Here are the top IT blog posts that you and other users deemed super-freaking-amazing by visiting them the most this past week. We’ve received another clue in the Amazon Web Services operations mystery, and we find out what a ScrumBut is (and whether or not we want to be one). Peruse for yourself!
1. AWS is layered like an onion and the Troposphere’s Carl Brooks pulls back yet another: Amazon does not oversubscribe.
2. Ed Tittel shares a freebie he’s found from Prowess SmartMigrate: Free XP to Win7 VM Migration.
3. It’s VMworld Europe 2010 this week, and Lauren Horwitz of Search Server Virtualization assured everyone last week that you don’t have to deliver a cloud by Tuesday.
4. Storage Soup’s Dave Raffo details IBM’s new midrange, enterprise storage arrays, announced last week.
Today’s featured member, Barry801, hails from Salt Lake City, where he works as an information systems tech. He’s been working in tech for over a decade, and he’s fascinated with technology and its constant evolution. We’re right there with you, Barry! He’s been busy the past couple of days helping out his fellow IT Knowledge Exchangers on questions such as these:
- Cpanel-like solution for Windows servers
- How do I stop my emails from being hijacked?
- Internet Explorer blocks Java as a pop-up
- Wiping hard drives in 100 PCs
- CPU overload on Windows XP and Windows 7 dual boot
Thanks so much for the hard work around the site, Barry!
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Today’s featured member, Shillu13, hails from Minnesota, where she works as a Senior Software Control Engineer. She’s been using her expertise in software testing, metrics, status, quality centers, web app testing, and tech trends to answer past and current questions on software testing. Thanks for the hard work, Shilpa!
- What is the primary difference between retesting and regression testing?
- In which order should the different types of testing be performed in Agile Testing?
- Is functional testing sufficient to determine the code coverage?
- When is the test strategy document prepared?
Check out this week’s most-watched IT questions around IT Knowledge Exchange. We’ve got some great answers, but there are a couple just waiting for your expertise! Head over to IT Answers and get to helping.
1. Tritech, EmNichs, Mrdenny and Spadasoe provided some insight on the difference between Windows versions on Server 2003.
2. Mrdenny and Falconreef helped out a user with getting a legacy application working on Windows 7 for an upgrade.
3. Mrdenny gave some good advice for how to remotely connect to Windows 7 domain computers internally.
4. Can you add anything to Tritech’s explanation of cascading drive pools for a user’s query into simulating a library with multiple tape drives?
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Today’s featured member, StevenG7, hails from Michigan, where he works as an infrastructure consultant. He has four decades of multifaceted experience in IT, including disaster-recovery planning, network and systems programming, and computer operations manager. His special interests lie in data center infrastructure and green tech. Thanks for being so active the past few days, Steven, and keep up the great work!
This week’s IT blog top 10 is a quirky mix of product announcements, professional socializing, identity crises and everyone’s favorite mystery, the Cloud. Enjoy this week’s top dogs around IT Knowledge Exchange, and check back next week for the latest popular posts!
1. Mainframe Propeller Head’s Ryan Arsenault pulls the Cool Product Alarm: Network management suite enables mainframe monitoring from the iPad.
2. Carl Brooks takes us behind the scenes over at The Troposphere: I saw AT&T’s cloud.
3. Dave Raffo reports on life after the 3PAR acquisition: HP sees 3PAR as a three-gap product.
4. Storage Soup’s Dave Raffo doesn’t sleep. He keeps one eye open and on storage news, kind of like Oracle’s eye is on NetApp.
5. Apple sneaks another toe into the enterprise; Yasir Irfan reports on the Juniper network release of Junos Pulse app for iPhone and iPad. Continued »
This past weekend, Mr. Denny joked that he feels like he’s the only one answering questions around IT Knowledge Exchange. Prove him wrong; share your IT expertise over at IT answers! Sharing your knowledge gets you knowledge points, street cred, and possibly a spot amongst our featured member elite.
1. Mr. Denny, Jinteik, and Stevesz gave some advice on how to stop a DDOS attack without changing IP addresses.
2. Mr. Denny provided a document to help a user find the upgrade path for Windows 2000 Advanced Server to Windows Server 2008 R2.
3. Check out the conversion tool Mr. Denny suggested for migrating a MySQL database to SQL 2005.
4. If you’re setting up a second Active Directory server for backup and load balancing, follow Mr. Denny’s easy how-to.
Today’s featured member, Falconreef, hails from Colorado Springs, where he works as an IT manager. His 20+ years’ experience in everything from network administration to CRM and ERP software makes him a valuable asset around IT Knowledge Exchange. He’s performed custom PC builds and network installation, so throw your network and PC troubleshooting questions his way!
- Wiping hard drives in 100 PCs
- Get a legacy application working on Windows 7 so we can upgrade
- Contacts list in Outlook 2007
- VPN tunnel