We've gone a little crazy this month but who can blame us?!  SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 6.0 is on it's way and unless you've been hiding under a rock, you're probably aware it's coming packed with several exciting new features.  Some have affectionately referred to this release as SAM 6.OMG and others may have shed a tear or two, but it's all in the name of taking SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (SAM) to the next level and well beyond just application and server monitoring (well, maybe we skipped a few levels).


September's Mission

Ready to check out the new features and Navigate the Depth's with SAM 6.0?  This month we will feature 4, five-question quizzes, each highlighting one of the major new features coming in SAM 6.0.  Normally, there would only be a grand prize at the end of the mission but we've tossed that out that the door this month.  Not only do we have a grand prize, but we'll be giving away a prize each week until the end of September.  Take a look at the mission rules below to see how to play.


Mission Rules

  1. There will be 1 quiz featured each week.  Follow the schedule below to see opening and closing times, prizes, and drawing dates.
  2. There are 5 questions on each quiz.  Each question is worth 150 points, making the entire quiz worth a possible 750 points.  Over the course of the month, you'll have a chance to earn up to 3,000 points.  And don't shy away from those points even if you're not entered into a drawing.  Points are like gold right now!  New items will be coming to the thwack store sooner than you think.
  3. Score 100% on a weekly quiz and be entered into the drawing for that week's prize.
  4. Attempt all 4 quizzes throughout the month and be entered to the grand prize drawing, regardless of your score on the quizzes.
  5. As always, only your first submission to each quiz counts for credit/entries.
  6. Weekly drawings will be held on Friday afternoons.
  7. The grand prize drawing will be held on Monday, September 30th.
  8. Terms & Conditions


Best of luck!


Quiz Topic

Dates Open/Close

Open @ midnight CST

Close @ noon CST

PrizeDrawing Date (Afternoon)
Don't Exceed Your Baselines: SAM Baseline ThresholdsSeptember 2 - 61 TB Rugged Safe Hard DriveSeptember 6
CYA (Cover Your Assets): SAM Asset Inventory September 9 - 13

GoPro Hero3

September 13
SAM & The Windows Event Log ViewerSeptember 16 - 20Google Nexus 7September 20
Know Your DB Lingo: SAM AppInsightSeptember 23 - 27Slingbox 500September 27
Grand Prize
Attempt all 4 weeks and be entered to win a $600 American Express Gift Card!











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Click on the boxes in the image to navigate between quizzes.