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Jan 8 2009   5:54PM GMT

IT Knowledge Exchange Community Update for 01/08/09

JennyMack Jenny Mackintosh Profile: JennyMack

Here is what’s happening in our community lately:

  • New contest: You decide
  • Featured IT blog
  • Featured questions
  • Featured blog posts
  • New community blogs
  • Messages from the TechTarget network

New Contest: You Decide

We want to kick off the new year with an exciting contest, and we want your input. We have done a variety of contests in the past — from the top 3 Knowledge Point earners winning prizes like an XBOX 360, to giveaways of gift cards for the top 10 point earners over 500 Knowledge Points. Send us your feedback here; let’s start off 2009 on a great and exciting note!

Featured IT Blogger

Our featured IT blogger of the week is Jason Boche of Following in the theme of several bloggers we have been covering, Jason’s expertise lies in all things virtualization. He not only covers general virtualization topics, but he also stays on top of the latest news stories in the realm of virtualization and VMware. Recently, he was one of the first bloggers to announce the new name for the next generation of VMware Virtual Infrastructure, VMware vSphere. His content is engaging and his opinion is well-respected by many virtualization pros. IT Knowledge Exchange is pleased to feature him here.

You can visit Jason Boche’s blog on, at the link below:

Featured Questions

Over the past week, we’ve seen some great questions come through IT Knowledge Exchange, but some questions need your attention. Click on one of our selected questions below, and spread the knowledge!

>> How do you manage the power capacity of your server room? What tools or tricks do you use? Do you provision more power than you need for those “just in case” scenarios? (HP Featured Question)

>> Tapes aren’t fully used for backups with Backup Exec 12

>> EMC Network Backup client/agent backup for SQL 2000/2005 databases on PolyServe Matrix

>> Half duplex vs. full duplex

>> Is synchronous replication possible between EMC DMX4 and EMC CLARiiON CX3-80?

>> VMware Server 1.0 to VMware Server 2.0 upgrade. Any issues I should expect?

>> Xen Server 5 with multiple NICs

>> VMware maintenance job failure

>> SMTP virtual server instance 1 keeps failing in cluadmin for Exchange 2003 cluster

>> Find VM users in 2 different locations

Featured Blog Posts

Browse the sampling of selected blog posts below or go here to view all.

>> When certifications retire, what happens next? (IT Career JumpStart)

>> Apple removes copy protection for iTunes music downloads (Open Source Software and Linux)

>> Create a bootable WinPE UFD (Vista Enterprise Desktop)

>> Swiss army knife for public network testing (IT Trenches)

>> MD5 hashing algorithm no longer safe (Security Corner)

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New Community Blogs

>> Telecom Timeout | A blog

Keeping you up-to-date on the latest in telecommunications industry news, views and strategy, Telecom Timeout and its weekly video blog track the highs and lows of the industry. Join us for conversations on developing telecom trends and in-depth analysis of service providers, VoIP, wireless, IPTV, telecom regulation and more.

Messages from the TechTarget network

>> eGuide: How to Get Started with Data Deduplication

More and more storage professionals are looking to implement disk-based data deduplication – mainly in order to keep backups within their designated windows. If you coming to grips with what data deduplication can do and you’re trying to explore differences between data deduplication products, this expert eGuide from the editors of offers an abundance of information that will help you tremendously in your purchasing decisions. Explore this eGuide to learn more.

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