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December 16, 2008  2:41 PM

IT Knowledge Exchange Community Update for 12/16/08

JennyMack Jenny Mackintosh Profile: JennyMack

Here is what’s happening in our community this week:

-> HP wants to know
-> Are you in the running yet?
-> Questions of the week
-> Blog posts of the week
-> New community blogs
-> Messages from the TechTarget network

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December 11, 2008  3:56 PM

IT Blogger of the Week – DataCenterKnowledge.com

JennyMack Jenny Mackintosh Profile: JennyMack

Hello Community,

Each week we want to highlight a blog or website that we think would benefit all IT pros. This week, it’s DataCenterKnowledge.com

If you’re looking for more information related to the data center, the Data Center Knowledge blog is a great place to start. Rich Miller and his editorial team cover data center news from all angles, targeted to different companies, locations, data center technologies and careers. He also travels to several enterprise events and reports on them, and posts discussion and review-focused video content.  If you are a data center professional or just interested in the Data Center space this blog covers it all and is a must read.

Visit DataCenterKnowledge.com today.

To submit your blog for review email sbrooks@techtarget.com

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December 9, 2008  4:07 AM

November Knowledge Point Contest Winners

JennyMack Jenny Mackintosh Profile: JennyMack

We are happy to announce our November Knowledge Point Contest Winners. Our top Knowledge Point earners in the past month are receiving Amazon.com gift cards just in time for holiday shopping!

  •   $200 –> Carlosdl, Technochic (over 3,000 Knowledge Points)
  •  $150 –> Flame (over 2,000 Knowledge Points)
  •  $75 –> Labnuke99, Gilly400, Mrdenny, Mshen (over 1,000 Knowledge Points)
  •  $50 –> Philp1jb, Yasirirfan (500+ Knowledge Points)

Congratulations to all of our winners!

Remember: through the month of December, you can win one of ten $50 Amazon.com gift cards, just by asking two questions and answering two questions on IT Knowledge Exchange! Click here for details.

Happy posting,

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December 4, 2008  5:39 PM

Tip: Add an image to your profile for your peers to see

JennyMack Jenny Mackintosh Profile: JennyMack

Uploading an image to your profile is simple to do, and it lets other users see who you are! It’s simple:

- Once you are logged in, click on “Edit My Public Profile” in the Dashboard:
Dashboard

- Scroll down to the “Upload an Optional Picture” option:

Upload photo

- Browse your computer for a suitable image. Once you have selected one, click “Save My Profile” and the changes will take effect.

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December 4, 2008  5:34 PM

Site Downtime tonight from 7-10pm EST

JennyMack Sean Brooks Profile: Brooksie18

We are going to be taking the site down tonight from 7-10pm EST. We are planning some back end and front end improvements to better serve the growing traffic we are getting. We are always lookig to continually improve the site to better serve our members.

The biggest change you will see is the new IT Blogs landing page.  This page will now have a featured blog as well as most recent blog comments.

Thanks for your patience and send any other suggested improvements or features you would like to see my way a sbrooks@techtarget.com

Thanks

Sean


December 3, 2008  2:59 PM

Ask, Answer and Win

JennyMack Jenny Mackintosh Profile: JennyMack

As 2008 winds to a close, IT Knowledge Exchange has one more fun contest to end the year.
From today until December 23rd, you can enter to win one of ten $50 (US) Amazon.com gift cards.
There are two things, however, that you must do in order to enter:

  1. Ask 2 questions
  2. Answer 2 questions

That’s it!

We will randomly draw ten eligible members, and each will receive a $50 (US) Amazon.com gift card. It’s that simple!

Remember — you have to both ask 2 questions and answer 2 questions in the community to be entered to win. Anyone who can receive an Amazon.com gift card is eligible.

–> Click here to ask a question

–> Click below for unanswered questions by topic:

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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December 2, 2008  5:59 PM

IT Knowledge Exchange Community Update for 12/02/08

JennyMack Jenny Mackintosh Profile: JennyMack

Here is what’s happening in our community this week:

  • Knowledge Points contest results
  • Announcement: Site down time
  • Questions of the week
  • Blog posts of the week
  • New community blogs
  • Messages from the TechTarget network

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November 26, 2008  8:30 PM

Be thankful you don’t work in these data centers

BrentSheets Brent Sheets Profile: BrentSheets

ThanksgivingAn early ‘Happy Thanksgiving Day’ to you all. No matter whether the Thanksgiving holiday is celebrated where you live, we can all think of things to be thankful for …especially family and friends.

You can also be thankful that you don’t work in one of the data centers highlighted in our Data Center contest. Our contest runs until the end of November, so hurry, you still have time to send us your own story before the contest ends.

You can read some of the crazy tales we’ve received in my previous post that listed the first 10 contest entries — and here are 4 more below.

Data Center Contest: Disaster recovery using non-Microsoft “Windows”
Data Center Contest: Successful treatment of Mayo Clinic kill switch
Data Center Contest: Ooh, ooh that smell …can’t you smell that smell?
Data Center Contest: Oh what a tangled web we weave

Hurry, because the contest is almost over. We’ll be awarding a Nintendo Wii game system to the Data Center story judged best. But even if you don’t win first place, we’re also giving away twenty (20) copies of System Specifications and Project Manual for Data Centers (this is a $250 value!). So take a moment and send us your own data center story today. Thanks!

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November 25, 2008  3:31 PM

IT Knowledge Exchange Community Update for 11/25/08

JennyMack Jenny Mackintosh Profile: JennyMack

Here is what’s happening in our community this week:

  • Earn Knowledge Points and win
  • Featured IT blogger: Manlio Frizzi
  • Questions of the week
  • Blog posts of the week
  • New community blogs
  • Messages from the TechTarget network

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November 20, 2008  9:19 PM

Featured IT Blogger of the Week: Mike D’s Virtualization Blog by Mike DiPetrillo

JennyMack Jenny Mackintosh Profile: JennyMack

Every Thursday, IT Knowledge Exchange will be promoting one IT blogger outside of the community in a new feature, “IT Blogger of the Week”.

Mike DiPetrillo has worked in the computer industry for over 15 years as an independant contractor, global data center manager, and virtualization specialist. He is now a Principal Systems Engineer for VMware, where he helps customers and partners understand VMware technology and implement solutions to help them run their business. While his main area of focus is virtualization, you can find reviews of software and news in the world of enterprise IT, all within the confines of his virtualization blog.

IT Knowledge Exchange will be featured as a weekly sponsor of his blog posts; the first one was posted this past Tuesday, about IBM’s purchase of Transitive. We’re happy to be on board with him!

Visit Mike D’s Virtualization blog today:

http://www.mikedipetrillo.com/

Thanks,

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