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Dec 19 2008   7:15PM GMT

IT Knowledge Exchange Community Update for 12/18/08


Yes, you heard right! IT Knowledge Exchange is trying out a newsletter “two newsletter per week” format, which will include features such as “IT Blogger of the Week” and “IT Knowledge Exchange Member of the Week” in the Thursday edition. Please send any feedback or suggestions to me at

Here is what’s happening in our community lately:

  • Are you in the running yet?
  • Featured member: Spadasoe
  • Featured IT Blog: Yellow Bricks
  • Tip: Uploading your image
  • Featured questions
  • Featured blog posts
  • Messages from the TechTarget network

Are you in the running yet?

Through December 23rd, you can enter to win one of ten $50 (US) gift cards. It’s simple — all you have to do is ASK two questions and ANSWER two questions on IT Knowledge Exchange. Visit the blog post for more details.

Featured member: Spadasoe

Our featured IT Knowledge Exchange community member of the week is Spadasoe. So far, he has earned 1620 Knowledge Points, and he is a jack of all trades — answering questions from Windows Server setup issues to network configurations. As a token of thanks, we’re sending him an IT Knowledge Exchange mug!

You can visit Spadasoe’s profile here.

Featured IT Blogger of the Week: Yellow Bricks

This week’s featured blog is Yellow Bricks, by Duncan Epping. The blog focuses mainly on virtualization, especially VMware, and updates readers daily with tips, tools, and links to related articles and whitepapers. To get the full scoop on Yellow Bricks, visit our “IT Blogger of the Week” blog post here.

You can visit the Yellow Bricks blog here.

Tip: Uploading your image

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
  • Scroll down to the “Upload an Optional Picture” option
  • Browse your computer for a suitable image. Once you have selected one, click “Save My Profile” and the changes will take effect.

For detailed instructions with screenshots, you can visit our blog post.

Featured Questions

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

>> How do you manage your physical versus your virtual servers?

>> Can’t log into Symantec Management Console after making Windows Server 2003 a domain controller

>> Will Citrix run on SUSE on an IBM Mainframe?

>> How do I identify the protocol to select in HP LoadRunner?

>> ISA Server to Cisco PIX IPSec Tunnel

>> Intermittent error using FTP/TLS

>> Security token service – SOA Implementation – WCF 3.5-SAML Token

>> Firewalls rules according to PCI Compliance

>> Difficult SSH problem

>> VMware Management Interface connection issue

>> Deploying Office 2007 with SCCM 2007

Featured Blog Posts

Browse the sampling of selected blog posts below or go here to view all.
>> No death by Powerpoint: We know it’s midlife crisis (Business
Presentation Over Your IT)

>> The danger of oversimplification (Custom Application Development)

>> Essential out-of-cycle IE security update now available (Vista Enterprise Desktop)

>> Nobody is “too small” to get hacked (Sister CISA CISSP)

>> It’s time for a code freeze again (SQL Server with Mr. Denny)

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Messages from the TechTarget network

>> Virtual Data Center e-zine

Our most current issue of our e-zine discusses the ripple effect virtualization has throughout an organization; specifically, its impact on hardware and disaster recovery. Learn how your infrastructure and DR plans must change, as your virtual environment grows, and understand your options for selecting the right technology and solutions for your specific organization’s needs.

>> CIO Decisions Ezine Vol. 4: Disaster recovery tips and strategies

Server virtualization may be changing the disaster recovery (DR) landscape, but it’s just one approach midsized firms are using in updating their strategic plans. Explore how midmarket companies are using server virtualization and other techniques to update their DR strategies and ensure they minimize risk – affordably.

>> What’s new in JavaServer Faces 2.0? And more!

JSF 2.0 aims to address a number of the key pain points that developers encounter when working with the framework. A JSF Expert Group member demonstrates the enhancements, changes and new features
– and when it makes sense to use JSF 2.0 in your projects. Attend TheServerSide Java Symposium to hear 35 project and spec leads explore popular frameworks, tools and techniques.

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