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Jan 15 2009   4:19PM GMT

IT Knowledge Exchange Community Update for 01/15/09

JennyMack Jenny Mackintosh Profile: JennyMack

Here is what’s happening in our community lately:

  • Ask a question, win a t-shirt
  • Featured IT blog
  • Featured questions
  • Featured blog posts
  • New community blogs
  • Messages from the TechTarget network

Ask a Question, Win a T-Shirt

We’re rewarding great questions on IT Knowledge Exchange by giving away ten t-shirts to good questions asked in the community over the next 30 days. All you have to do is submit a well-thought-out, well-written (and hopefully well-tagged) question to the IT Knowledge Exchange community, and we’ll choose our favorites in time to announce in our newsletter on Tuesday, February 10th.

You can view the blog post here for more information.

Featured IT Blog

This week’s featured IT blog is “You had me at EHLO“: the Microsoft Exchange Team blog. Yes, it is the official blog of the Microsoft Exchange Team, and as one would expect, it is chock-full of useful information about Exchange Server and its related products. One feature runs in its favor: true to its title, it really is written by a “team” of Exchange professionals, all in very different roles, who can lend many different points of view and areas of expertise.

Visit “You Had Me at EHLO” here:

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? (Featured Question by HP)

>> Windows Server 2008 virtual machine in VMware ESXi Server?

>> Hyper-V performance of virtual machines on Windows Server 2008

>> Hyper-V and WLAN connection

>> Saving power in a Xen environment

>> iSCSI SAN: How many IP addresses are needed?

>> Diskless install iSCSI remote boot with Intel Pro 1000/PT NIC Windows 2008 installer doesn’t see LUN

>> EMC Network Backup Client/Agent backup for SQL 2000/2005 databases on PolyServe Matrix

>> Half duplex vs. full duplex

>> How to rebuild RAID without obstructing data migration?

Featured Blog Posts

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

>> Reading the error messages is key (SQL Server with Mr. Denny)

>> Software development, security and programming errors (Custom Application Development)

>> Furlough – Forced unpaid time off (The Multifunctioning DBA)

>> Building an ESXi computer for home (The Musings of an IT Consultant)

>> Out of an IT Job? Then what? (IT Career JumpStart)

Start your own IT blog and earn some extra cash.

New Community Blogs

>> Something Wicked This Way Comes | Spencer Kuziw

This blog focuses on cool tricks and tips that I come across as an Analyst dealing with Virtualization, Unified Messaging and general system administration.

Messages from the TechTarget network

>> Free Desktop and Application Virtualization Seminar

At this one-day seminar coming to six cities throughout the year starting in March, independent industry analyst and blogger, Brian Madden, explains why desktop virtualization is fast becoming the next big trend, and provides you with the tools needed to determine if it is the right next step for your organization. He’ll define terms, separate vendor hype from reality, and describe real-word scenarios that desktop virtualization can and can’t address. Seating is limited, register today!

>> PCI 1.2: Seven key changes for financial organizations

Discover the new mandatory requirements that must be met in order to earn PCI DSS compliance. Read our expert tips and take note of some key dates that are outlined in 1.2, what they mean to financial institutions and what you can do to avoid fines this year.

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