As we go on
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Managed massive mainframes
Okay, okay, so maybe those aren’t the exact lyrics to Vitamin C’s “Graduation.” But as time has passed and technology has evolved, the role of SysAdmin has sort of graduated, too. From managing mainframes to servers, mainstream virtualization, the cloud and beyond, the past 10 years alone have seen some pretty dramatic shifts come to the role of the SysAdmin. And with so much on the horizon, one thing that’s certain is that we’ll see the role of SysAdmin evolve even more in the next 10 years.
So, to celebrate SysAdmins everywhere and in honor of SysAdmin Day 2015 coming up on July 31st, we’d like to hear your comments on how you think:
1. The role of SysAdmin has changed over the past 10 years
2. The role of SysAdmin will change over the next 10 years
Use the comments section below to share your thoughts on each by July 6th and we’ll give you 250 thwack points as a token of our appreciation (not that we need an excuse to show you our appreciation).
We have streamlined a new process to help you find the "What We're Working On" roadmaps provided by SolarWinds Product Managers. Please pay attention to the changes below so you can ensure you've bookmarked the correct pages and receive notifications when a roadmap has been updated.
Before we get started, make sure you are logged in to your thwack account. You must be logged in in order to bookmark an item as instructed below.
As always, a good place to start when looking for SolarWinds product roadmaps is to click on the "Product Roadmaps" option in the global navigation. This guide will always be up to date with the latest and greatest. We have added the date of the latest update to the title of each post so you can easily see which roadmaps have recently changed.
For individual product roadmaps, click on the link of interest which can be found in the What We're Working On Guide.
That's it! No further action is necessary once you've done this. These links will not change so as long as you have them bookmarked, you will always receive a notification when a roadmap is updated. Please let us know if you have any questions!
Strap-on your helmet, secure your x-ray goggles, and set phasers to stun. It's time for a scavenger hunt! This month's thwack mission will take you to dangerous and exotic places as you search for security tips, issues, and more. As always, be prepared for any threats along your path. Collect clues, answer questions, and win awesome prizes! You are a go for launch in 3, 2, 1....
Your task this month is to complete the Security Scavenger Hunt! Questions this month will focus on SolarWinds SIEM solution, Log & Event Manager. Throughout the month questions will open each day. We are giving away prizes at the end of each week for those of you who correctly answer all 5 questions within that week. If you can correctly answer all 20 questions before June 28th @ 11:59PM CDT, you'll be entered to win an Arcade Classics Cocktail Arcade Machine! Follow the schedule below for open/close times and prize details.
Week 1: Danalock Bluetooth Smartlock
Complete questions 1-5 by June 7 to be entered to win
June 1 - Question 1
Week 2: Recover It USB
Complete questions 6-10 by June 14 to be entered to win
June 8 - Question 6
Week 3: USB Computer Microscope
Complete questions 11-15 by June 21 to be entered to win
June 15 - Question 11
Week 4: Dropcam
Complete questions 16-20 by June 28 to be entered to win
June 22 - Question 16
Correctly answer all 20 questions before June 28th @ 11:50PM CDT and you name will be entered to win the grand prize!