for entering and will receive an IT Knowledge Exchange Sticker. See IT Knowledge Exchange’s general contest rules for more details.
1. Symantec starts FY 2011 with layoffs from Channel Marker by Barbara Darrow
2. Symantec confirms “some downsizing” in Utah –*Updated* from Storage Soup by Beth Pariseau
3. How NOT to Fight Spam from Security Corner by Ken Harthun
4. Twelve essential Steps of Software Testing Life Cycle (STLC) from Quality Assurance and Project Management by Jaideep
Our next contest starts today April 6th and runs until midnight EST on May 17th. Here are the specifics: We are giving away 2 iPads. 1st place receives a 32GB version and people who finish in 2-10th will be put in a drawing to receive a 32GB version.
How can you win or qualify?
All you need to do to win is collect the most knowledge points between the dates listed above. To earn knowledge points you can Ask questions, Answer questions, discuss questions, getting your answer selected as an accepted answer and approving answers.
Keep in mind that we will be reviewing all activities and deducting knowledge points to any posts that do not add value or help the member asking the question.
So let the fun begin. Post any Enterprise IT questions you have and answer unanswered questions that exist on the site: Error messages you are receiving, product selection advice needed and anything else. Also spread the word and have your friends post questions that you may have the answer to.
We will be having special ways you can earn additional knowledge points so sign up for our twitter feed @ITKE to get the announcements.
Any questions? Email me at sbrooks @ techtarget.com
If Apple can ship an iPad to you then you are eligible for this contest.
It was a tight race, but 4 members came out on top:
GRAND PRIZE WINNER ssorr0yk: HP EliteBook 8440w with 2010 Core vPro processor
FIRST RUNNER UP nnf97: $100 Amazon.com Gift Card
SECOND RUNNER UP Resinator: $50 Amazon.com Gift Card
THIRD RUNNER UP LowTec: $25 Amazon.com Gift Card
On behalf of Intel and IT Knowledge Exhcange, thank you to everyone who participated and look out for the next Scavenger Hunt coming soon…..
1. Using RAID 5 with 3-18.2 GB Harddrives, what disk space is available?, which was asked by BamaNo1 and answered by MrDenny and MikeZ.
2. Wireless Routers with Static DHCP settings?, which was asked via e-mail and answered by Yeahboy.
3. Security of MAC-based wireless access permissions, which was asked by a reader and answered by Greglynn.
4. Date calculation incorrect in SQL when +1 month entered, which was asked by JohnsonMumbai and answered by TomLiotta.
5. Detecting WireShark and other sniffers in your wireless network?, which was asked via e-mail and answered by Labnuke99. Continued »
1. “Father of Java” James Gosling on Oracle-Sun by Mike Pontacoloni for Storage Soup
2. 10 Skills to make a perfect Project Manager by Jaideep on Quality Assurance and Project Management
3. Microsoft OCS 2010 Will Eliminate PBXby Tony Bradley for Unified Communications: Click To Talk
4. The Value of the VCP (VMware Certified Professional) by Joseph Foran for SearchServerVirtualization Blog
5. FISMA overhaul under way by Michael Mimoso for Security Bytes
6. Three ways to kill a frozen vSphere ESXi host virtual machine by Eric Siebert for Virtualization Pro
7. Using USB device filters with Sun xVM VirtualBox by Rick Vanover for SearchServerVirtualization Blog
8. Master’s guide to VMware Fault Tolerance by Eric Siebert for Virtualization Pro
9. Sources: Symantec dumping Veritas file system development team by Beth Pariseau for Storage Soup
10. How to configure DHCP Snooping in a Cisco Catalyst Switches. by Yasir Irfan for Network technologies and Trends
Here are the most-watched questions on IT Knowledge Exchange this week:
1. IPV6 CIDR notation, asked via e-mail and answered by Labnuke99
2. SQL Table Layout, asked by Philsal and answered by Meandyou and Carlosdl.
3. Active Directory Domain Services offline domain, asked via e-mail and answerd by Dchat
4. create a procedure, asked by Shwetamishra and answered by Carlosdl and Rainsley
5. database querying question SQLite, asked by Kreyszig and answered by Carlosdl.
Looking to clean up that mess you call your workspace? Great! We’ve even corralled over a dozen assistants to help you get organized: Animal Clips of dubious utility!
They stick on and pop off easily, and help keep those cables where they’re supposed to be. Where did we get these truly magical and revolutionary, not to mention lovable, devices? Our good friends at CableOrganizer.com. To win your set, simply ask or answer a networking question tagged “Networking in 2010” and e-mail me at Michael@ITKnowledgeExchange.com, and I’ll randomly pick a winner from eligible entrants. Usual contest rules apply.
It would also be awesome if you’d be willing to send us a quick picture of how you ended up using the clips: Here’s one from our office of a platypussaurus noshing on my phone line:
So what are you waiting for? Ask a question now!
1. “Father of Java” James Gosling on Oracle-Sun by Mike Pontacoloni on SOA Talk
2. Sources: Symantec dumping Veritas file system development team by Beth Pariseau on Storage Soup.
3. Oracle’s Purdy talks Java, C++, and JDK 7 by Mike Pontacoloni on SOA Talk.
4. Plagiarism, Inspiration, and John Dunleavy by Denny Cherry on SQL Server with Mr. Denny
5. Java Symposium keynote video – Red Hat’s Bob McWhirter on cloud in application delivery by Rob Barry on SOA Talk.
Upcoming Live Expert Chat: The A to Z of Desktop Virtualization with Microsoft – Learn How to Enable Faster Windows 7, Application Deployment and maintenance and Much More
On Tuesday, March 23rd, come meet Microsoft experts Max Hermann and Niamh Coleman live on IT Knowledge Exchange for a chat about Desktop Virtualization and how your company can benefit from deploying these technologies.
This is a unique opportunity to speak one-on-one with Microsoft Product Experts and answer all your questions about Desktop Virtualization. Find out if it will save you money and add flexibility. If you’d like to post your questions in advance, visit the chat page and leave it in the comments section.
Don’t Forget!! Sign up for an e-reminder to be e-mailed on the day of the event. We look forward to joining Max and Niamh on the 23rd, and hope to see you there.