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Nov 11 2008   3:51PM GMT

IT Knowledge Exchange Community Update for 11/11/08

JennyMack Jenny Mackintosh Profile: JennyMack

IT Knowledge Exchange will now archive the weekly newsletter on the Community Blog. All future weekly e-mail updates will be archived on the Community Newsletter tag.

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

  • Tales from the Data Center
  • Earn Knowledge Points and win
  • Featured IT blogger: Dave Graham
  • Questions of the week
  • Blog posts of the week
  • New community blogs
  • Messages from the TechTarget network

Tales from the Data Center contest

Send us your craziest data center tale or photo to and you’ll receive a free IT Knowledge Exchange t-shirt, along with the chance to win other great prizes. View the details here.

Read some stories your peers have already submitted here.

Earn Knowledge Points and win

Carlosdl and Mrdenny have already earned over 500 Knowledge Points toward our November gift card giveaway. There’s still plenty of time to catch up and snag one of ten gift cards, just in time for your holiday shopping!

We’re giving away ten gift certificates to our ten most active Knowledge Point earners, so check out the details here and start earning those Knowledge Points!

Featured IT Blogger: Dave Graham

The Flickerdown Blog is dedicated to providing education and support for a wide variety of subject matters; from host virtualization to SAN storage (and everything in between), Flickerdown is a great resource for Small/Medium Business and Commercial IT shops looking to expand their knowledge portfolios.

Visit Dave Graham on The Flickerdown Blog today:

Questions of the Week

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!

>> Our default SMTP connector (Virtual Server) is not connecting to remote server

>> Importing addresses via .CSV as a new contact group

>> OWA website cannot be found

>> DFS management (Distributed File System)

>> Migrating from Exchange 5.5 to Exchange 2003

>> How many of you are considering FCoE as a transition from Fibre Channel to Ethernet?

>> Transition from Workgroup to Domain during building transition

>> SharePoint Designer 2007

>> How widespread is de-duplication in your data center?

>> How to back up SQL Server on a different domain

Blog Posts of the Week

Browse the sampling of selected blog posts below or go here to view all.
>> And now, a word from the “Brazen Careerist” (IT Career JumpStart)

>> ProCurve POE Switches (Nathan the IT Guy)

>> Russia and Cuba kick out Microsoft in favor of open source software (Open Source Software and Linux)

>> Group Policy scripts, what are they doing on my PC? (If it has a plug, it’s IT stuff)

>> Software for secure computing: Iron Key (Security Corner)

Start your own IT blog and earn some extra cash!

New Community Blogs

>> SBS 2003 and beyond | Roger Crawford

This blog will cover the everyday problems and fixes I encounter with Small Business Server 2003 and SBS 2008. I will also be looking at Server 2008 mainly with TS Gateway, Published Applications, Terminal Services and HyperV. Whatever I may have encountered in my travels in dealing with a Small Business and their needs.

>> Brien Posey’s Windows Blog | Brien Posey

Join Windows expert Brien Posey as he takes you through the basics and the not-so-basics of being a Windows administrator. Learn about managing Windows XP and Windows Vista, securing your Windows network, keeping your users in line and more.

Messages from the TechTarget network

Solid State: New Frontier for Storage

In the storage world, there is a lot of buzz around vendors incorporating solid state disk technology into storage arrays. This innovation sounds like a no-brainer in terms of performance, but there is more to it. Get the whole story with free access to this recent Storage magazine cover story – and start your own free subscription.

SaaS, SOA and salary guidance in tough times

It’s budget season, the financial world is imploding, and every day we face tough business decisions. Access the latest CIO Decisions Ezine issue to explore projects that can drive value quickly, and gain insight into MDM’s strongest business case and the compliance minefield. Also, discover how SOA and SaaS can drive flexibility and meet business needs.

Virtual Event: Microsoft New Server Product Launch this Wednesday

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to hear from Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who will officially launch Microsoft’s new product line designed specifically for the mid-market, which will dramatically simplify the deployment, ongoing management and use of server technology. In addition, independent expert and best-selling author Mark Minasi will deliver “7 tips that IT can use during the economic downturn.” These practical tips are designed to save money and deliver new capabilities to keep SMBs competitive. Register for free today!

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