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May 5, 2010  8:28 PM

Add your picture and bio to your profile and you could win an iPad

EmNichs Emily Nichols Profile: EmNichs

If you haven’t filled out your profile and added your picture, do it now and you could win an iPad. Once you’ve added your picture and filled out your profile, add a comment to this post to let me know and I’ll give you 100 Knowledge Points. 

Increase your chances of winning by

  • 5 Points: Asking a Question
  • 10 Points: Discussing a Question
  • 10 Points: Accepting an Answer
  • 15 Points: Answering a Question
  • 100 Points: Retweeting the Scavenger Hunt
  • 200 Points: Completing the Intel Open Port IT Scavenger Hunt 

Good luck!

May 4, 2010  6:30 AM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: May 4, 2010

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

1. Dot Net SQL Connection Time Out Problem, asked by KonguKarna and answered by MrDenny

2. Inter-site replication generation, asked by WindowsServerATE and answered by MrDenny

3. Database for OLTP, asked by Akansha and answered by MrDenny and CarlosDL

4. Best way to prepare for an IT conference? asked by Michael Morisy and answered by MrDenny

5. How many snapshots can be created on a VD (Virtual Disk)? asked by Enhancetech and answered by MrDenny, CarlosDL, and Chippy088. Continued »

April 29, 2010  1:46 PM

The IT Blog Top 10: April 29, 2010

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

1. How to Clear Cached Credentials on a Windows by Michael Khanin for Network Administrator Knowledgebase

2. Gartner’s take on emerging business intelligence technology by Christina Torode for TotalCIO

3. Master’s guide to VMware Fault Tolerance by Eric Siebert for Virtualization Pro

4. Who’s taking ERP market share from SAP, Oracle? by Courtney Bjorlin

5. Overheard: You have a dominant hand, dominant eye and even a dominant foot. Why not a dominant side of the brain? by Margaret Rouse for Overheard in the Tech Blogosphere Continued »

April 27, 2010  7:25 AM

The Most-Watched Questions for April 27, 2010

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

1. 16 node failover clustering in SQL Server 2008, asked by Akansha and answered by Mrdenny.

2. When will IPv4 addresses really run out?, asked by a SearchEnterpriseWAN reader and answered by MrDenny, JoeyBaker, SilviaHagen and TomLiotta.

3. FDA Regulatory Requirements for data center, asked by Eduzo and answered by MrDenny and KevinBeaver.

4. Is there any danger? asked by Jim4522 and answered by MrDenny.

5. ngen.exe – Application Error – The application failed to inititalize properly (0xc0000005). asked by Dani0710 and answered by CarlosDL. Continued »

April 22, 2010  1:30 PM

The IT Blog Top 10: April 22, 2010

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

1. Importing VMDK disk files into Sun xVM VirtualBox by Rick Vanover for SearchServerVirtualization Blog

2. Twelve essential Steps of Software Testing Life Cycle (STLC) by Jaideep for Quality Assurance and Project Management.

3. OWASP Top 10 List revised by Robert Westervelt for Security Wire Weekly.

4. How to Clear Cached Credentials on a Windows by Michael Khanin for Network Administrator Knowledgebase.

5. How to configure DTC on Windows 2008 by MrDenny on SQL Server with Mr. Denny.

Continued »

April 21, 2010  8:42 PM

Free IT books for the taking!

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

It's like this, except with books instead of gold and possibly fewer pirates.

Ok, so we’re going to make you work a little bit for them, but not too hard, I promise.

All you need to do to get a free copy of one of the below books is:

  • Ask and/or Answer three (3) quality questions tagged “Networking in 2010”. Here, I’ll even give you a link to the current questions. If you’re answering, the questions should be unanswered.
  • Agree to do a review to be featured on the Bookworm Blog.
Offer to do both, and I’ll scrounge around the office for the best extra swag we have, guaranteed. Once you’ve picked your path to free book greatness, just e-mail me which you chose, your book preference and where you want the book shipped to.
*Usual contest shipping rules apply, but if you’re out of our normal range, I might be able to negotiate something to get you the books anyways. Also, only valid while supplies last.
The Books:
A Practical Guide to Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Jeffrey S. Beasley’s Networking
IT Systems Management
Why New Systems Fail
Computer and Communication Networks
Security the Borderless Network
Deploying and Troubleshooting Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

April 21, 2010  3:44 PM

The Race for the iPad

EmNichs Emily Nichols Profile: EmNichs

The current contenders in the race for the iPad are:

  1. TomLiotta
  2. Carlosdl
  3. Aguacer0
  4. Mrdenny
  5. Jim4522
  6. Technochic
  7. Mshen
  8. Splat
  9. RichS
  10. ToddN2000

If your name is not on the list now, don’t worry, you have until May 17th to keep answering and asking questions for points. The more you contribute, the more points you get and the more opportunity you have to win.

April 20, 2010  5:36 PM

Featured IT Blogger of the Week: Ty Kiisel of the @Task Blog

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

IT Knowledge Exchange members have asked hundreds of project management questions over the years, so when Ty Kiisel of the @task blog suggested I take a look at what he and his cohorts had to say on the subject I had a good feeling. Ty didn’t let me down.

A self-described “accidental project manager” (aren’t we all?), Ty has offered advice on improving team efficiency, the danger of silos and much, much more, illustrated with great examples and amusing anecdotes. It’s definitely one of the more readable project management blogs out there, and it might provide some quality food for thought if you find yourself as an accidental project manager.

Even better, Ty’s agreed to write a guest post for the Enterprise IT Watch Blog, so keep your eyes out for his thoughts on how to deal with complaining departments that always want your valuable resources devoted to them – no matter what it might cost the rest of the company.

April 20, 2010  5:34 AM

The most-watched questions this week: April 20, 2010

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

1.  Issues with multiple DBs on one SQL Server instance? asked by a SQL Server reader and answered by MrDenny and Aguacer0.

2. Which task does the backup server do? asked by Jim4522 and answered by MrDenny.

3.  Sharing a network connection between SUSE and Windows desktops asked by a SearchLinux expert and Carlosdl with a variety of other members weighing in.

4. Choosing between failover options asked by Jim4522 and answered by MrDenny.

5.  SQL Server user name issue asked by a SQL Server reader and answered by MrDenny.

Continued »

April 15, 2010  3:40 AM

The IT Blog Top 10: April 15, 2010

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

1. Cloud computing risks, challenges by Staff for Security Wire Weekly.
2. Beyond Facebook and Twitter: SAP vs. Oracle on social media by Matt Perkins for SAP Watch.
3. How to install Visual Studio 2008 by Brian Eastwood for .NET Developments.
4. Latest Koobface Facebook campaign attracts users with erotic encounters by Robert Westervelt for Security Bytes.
5. What are IP Pools and vApps? by Eric Siebert for Virtualization Pro.
6. What’s the deal with the Cisco ASA firewall shortage? by Rivka Gewirtz Little for the Network Hub.
7. Compellent hits a bump in the road by Dave Raffo for Storage Soup.
8. First look at Windows 2008 R2 SP1 puts emphasis on virtualization by Brendan Cournoyer for The Windows Server Notebook
9. Looking for Some Good (and FREE!) IT Policy Templates? by Arian Eigen Heald for Sister CISA CISSP.
10. Oracle and Sun: Read the fine print by Barney Beal for Eye on Oracle.

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