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April 3, 2009  3:10 PM

Featured IT Blogger of the Week: Windows Virtualization Team Blog

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This week’s featured blog is the Windows Virtualization Team Blog. In a time when technology is moving so fast, sometimes it pays to head straight to the source. On the Microsoft Virtualization Product Group’s team blog, you can stay abreast of the latest developments related to enterprise desktop virtualization, management tools, Hyper-V, and any other Microsoft virtualization products. The other nice thing about the blog — you are getting viewpoints from not only the managers, but the developers and testers as well.

Visit Microsoft’s Virtualization Team blog here.

April 2, 2009  3:42 PM

IT Knowledge Exchange Community Update for 04/02/09

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Here is what’s happening in our community lately:

  • Free book chapter
  • Xbox contest
  • LinkedIn group
  • IT blogger of the week
  • Featured questions
  • Featured blog posts
  • New community blog
  • Messages from the TechTarget network

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April 1, 2009  9:00 AM

Another free book chapter on April 1st? No April Fooling!

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You’ve probably had your leg pulled more times than you can count today, right? Yes, it is April 1st again (and I was sorely tempted to post an April Fools’ Day whopper here myself) but what I’m about to say is indeed the truth. We have another free book chapter for you!

We recently started a new blog to offer our readers a chance to download free chapters from some of the most popular enterprise IT and development books on the market. That’s right, it’s absolutely free and not an April Fools’ Day prank.

Each week, you’ll find a fresh chapter on the IT Bookworm Blog – along with a list of hand-selected IT resources to complement the topic of the chapter. Below are four chapters for your reading pleasure. So be sure to visit today and download your chapter.

Take care – and watch your back today!

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Chapter 7 – Configuring the Hub Transport Role
Source: Professional Windows PowerShell for Exchange Server 2007 by Wrox

Chapter 4 – Booting and configuring a Xen Host
Source: Professional Xen Virtualization by Wrox

Chapter 3 – How to retrieve data with the SQL SELECT statement
Source: Murach’s SQL Server 2008 for Developers by Mike Murach & Associates

Chapter 2 – How to use Oracle SQL Developer and other tools
Source: Murach’s Oracle SQL and PL/SQL by Mike Murach & Associates


March 31, 2009  2:37 PM

IT Knowledge Exchange Community Update for 03/31/09

JennyMack Jenny Mackintosh Profile: JennyMack

Here is what’s happening in our community lately:

  • Microsoft live virtualization chat
  • New Xbox contest
  • We’re on LinkedIn!
  • Member of the week
  • Featured questions
  • Featured blog posts
  • New community blog
  • Messages from the TechTarget network

Microsoft Live Virtualization Chat

Join us in a live chat with Edwin Yuen, Microsoft Virtualization expert, TODAY, March 31st from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm EST. The chat is now open.

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March 26, 2009  9:06 PM

Featured IT Blogger of the Week: John Policelli

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This week’s IT Knowledge Exchange Blogger of the Week is John Policelli. John is a Microsoft MVP, and his blog covers Microsoft Directory Services. He is a published author on topics such as Active Directory, Windows Enterprise Server Administration and Windows Server.

John recently wrote about securing the Directory Services Restore Mode (DSRM):

This is not a post that describes how-to change the password on a DSRM account; there’s thousands of such articles on the web. This post aims to give you a thorough understanding of the risks associated with not properly securing DSRM accounts, the impact of exploited DSRM accounts, and my recommendations to secure DSRM accounts.

We’re happy to feature him as our Blogger of the Week!


March 26, 2009  3:02 PM

IT Knowledge Exchange Community Update for 03/26/09

JennyMack Jenny Mackintosh Profile: JennyMack

Here is what’s happening in our community lately:

  • Microsoft live virtualization chat
  • Blogger of the week
  • Free book chapter
  • New Xbox contest
  • We’re on LinkedIn!
  • Featured questions
  • Featured blog posts
  • New community blog
  • Messages from the TechTarget network

Continued »


March 24, 2009  3:29 PM

IT Knowledge Exchange Community Update for 03/24/09

JennyMack Jenny Mackintosh Profile: JennyMack

Here is what’s happening in our community lately:

  • Microsoft live virtualization chat
  • New Xbox contest
  • We’re on LinkedIn!
  • Member of the week
  • Featured questions
  • Featured blog posts
  • New community blog
  • Messages from the TechTarget network

Continued »


March 19, 2009  7:24 PM

Featured IT Blogger of the Week: Andy Dale

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This week’s featured blogger is Andy Dale of AboutSharePoint.com. Andy Dale is a Senior SharePoint Consultant at a Microsoft Partner company. His blog discusses many different aspects of SharePoint software, from the benefits of using it in different sectors, to the important points of upgrades. His writing style is clear, not full of jargon and techspeak, and his expertise is broad. For those of us who could use some brushing up on our SharePoint skills (and that’s likely most of us), Andy’s blog is a great resource.

You can visit AboutSharepoint.com here.


March 19, 2009  3:14 PM

IT Knowledge Exchange Community Update for 03/19/09

JennyMack Jenny Mackintosh Profile: JennyMack

Here is what’s happening in our community lately:

  • New Xbox contest announcement
  • We’re on LinkedIn!
  • IT blogger of the week
  • IT Bookworm free chapter of the week
  • Featured questions
  • Featured blog posts
  • Messages from the TechTarget network

Continued »


March 18, 2009  8:10 PM

New Contest: A trio of Xboxes for our top three users

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Now through the end of April, you can not only show off your IT skills by asking and answering questions on ITKnowledgeExchange.com, but you can earn the chance to spend some quality time honing your bad-guy-vaporizing skills on your very own Xbox 360.

From today (March 18th) through April 30th, you have a chance to win one of three Xbox 360 consoles. The winners will be the top 3 community members who have the most Knowledge Points earned and have asked 5 IT-related questions (you still earn Knowledge points for asking questions) during the contest period. So tell your friends and co-workers to post their IT questions on ITKnowledgeExchange.com so you can answer and rack up your Knowledge Points.

The top three Knowledge Point earners (who have qualified by also submitting 5 IT related questions) will earn:

1st Place: Xbox 360 Elite
2nd Place: Xbox 360
3rd Place: Xbox 360 Arcade

Some important details:

  • This contest is only open to members in the following countries or regions: United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Western Europe.
  • Previous Xbox contest winners are not eligble for this contest.
  • All answers, discussion and questions will be reviewed for validity.

You can start asking your toughest questions by visiting our Ask a Question page here. To start showing off your IT guru skills, you can visit the unanswered question sections here:

AS/400 (unanswered questions)
Channel (unanswered questions)
CIO (unanswered questions)
CRM (unanswered questions)
Database (unanswered questions)
Data Center (unanswered questions)
Data Management (unanswered questions)
Development (unanswered questions)
Exchange (unanswered questions)
Linux (unanswered questions)
Lotus Domino (unanswered questions)
Microsoft Windows (unanswered questions)
Mobile (unanswered questions)
Networking (unanswered questions)
Oracle (unanswered questions)
SAP (unanswered questions)
Security (unanswered questions)
SQL Server (unanswered questions)
Storage (unanswered questions)
Virtualization / VMware (unanswered questions)
Unified Communications / VoIP (unanswered questions)

Good luck, and happy posting!


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