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Nov 18 2008   4:10PM GMT

IT Knowledge Exchange Community Update for 11/18/08

JennyMack Jenny Mackintosh Profile: JennyMack

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

  • Tales from the Data Center
  • Earn Knowledge Points and win
  • Featured IT blogger: Mike DiPetrillo
  • 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, Flame, Technochic, Labnuke99, Mrdenny and Gilly400 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: Mike DiPetrillo

Mike has worked in the computer industry for over 15 years as an independant contractor, global datacenter 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.

Visit Mike D’s Virtualizaton 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!

>> Individual Postmaster for each accepted domain using Exchange
Server 2007 SP1

>> How do I make this AXUS DAS work as NAS?

>> Second tier storage: Putting our DFSMS/HSM ML1 data on FATA-disk

>> How to send mail to multiple recipients from Lotus using Excel

>> Automating Client Access

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

>> Deploying Office 2007 with SCCM 2007

>> Exchange Server information store issues after a domain migration

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

>> How to paste data directly from Excel to PowerPoint graphic as

Blog Posts of the Week

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

>> Did you see this? – Microsoft Exchange Online (IT Trenches)

>> Write a better resume (IT Career JumpStart)

>> Fabuloso Windows Rescue Kit works wonders with Vista (Vista
Enterprise Desktop)

>> PowerShell – Get a list of Exchange users (The Multifunctioning

>> The death of packaged software: Microsoft Store opens on the web
for U.S. shoppers
(Nathan the IT Guy)

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.

Messages from the TechTarget network

Free seminar: Email and file archiving

Whether you have already deployed an archiving strategy, are in the planning stages, or are just looking for more information on the topic, our independent experts are here to provide you with tips, best practices, and pitfalls to avoid. Learn from Mark Diamond and Greg Forest of Contoural in this one-day event coming to Chicago on December 9 and Los Angeles on December 11. Read the full agenda and register today!

Have dinner on us tomorrow night in San Francisco!

At this free Storage Channel dinner seminar, you’ll get the advice you need to make informed decisions in your role as a solutions provider from storage and channel expert Greg Schulz.? Seating is limited, so visit the seminar website to obtain more information and register today!

Missed our Information Security Decisions conference?

Good news! Now you can get everything you missed with’s complete coverage. Download all of the content from our 2-day event, geared specifically toward IT pros.

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