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November 3, 2009  3:02 PM

The most-watched IT questions this week: Nov. 3, 2009

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

Here are the 10 most watched questions on ITKE: There’s some great discussions going on. Go answer a question now and take your shot at winning a TV:

1. Problem installing Exchange 2007 Management Tools was posed by Labnuke99 and answered by Mshen.

2. What Event ID was asked by Newbiepeon and answered by Jerry mx.

3. After trigger select from other tables using joins was asked by Pmnc8179 and answered by FlaviusMaximus.

4. LotusScript – Computed subform QuerySave event was asked by Shane44 and answered by SlikTool.

5. domino attachment was asked by Bankyboy and answered by David Vasta.

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October 30, 2009  1:34 PM

Free IT books: Just help us review them!

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

The fine folks at Prentice Hall just sent us a fresh batch of IT books and we want to let you know how they are, but our ReviewBot needs all the help it can get.  Can you give us a hand? Right now, we’ve got the following books up for grabs:

  • Network Maintenance and Troubleshooting Guide: Field-Tested Solutions for Everyday Problems, 2nd Edition
  • VMware VS and vSphere SDK
  • PM Crash Course for IT Professionals

If you have a U.S. mailing address and would be willing to write an informative, creative review of the above books, let us know and if we like your idea (even just a straight-forward review!), we’ll ship you a free copy, yours to keep.

Leave a message in the comments with the book you’d like, or e-mail me directly at Michael@ITKnowledgeExchange.com.


October 29, 2009  7:39 PM

Featured IT Blogger: Mike Lagase

JennyMack Jenny Mackintosh Profile: JennyMack

Mike Lagase’s blog is chock-full of Exchange-related troubleshooting information. Mike is an Exchange Support Engineer at Microsoft and also blogs on the Exchange Team Blog, You Had Me at EHLO. Visit Mike’s blog for information on repairing Exchange 2007 counters, troubleshooting nonpages pool memory usage on an Exchange server, and more helpful tidbits.


October 29, 2009  7:03 PM

The IT Blog Top 10: Oct. 29, 2009

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

10. Choosing a block size when creating VMFS datastores Eric Siebert has written a guide on how to choose the right size for VMFS datastores.

9. How to use command line arguments in VBScript via the Wscript.Arguments Object Jerry Lees explains a helpful VBScript trick.

8. Using VRDP to view VirtualBox virtual machines remotely Rick Vanover discusses how to use DRDP to tackle a tricky virtualization problem.

7. No Exchange 2007 on Windows 2008 R2 – but why? Brendan Cournoyer delves into why the latest Windows 2008 R2 takes a surprising turn in not support Exchange 2007.

6. Email archiving vendor sues Gartner over Magic Quadrant Beth Pariseau writes about the developing drama after one company disagrees with Gartner’s Magic Quadrant enough to go forward with a lawsuit. Continued »


October 27, 2009  1:51 PM

The most-watched IT questions this week: Oct. 27, 2009

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

Here are the 10 most watched questions on ITKE: There’s some great discussions going on. Go answer a question now and take your shot at winning a TV:

1. VB was posed by AnandaDebnath and answered by Carlosdl.

2. Attaching a Default Icon to .exe file was asked by TheFinder and answered by CarlosDL

3. Windows Server 2003 partitioning was asked by a reader and answered by Mrdenny.

4. Oracle 10g Unable to connect the Report server was asked by a reader and is still unanswered!

5. Resource usage of SQL Server 2005 Generate Script was asked by Db23 and answered by Mrdenny.

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October 22, 2009  3:56 PM

Featured IT Blogger: Nathan Winters

JennyMack Jenny Mackintosh Profile: JennyMack

Nathan‘s Exchange Blog is a great resource for the latest news on Exchange releases, troubleshooting, and insider tips. Nathan has been imparting his knowledge on Exchange Server since 2006, and was awarded a Microsoft MVP award in 2007 for his efforts. His most recent post was to raise awareness about the latest UK Microsoft Messaging & Unified Communications user group meeting, but he has also covered common Exchange error messages and even issues in SQL Server. Check out Nathan’s blog today!


October 22, 2009  1:46 PM

The IT Blog Top 10: Oct. 22, 2009

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

10. How to use command line arguments in VBScript via the Wscript.Arguments Object Jerry Lees offers up a quick tutorial.

9. Choosing a block size when creating VMFS datastores Eric Siebert offers a handy guide to creating appropriately-sized blocks in VMFS

8. No Exchange 2007 on Windows 2008 R2 – but why? Brendan Cournoyer delves into why the latest Windows 2008 R2 takes a surprising turn in not support Exchange 2007.

7. The virus Win32/Conflicker.B is still running around the Internet Apparently the computer virus Win32/Conflicker.B is still running around the net causing all sorts of problems. Mr. Denny has the scoop.

6. Top 10, er, 20 reasons to move to IBM i 6.1 Mark Fontecchio shares some compelling reasons to switch over to IBM i 6.1. Continued »


October 20, 2009  2:15 PM

The most-watched IT questions this week: Oct. 20, 2009

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

Here are the 10 most watched questions on ITKE: There’s some great discussions going on ranging from SQL to diagnosing app crashes. Go answer a question now and take your shot at winning a TV:

1. ORA-31672 in oracle 11g tops the list, with thoughts from Carlosdl and MeandYou.

2. .NET framework was asked by Owolab, with answers from Drdenny and Kccrosser.

3. Microsoft Server 2003 to Oracle migration was asked by a reader and answered by Mrdenny.

4. SQL EXPLAIN was asked by a reader and was followed up on with Mrdenny.

5. VB was posed by AnandaDebnath and answered by Carlosdl. Continued »


October 15, 2009  1:21 PM

The IT Blog Top 10: Oct. 15, 2009

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

10. Removing old hardware after a P2V conversion Eric Siebert shares a long-held best practice regarding old server management.

9. The challenge of managing risk when IT budgets tighten Linda Tucci explains the challenges of a down economy — and offers some tips on coming out ahead.

8. Ellison commits to the hardware business Find out why in this video uncovered by Shayna Garlick.

7. No Exchange 2007 on Windows 2008 R2 – but why? Brendan Cournoyer delves into why the latest Windows 2008 R2 takes a surprising turn in not support Exchange 2007.

6. What is virtualization? Eric Siebert has created a handy guide that will give you an overview on this tricky topic. Continued »


October 14, 2009  1:52 PM

Redeem your Knowledge Points for an Amazon.com gift card!

JennyMack Jenny Mackintosh Profile: JennyMack

We would like to thank all of our IT Knowledge Exchange members for their hard work on the site this year by offering the opportunity to “cash out” on their total Knowledge Points earned. Every 1,000 Knowledge Points earned through December 15th, 2009 is eligible for a $10 Amazon gift card.

Remember: You don’t just have to answer questions to earn Knowledge Points! Submitting good questions and thoughtful discussion points can also bump up your Knowledge Points total just as well. Remember your Knowledge Points earned are:

Not sure where to start? Visit this blog post with links to all unanswered questions.

Cashout details:

  • All members with a cumulative 1,000 Knowledge Points or more on the date of their cashout are eligible.
  • Participating members must e-mail us at contactus@itknowledgeexchange.com by the end of business on December 15th in order to qualify for the cashout. In order for us to correctly process the e-mail, you must include your handle.
  • Cashout period runs from today, October 14th, through the end of business on December 15th. We will award gift cards to eligible members based on their total accumulated Knowledge Point values at the time of their e-mail. This means you can e-mail us today to redeem your points, or wait and earn additional Knowledge Points through December 15th.

Restrictions:

  • Only members in Amazon-eligible locations can participate.
  • We cannot “round up” — if you e-mail us and your Knowledge Points currently stand at 4,995, we can only award you for the 4,000. Keep this in mind as you plan your time to redeem!
  • All participants will be reviewed for post relevancy. “Gaming the system” by posting irrelevant comments will be seen by our admins, and you will be disqualified from redeeming.
  • Each participating member may only e-mail us once — we cannot award additional gift cards for participation after the member has chosen to redeem his points.

Your moderators at IT Knowledge Exchange are very excited to launch this giveaway — we look forward to hearing from you!

Thanks,

Community Manager


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