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What is myITforum.com?
~ Community is built -- not made
a community of worldwide IT professionals. myITforum.com
membership and visitors are made up of IT Administrators and IT Managers from
several countries, in small, medium, and large companies around the world.
Close to 50,000 people visit myITforum.com each day
to find solutions to problems they face. These answers come in the form of
articles, self-help forum posts, self-help email discussion lists, a Frequently
Asked Questions (FAQs) database, blog posts, and online media such as videos and
Review the myITforum.com Audience Profile and Demographics
myITforum.com is also a "web site"
with technologies designed to promote community interaction and activity.
The technologies implemented on myITforum.com allow the community to expand at
steady rates. myITforum.com averages close to one million page
views a day.
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These days the word community is used so loosely that the word loses it's real
meaning. myITforum.com is a real community, comprised of
real, dedicated, and loyal individuals. myITforum.com is led by
community members, promoted by community members, and the community's needs are
always addressed because myITforum.com evolves it's technologies based on
community comments and suggestions. myITforum.com does not "guess" at what
the community needs, nor does it decide it knows explicitly what a community
needs. myITforum.com will always be a community driven web site. By
becoming a member or visitor of myITforum.com you know that you are in charge,
and you will never be blasted for a newbie question, or even asking a question
that has already been answered. The myITforum.com community has grown over
the years into the most kind and generous group of people online.
myITforum.com has been an established community since 1999.
myITforum.com is the largest and longest running community of it's type.
Over the years, myITforum.com has formulated the best recipe for building and
maintaining community. myITforum.com is also not a "walled garden" as some
sites say to promote themselves. myITforum.com continually supports and
promotes external web sites and people who exhibit services and content that
round the community as a whole. Some of these web sites include the
FAQShop.com (an offshoot of
the early myITforum.com),
SystemCenterForum.org (focused on OpsMgr 2007 and System Center Essentials),
the Windows Management User Group
(a User Group web site in the UK), and the
technical video outlet), among others. If you would like to get your web
site, service, software, or company noticed by the community at large,
myITforum.com is the place to do it!
Some web sites give you stats-per-month to make it sound impressive, but the
myITforum.com community is a daily driving force. Though,
myITforum.com's stats sound impressive, our tried-and-true recipe for community
means we highlight you without your efforts being lost in the mix. You
never get lost in this community, no matter who you are. Anyone can share
information in a number of ways. No one is excluded.
So, welcome to the best community in the world! Get involved right away by
utilizing the ever-expanding, totally free technologies listed below
and see for yourself just how great this community really is. We, at
myITforum.com, are sure your experience will be a positive one. And, if
not, just drop us an email, day or night, and let us know what you need.
You can always make a suggestion or comment to:
NOTE: myITforum.com's servers run on Microsoft technologies
such as Windows Server, IIS, ASP.NET, and SQL Server.
The following list outlines the current set of myITforum.com technologies in
place to promote community, provide ultimate community value, and deliver a
centralized community experience for individuals.
- Technical Articles -
myITforum.com is supported by over 270 columnists.
This group of columnists provides over 50 new technical articles a
week on industry topics such as System Center products like
ConfigMgr 2007 and SMS 2003, OpsMgr 2007 and MOM 2005, System Center
Essentials, Microsoft Deployment, and Softgrid/Virtualization; Scripting,
Windows Server and Workstation, Windows PowerShell, SQL Server, Windows
Mobile, Patch Management, Software Deployment, Security, and Sharepoint.
myITforum.com is always looking for new columnists.
Writing for myITforum.com is easy and it brings additional validity to your
technical career. Several myITforum.com columnists have gone on to get
jobs at companies such as Microsoft, Dell, IBM, and HP. Some have been inducted
into the Microsoft MVP program. And, even more have become industry
recognized names in their areas of expertise.
If you would like to write for myITforum.com, simply drop us
an email to: admin@myITforum.com
It's that simple.
- Downloads -
myITforum.com provides a huge database of available downloads. These
downloads include ready-made scripts, utilities, and applications for
enhancing your work productivity. The downloads available from the
myITforum.com site have all been uploaded by your peers, and have been
tested and checked for viruses. Our upload facility is always ready
for you to share your scripts and utilities. At myITforum.com,
we believe that sharing a user-developed script or utility once by a single
person, provides immediate value to tens of thousands of people.
Uploading and downloading of scripts, utilities, and applications are always
- FAQ Database -
myITforum.com maintains an ever-growing database of Frequently Asked
Questions (FAQ). Our FAQ service enables members and visitors to
direct questions to our experts assigned to that specific category, and have
it answered. Once the question has been answered, the member of
visitor is notified through email and the new item becomes part of the FAQ
Are you an expert in a specific technology area? We are
always looking for new individuals to add to our quorum of site experts.
If you would like to participate in the FAQ service of myITforum.com, send an
email to: admin@myITforum.com
- Forums - Every web site
these days has forums. But, the myITforum.com forums are particularly
special. Just like other forums, you can post questions, participate
in threads, answer questions, and wait on an answer to your own question.
But, since the myITforum.com forums have been online for close to 10 years,
they offer a huge database of already solved problems. You can search
the forums and generally find a thread that answers your question.
The myITforum.com forums are comprised of 123 forums, over
45,000 topics, and over 25,000 members. The forums
provide topical support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from
top experts around the world.
- Email Discussion Lists -
The myITforum.com email discussions lists are legendary! The lists
provide topical support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from top experts
around the world, including Microsoft product team members. Unlike the
forums where you have to go get your information on the web, the
myITforum.com email lists allow the information to flow to your email client
Inbox, wherever you are.
- Blogs - myITforum.com has
over 120 bloggers who post topics ranging from System Center to Security.
Several Microsoft employees, who work with the products teams, blog at
exclusively at myITforum.com. Our blogs continually get notoriety by
industry organizations and posts to the blogs are regularly picked up in
national and international media. myITforum.com offers blogs to anyone
for free. Blogging is a quick way to jot down a thought or idea, or
write a complete article to help the community with hard to find answers to
problems. It's also a great way to share your experience on the job,
or information you may have received by working with vendor support.
If you would like to blog on myITforum.com and get noticed
immediately by the community and industry leaders, drop a note to:
admin@myITforum.com. Blog setup
- myITforum.com TV
- myITforum.com TV is a community led service of myITforum.com that offers
user-generated and industry-generated videos and podcasts to help you in our
daily job. With close to 1,000 videos (and growing), myITforum.com TV
is your one source for new media, and is quickly becoming the top source for
online videos and podcasts. In addition to providing online viewing
and downloading of media, myITforum.com TV also gives you control over what
you watch and hear. myITforum.com TV gives you the ability to make a
video or podcast popular through voting and inline comments.
myITforum.com TV also gives you the ability to upload your content,
generated by you or found by you on the Internet.
myITforum.com TV has boomed in popularity since it's release
in 2007. It is quickly becoming the one source for technical videos,
podcasts, and training.
- Wiki - The
myITforum.com Wiki service is a great way to collaborate with the community
on critical IT topics such as System Center, scripting, Windows PowerShell,
and Security. Key areas of our Wiki service are promoted by community
members and Microsoft alike. Once you obtain an account for the Wiki
service, you are authorized to start creating new documents and editing old
ones. The Wiki allows the myITforum.com collaborative force to
generate comprehensive documentation where industry documentation is
lacking. One of the proud Wiki achievements is the database of
information housing the history of the
- Links Database -
myITforum.com continually scours the Internet for pertinent information on
other web sites and stores that information in the Links database. The
Links database is searchable, so if you can't find a solution in
myITforum.com articles, blog posts, or forums, you can generally find it our
comprehensive Links database. And, if you find something of interest
during your Internet travels, myITforum.com offers the ability for you to
add your own Links to our database.
- RSS Feeds - RSS
technology gives you the ability to subscribe to information that is
interesting or important to you and allows you to receive the information
automatically for viewing in your favorite RSS Feed reader.
myITforum.com supports all major RSS Feed standards and continually adds new
feeds to ensure you are getting the most from myITforum.com. All of
the different areas of myITforum.com has it's own feed, so you can subscribe
to receive information from every area, or just the areas that suit your
Calendar - myITforum.com keeps a current community calendar of events that
happen from day-to-day. This calendar is updated regularly with new
content such as WebCasts, in-person events, User Group meetings, etc.
While myITforum.com manages a lot of the event content in the community
calendar, the calendar is open to you for posting events that you believe
the community should be aware of. This gives you the ability to
promote a User Group meeting and generate interest in event topics.
myITforum Live - myITforum
Live is an online, live chat service that allows you to receive support on
an immediate basis. While the forums and email lists provide great
content and information, you may find yourself in a situation where you need
support immediately. myITforum Live allows you to connect with another
myITforum.com community member and work through issues together.
- Reading Room -
myITforum.com constantly scans the publishing industry for new or updated
material such as books and training that can be purchased online.
myITforum.com provides a central place to review the book offerings in the
market and purchase straight from the Reading Room.
Newsletter - The myITforum.com Daily Newsletter is currently delivered to
over 17,000 community members worldwide. The Daily Newsletter provides
an overview of what is new or changed on the web site each day of the work
week. This overview gives you a good summation of what interests you
and allows you to pick and choose what you need to read today. There
is a LOT that goes on daily at myITforum.com. myITforum.com is
never stagnate, and the Daily Newsletter is your key to picking up on
the daily changes.
- User Groups -
myITforum.com has always catered to User Groups. myITforum.com offers
free services to User Groups such as a dedicated web presence, a User Group
calendar for making your members aware of upcoming events, obtaining SWAG
for User Group meetings, arranging industry speakers for your meetings,
connecting you with individuals at local Microsoft offices who can help you
User Group grow, helping you find a meeting location, a web-based forum for
your group, and a dedicated email list for constant discussions among
members. myITforum.com can also help you build your User Group if you
are interested in starting one. We give you the resources you need to
make your User Group successful.
Some User Group organizations make you pay membership dues for
services like these. myITforum.com never has and never will. If you
have a User Group and are interested any of these free services, send an email
- Periodically, myITforum.com releases polls and surveys to gather
information from you. This information is used to develop research as
we plan new site features and topics, and sometimes used to help vendors
such as Microsoft with decisions on product direction. You can also
always review past polls to read the information contained there or to take
a poll you may have missed.
If you have a poll you would like to see, drop a note to:
- Industry News -
myITforum.com has deals with several industry news organizations, allowing
us to provide a central repository for daily industry news. We cover
the best topics from every area of the industry. In addition to
scouring the 'net for newsworthy information, myITforum.com Industry News is
also supplied by the community. We have several "News Reporters" who
find and submit news articles into our Industry News database.
If you are an industry news hound and would like to become a
myITforum.com roving reporter, drop us an email:
- Image Gallery
- myITforum.com maintains a database of industry and non-industry images.
This image database gives you a location to upload images you don't want to
lose and use later, and it allows you to link back and use the images in our
database. The images are great for using in myITforum.com articles,
blog posts, forums, email discussion lists, and Industry News. You can
upload once and use forever.
- The myITforum.com Network
The myITforum.com network is a listing of web sites, blogs, and vendors that
are valuable to the myITforum.com community. The listing provides
direct links to additional properties on the web so that we can increase the
value you receive from this community. While we offer a slew of
services and cover a myriad of technologies and topics on myITforum.com, we
also understand that there are many additional, excellent resources that can
enhance your ability to do your job and stay on top of technological issues
in your professional life.
Want your web site or blog listed here? -
Expose your web site or blog to thousands of IT workers worldwide by listing on
myITforum.com. Not only do we list your site or blog here, but we also highlight
it in the daily newsletter from time-to-time. Get your message out to the vast
majority of your peers and improve your professional life at the same time.
To have your site or blog listed as part of the myITforum.com network only costs
$25 per year. myITforum.com accepts payment through Paypal or Google Checkout.
Please ensure that you provide a valid email address with your payment because
we will contact you to ask for the information you want shown on the network
pages (i.e., a logo, information about your site or blog, and the link you want
to use for the listing).
Are you a Vendor? - If you are a vendor who
provides valuable products and services to the type of community that
myITforum.com offers, you could do no better than having your company listed on
myITforum.com. When the myITforum.com community members research tools,
products, and services to purchase, they enlist the help of the myITforum.com
Participation in the Vendor Network costs just $250.00 per year, and
myITforum.com accepts payment through Paypal or Google Checkout. Please ensure
that you provide a valid email address with your payment because we will contact
you to ask for the information you want shown on the network pages (i.e., a
logo, information about your site or blog, and the link you want to use for the
- Monthly SWAG Drawing -
Help myITforum.com and help yourself to some SWAG! When you make a donation
to help fund the operation of myITforum.com, you are automatically entered
into the monthly drawing to win this month's goody bag! Your donation
enables myITforum.com to continue providing the free technical knowledge and
support you've come to depend on. Your investment also helps limit the
number of advertisements you see on the site. 100% of all money received is
used toward operating expenses and improvements.
The SWAG drawings run monthly throughout the year.