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In a bid to get in front of an ever-evolving world and ever-changing environments, some of the smartest engineers built the first man-and-machine hybrid. When you first opened your eyes, it was to the astounded and exhilarated faces of those scientists and engineers and a room full of applause.

 

But that was just the beginning. Since then, you’ve been tasked with monitoring all the lands. It would have been an impossible task if you weren’t a hybrid of on-prem and cloud. This way, whatever the environment you’re monitoring, you always keep pace and adapt. Whispers follow you through the streets… as you pass, you hear them say, “there goes DPA.”

 

 

Ready to put your great power to use? Start the mission!



OCTOBER MINI MISSION

Use the mission’s resources to complete the tasks and answer the questions for a chance to win!

Correctly answer each question during the week and you'll be entered for a chance to win the weekly prize.

Correctly answer all 10 questions over the course of the month and you'll be entered for a chance to win the grand prize.

150 points are being awarded for each correctly answered question. There are 10 questions, which means you can earn a maximum of 1,500 points for this mission.

Want to join the mission, but not a member? Sign up FREE now!

PRIZES

Weekly Prizes & Drawing Dates:
October 28th, 2019: Portable Turntable

 


November 4th, 2019: Echo Show


Grand Prize:
November 4th, 2019: Key Free Smart Lock

 



 

MISSION RULES

A new question will open every day (Monday - Friday) starting on October 21st, 2019. Once a question has opened, it will remain open until November 3rd, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. CT. Check the schedule below for exact open/close times.



MISSION SHORTCUT

Complete the mission shortcut between October 21, 2019 and November 3, 2019 to be entered to win a Sonos Beam – Sound Bar

 

 

Option 1

1. Sign up for a free trial of Database Performance Analyzer (DPA)

2. Install DPA and create a DPA Repository

          a. Register one or more database instances

          b. After DPA has collected at least two days of data

          c. Select a database instance

          d. Click on “Tuning” tab next to “Trends”

               i. Select either a Query Advisor or a Table Tuning Advisor

              ii. Select either a query or a table

             iii. Take a snapshot of the screen

3. Submit screenshot

 

Option 2

1. Sign up for a free trial of Database Performance Analyzer

2. Install DPA and create a DPA Repository

     a. Register one or more database instances

     b. After DPA has collected at least two days of data

     c. Select a database instance

     d. By default, the screen associated with the “Trends” tab will be shown

               i. Under the SQL tab, scroll down till you see a tab for “blocking”

              ii. Select “blocking” and then the tab “Top Waiting SQL Statements”

             iii. Take a snapshot of the screen

3. Submit screenshot

 

Option 3

1. Sign up for a free trial of Database Performance Analyzer

2. Install DPA and create a DPA Repository

     a. Register one or more database instances

3. After DPA has collected at least two days of data

     a. On the primary home screen, select “reports” in the upper-right corner

     b. Once you’re on the reports page, select any database instance and any report type

               i. Click on “preview report”

              ii. Take a snapshot of the screen showing the report

4. Submit screenshot

 

DOWNLOAD FREE TRIAL  SUBMIT SCREENSHOT

WEEKLY PRIZESMONTUEWEDTHUFRIWINNERS
Week 1: Complete questions 1-5 by October 27th 2019 to be entered to win: Portable Turntable
Week 2: Complete questions 6-10 by November 3rd 2019 to be entered to win: Echo Show

Correctly answer all 10 questions by November 3rd 2019 and get entered to win the Grand Prize! Key Free Smart Lock



Mini Mission Terms and Conditions: US, UK, and Canada | Germany | Australia

Mission Shortcut Terms and Conditions: US, UK, and Canada | Germany | Australia

 

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month and all the contestants line up to play a game of Security Sleuth. It seems fun, and in a way it is, until you realize the stakes. You look around you as the game is about to begin and think to yourself which one of these people is the planted mole?

 

It’s a good ol’ whodunit, and the security of your network, the integrity of your privacy, the very foundation on which you’ve built your IT organization is at risk. So, security sleuth, master of mystery, will you detect defects capable of destroying our data, will you investigate infections imperiling our information, will you expose the evildoers endangering our eudemonia?

 

 

Protect us, cybersecurity connoisseur, start your mission.



OCTOBER MISSION

Use the mission’s resources to complete the tasks and answer the questions for a chance to win!

Correctly answer each question during the week and you'll be entered for a chance to win the weekly prize.

Correctly answer all 20 questions over the course of the month and you'll be entered for a chance to win the grand prize.

150 points are being awarded for each correctly answered question. There are 20 questions, which means you can earn a maximum of 3,000 points for this mission.

Want to join the mission, but not a member? Sign up FREE now!

PRIZES

Weekly Prizes & Drawing Dates:
October 14, 2019: Best of Agatha Christie Volume 1-4 (Region 1)

October 21, 2019: Apple Airpods

October 28, 2019: Clue Board Game and Culinario Mortale Deadly Fame - Murder Mystery Dinner Party Game

November 4, 2019: Anker PowerCore

Grand Prize:
November 4, 2019: SimpliSafe Wireless Home Security System



 

MISSION RULES

A new question will open every day (Monday - Friday) starting on October 7, 2019. Once a question has opened, it will remain open until November 3, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. CT. Check the schedule below for exact open/close times.



MISSION SHORTCUT

Complete the mission shortcut between October 7, 2019 and November 3, 2019 to be entered to win a Go Pro HERO 7 Black!

 

Security is the responsibility of all IT staff. However, not everyone has the same amount of time or resources available to increase their networks’ security posture. Security Event Manager (SEM) is designed to be another pair of eyes, always on the lookout for suspicious behaviour, and can alert you when it finds potential threats. For this shortcut we’ll have you take the first step towards automating threat detection by setting up a log source in SEM.

 

Shortcut Steps:

 

  1. Download a free trial of Security Event Manager (or if you already use SEM you can skip this step, but be sure you’re on version 6.7 or higher)
  2. Navigate to “Nodes”
  3. Click on “Add agent node,” select the appropriate agent for local installation, and follow the instructions or read more here
  4. Once the server is connected, navigate to “Events” and take a screen shot of events coming in from the log source and post to the mission
    1. Please anonymize any sensitive data like machine name or user names

 

DOWNLOAD FREE TRIAL  SUBMIT SCREENSHOT

 

WEEKLY PRIZESMONTUEWEDTHUFRIWINNERS
Week 1: Complete questions 1-5 by October 13, 2019 to be entered to win: Best of Agatha Christie Volume 1-4 (Region 1)
Week 2: Complete questions 6-10 by October 20, 2019 to be entered to win: Apple Airpods
Week 3: Complete questions 11-15 by October 27, 2019 to be entered to win: Clue Board Game and Culinario Mortale Deadly Fame - Murder Mystery Dinner Party Game
Week 4: Complete questions 16-20 by November 3, 2019 to be entered to win: Anker PowerCore

Correctly answer all 20 questions by November 3, 2019 and get entered to win the Grand Prize! SimpliSafe Wireless Home Security System



September Mission Terms & Conditions: US, UK, and Canada | Germany | Australia

September Mission Shortcut Terms & Conditions: US, UK, and Canada | Germany | Australia

Telling tales of data center horrors this Halloween

 

October 31 is coming up soon, so it’s time for costume parties, haunted houses, and your favorite scary movies. Halloween stories are frighteningly fun during parties or wrapped up in a blanket at home—we all love a good Dracula or Frankenstein tale!

 

In the spirit of Halloween, we may tell stories of things going “bump” in the night, but nothing’s as terrifying to tech pros as things that go bump in the data center.

 

To celebrate Halloween this year, we want to know your scariest, most goosebump-inducing data center fears and anecdotes that not only scare you this season, but year-round. Did you have a mishap with a chiller, HVAC, generator, or branch circuit? Or did something outside the data center affect your ability to conduct business as usual?

 

Tell us your scary stories and how you fought against these spooky tales by Friday, October 11 and we’ll put 250 THWACK points in your account.

We’re looking for customers who are interested in participating in our next round of Release Candidate Dev-Assisted Upgrades.

 

Here’s what you need to know:

 

  • If accepted, you and your team will be upgrading to available Release Candidates with a team of SolarWinds experts watching closely and ready to step in if anything goes wrong.
  • It’s FREE (for active maintenance customers)
  • We have a team of people ready to assist with any questions before or after the upgrade.
  • You get THWACK points!

 

This is a limited time offer, with first come, first serve slots. If you aren’t able to participate this time, don’t worry! There’s always next round.

 

Want to see if you qualify to get a SolarWinds Orion Dev-Assisted Upgrade?

 

Fill out this quick survey.

 

Thanks!!

 

Each application performance monitoring (APM) product is its own powerhouse—a force to be reckoned with. With all the products combined—Pingdom®, AppOptics, Loggly®, and Papertrail— though, unimaginable strength of the APM suite can be unleashed. And in the right hands, that power can be used for ultimate good.

 

Go on a mission to find and collect the all-powerful APM suite stones. Once you have them all, you’ll have the power to protect yourself and your organization, not to mention the world, from application disasters with unified visibility into systems performance and laser focused troubleshooting through metrics, traces, logs, and the user experience.

 

AppManagers, UNITE!



SEPTEMBER MISSION

Use the mission’s resources to complete the tasks and answer the questions for a chance to win!

Correctly answer each question during the week and you'll be entered for a chance to win the weekly prize.

Correctly answer all 20 questions over the course of the month and you'll be entered for a chance to win the grand prize.

150 points are being awarded for each correctly answered question. There are 20 questions, which means you can earn a maximum of 3,000 points for this mission.

Want to join the mission, but not a member? Sign up FREE now!

PRIZES

Weekly Prizes & Drawing Dates:
September 16, 2019: Avengers Monopoly and Captain America Single Cup Coffee Maker and Mug

September 23,  2019: Thor Hammer Tool Set

September 30, 2019: Lego Avengers Compound Battle Build Kit

October 7, 2019: Spider Wheels Series Hoverboard

Grand Prize:
October 7, 2019: Thanos Infinity Gauntlet



 

MISSION RULES

A new question will open every day (Monday - Friday) starting on September 9, 2019. Once a question has opened, it will remain open until October 6, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. CT. Check the schedule below for exact open/close times.



MISSION SHORTCUT

Complete the mission shortcut between September 9, 2019 and October 6, 2019 to be entered to win a Sony Noise Canceling Earbuds!

 

Completing each feature shortcut will give you one chance to win the shortcut prize. You can get a total of three chances.


Product Feature 1

  1. Sign up for a free trial of SolarWinds Pingdom
  2. Onboarding will ask you to enter a couple of pieces of information and a URL.
  3. When you're in the product, click on Experience monitoring, then Visitor Insights (RUM). Click on the green “Add site” at the top right of the screen. Next type in a URL and hit Save, a code snippet will pop up. Take a screenshot of the snippet.
  4. Submit screenshot

START FREE TRIAL  SUBMIT SCREENSHOT

 

Product Feature 2

  1. Sign up for a free trial of SolarWinds AppOptics
  2. Install a host agent and set up one APM service
  3. After you have installed the agent and APM service, click on the SolarWinds logo on the top left of the screen.
  4. Take a screenshot showing your service and agent install
  5. Submit screenshot

START FREE TRIAL  SUBMIT SCREENSHOT

 

Product Feature 3

  1. Sign up for a free trial of SolarWinds Loggly
  2. Follow the onboarding. Loggly will automatically install some trial log data.
  3. After you’ve logged in, perform a search by clicking on the “Search” function at the top of the screen.
  4. Type in the word “Exception” in the search and hit enter.
  5. Submit screenshot of the search results.

START FREE TRIAL  SUBMIT SCREENSHOT

 

 

WEEKLY PRIZESMONTUEWEDTHUFRIWINNERS
Week 1: Complete questions 1-5 by September 15, 2019 to be entered to win: Avengers Monopoly and Captain America Single Cup Coffee Maker and Mug
Week 2: Complete questions 6-10 by September 22, 2019 to be entered to win: Thor Hammer Tool Set
Week 3: Complete questions 11-15 by September 29, 2019 to be entered to win: Lego Avengers Compound Battle Build Kit
Week 4: Complete questions 16-20 by October 6, 2019 to be entered to win: Spider Wheels Series Hoverboard

Correctly answer all 20 questions by October 6, 2019 and get entered to win the Grand Prize! Thanos Infinity Gauntlet



September Mission Terms & Conditions: US, UK, and Canada | Germany | Australia

September Mission Shortcut Terms & Conditions: US, UK, and Canada | Germany | Australia

Earlier this year we asked you about your experiences managing applications in today’s hybrid world—and how the hybrid IT infrastructure is shifting as business apps move to the cloud. Here’s what we found:

 

  • 60% are managing and monitoring applications, with 21% already moving business applications to SaaS
  • Those who have moved business applications to SaaS say 20% or less of their business apps are hosted in the cloud
  • 14% have already implemented cloud/container infrastructure, but 36% aren’t even considering it yet

 

The question is, where does an application performance monitoring (APM) strategy fit into all of this? We know from the recent SolarWinds report Driving Business Performance Through Application Performance Management that having an APM strategy, including robust yet easy-to-use tools helps drive businesses forward.

 

We have the numbers and survey results, but now we want to hear from you:

 

  • How important is APM to your job?
  • How does it impact and benefit your business overall?
  • Are you considering user experience monitoring of apps as an increased concern?
  • What more should we learn about APM and today’s hybrid IT realities?

 

Share your thoughts by September 12 and we’ll put 250 THWACK® points in your account!

Wow—we can’t believe it’s been 20 years since we started out in this amazing business, bringing our IT passion and expertise to technology professionals like you. But as they say, time flies when you’re having fun! It’s been a fast-paced, extraordinary journey for all of us here at SolarWinds, and we’re excited to celebrate our 20th anniversary with an interactive timeline and a Bonus Mission for all you THWACKsters.

 

We’ve all seen a lot come and go the past 20 years—and this month we want to test you with tech trivia to see how many milestones you can remember correctly. Ready to take a trip down memory lane? Fire up the ol’ time machine and prepare to celebrate the past 20 years of IT with SolarWinds.

 

Let’s get started! 



SEPTEMBER BONUS MISSION

Use the mission’s resources to complete the tasks and answer the questions for a chance to win!

Correctly answer each question during the week and you'll be entered for a chance to win the weekly prize.

Correctly answer all 20 questions over the course of the month and you'll be entered for a chance to win the grand prize.

150 points are being awarded for each correctly answered question. There are 20 questions, which means you can earn a maximum of 3,000 points for this mission.

Want to join the mission, but not a member? Sign up FREE now!

PRIZES

Weekly Prizes & Drawing Dates:

September 2, 2019: Frigidaire Retro Mini Compact Beverage Refrigerator

 

September 9,  2019: Whiskey Decanter Globe Set with 2 Etched Globe Whisky Glasses

 

September 16, 2019: littleBits Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit

 

September 23, 2019: Orion Labs Onyx Smart Walkie Talkies w/ Unlimited Range

 

Grand Prize:

September 23, 2019: Google WiFi 3-pack



 

MISSION RULES

A new question will open every day (Monday - Friday) starting on August 26, 2019. Once a question has opened, it will remain open until September 22, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. CT. Check the schedule below for exact open/close times.



MISSION SHORTCUT

 

But waitthere's more! Record a short video of how your journey has been with SolarWinds. As SolarWinds reaches another milestone this year – marking 20 years in business – we want to make sure everyone gets a chance to contribute. We want your help in marking this milestone.

 

DATES:

August 28 - September 22, 2019

 

PRIZES:

  • All participants will receive 3,000 points for their submission.
  • The first 50 submissions will receive an exclusive SolarWinds 20 hoodie.
  • A panel of judges will pick a single submission and that contributor will receive a cold-aisle data center survival pack including the SolarWinds 20 hoodie, a thermal insulated mug, and a custom blanket.

 

Our Video Team will expertly craft the submissions into videos to be used as part of our celebration. We're anxious to see everyone’s submissions, so get going!

 

LEARN MORE

 

 

WEEKLY PRIZESMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYWINNERS
Week 1: Complete questions 1-5 by September 1, 2019 to be entered to win: Frigidaire Retro Mini Compact Beverage Refrigerator
Week 2: Complete questions 6-10 by September 8, 2019 to be entered to win: Whiskey Decanter Globe Set with 2 Etched Globe Whisky Glasses
Week 3: Complete questions 11-15 by September 15, 2019 to be entered to win: littleBits Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit
Week 4: Complete questions 16-20 by September 22, 2019 to be entered to win: Orion Labs Onyx Smart Walkie Talkies w/ Unlimited Range

Correctly answer all 20 questions by September 22, 2019 and get entered to win the Grand Prize! Google WiFi 3-pack



THWACK Bonus Mission Terms & Conditions: US, UK, and Canada | Germany | Australia

SolarWinds Service Desk is trying to understand the evolution of IT and IT’s impact on the organization and the employee experience — and we want to hear from YOU

 

Click here to take our short survey. Make sure to submit your THWACK username at the end of as we are offering 250 THWACK points to those who complete it!

 

Thanks a bunch!

Are you prepared to explore the deepest reaches of your data? The answers to your IT issues are out there, but they're often hidden far beneath the surface. Continue the journey into discovering unfathomable root causes and enlightening answers to confounding performance questions.

 

It's not every day you have a mission like this. Two parts, one month, and a lot of digging.

 

An ASTONISHING voyage continues now!



AUGUST MISSION Part 2

Use the mission’s resources to complete the tasks and answer the questions for a chance to win!

Correctly answer each question during the week and you'll be entered for a chance to win the weekly prize.

Correctly answer all 10 questions over the course of the month and you'll be entered for a chance to win the grand prize.

150 points are being awarded for each correctly answered question. There are 10 questions, which means you can earn a maximum of 1,500 points for this mission.

Want to join the mission, but not a member? Sign up FREE now!

PRIZES

Weekly Prizes & Drawing Dates:

August 26th, 2019:  Terraforming Mars Board Game set includes Prelude and expansion

 

September 2nd, 2019:  Sci-Fi Loot Crate

Grand Prize:
September 2nd, 2019: Oculus Go Standalone VR Headset

 



 

MISSION RULES

A new question will open every day (Monday - Friday) starting on August 19th, 2019. Once a question has opened, it will remain open until September 1st, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. CT. Check the schedule below for exact open/close times.



MISSION SHORTCUT

 

Complete the mission shortcut between August 19, 2019 and September 1st, 2019 to earn an additional 1,000 THWACK® points & enter to win a Echo Show

 

This shortcut has two parts. You can choose to do either one of the following shortcuts for one entry, or you can do both for two chances to win our shortcut prize.

 

Shortcut #1 - Download and install a free trial of Log Analyzer

1. From the Orion home screen, navigate to My Dashboards\Logs\Log Viewer

2. Click "Configure Rules"

3. In Processing Policies menu on the left, navigate to Windows Events\Log Manager Rules

4. Take a screenshot of the first six rules listed and submit the screenshot here

DOWNLOAD FREE TRIAL  SUBMIT SCREENSHOT

 

Shortcut #2 - Download and install a free trial of Server Configuration Monitor

1.  Take a screenshot of a node being monitored on the Server Configuration Monitor summary screen

2.  Submit screenshot here

 

DOWNLOAD FREE TRIAL  SUBMIT SCREENSHOT

WEEKLY PRIZESMONTUEWEDTHUFRIWINNERS
Week 1: Complete questions 1-5 by August 25th 2019 to be entered to win:

Terraforming Mars Board Game set includes Prelude and expansion

Week 2: Complete questions 6-10 by September 2nd 2019 to be entered to win: Sci-Fi Loot Crate

Correctly answer all 10 questions by September 2nd 2019 and get entered to win the Grand Prize! Oculus Go Standalone VR Headset



Mini Mission Terms and Conditions: US, UK, and Canada | Germany | Australia

Mission Shortcut Terms and Conditions: US, UK, and Canada | Germany | Australia

yumdarling

Help Us Get to SXSW

Posted by yumdarling Administrator Aug 14, 2019

SolarWinds is headed to SXSW 2020, but we need your help to get there.

 

Community voting for SXSW panels is open until August 23.

 

Head over to the SXSW PanelPicker website and upvote our two proposed sessions. You can vote once per session.

 

Thanks for your help—we couldn’t do it without you!

'Tis the season of teachers preparing lessons and students stocking up on school supplies. Remember the excitement of back-to-school shopping and the anticipation of starting new classes?

 

We know things are different today (although it will never be easy to wave goodbye to sunny summer days), and as an IT pro, finding time to learn new skills is one of your biggest challenges. In the spirit of back-to-school season, we want to know your techniques and tips for developing new skills. How do you keep up with new technologies? What are you currently learning and what are you looking to learn next?

 

Let us know your tips and tricks—and how you overcome challenges—by August 22 and we’ll put 250 THWACK points in your account!

Are you prepared to explore the deepest reaches of your data? The answers to your IT issues are out there, but they're often hidden far beneath the surface. Begin a journey into discovering unfathomable root causes and enlightening answers to confounding performance questions.

 

It's not every day you have a mission like this. Two parts, one month, and a lot of digging.

 

An ASTONISHING voyage awaits you!



AUGUST MINI MISSION

Use the mission’s resources to complete the tasks and answer the questions for a chance to win!

Correctly answer each question during the week and you'll be entered for a chance to win the weekly prize.

Correctly answer all 10 questions over the course of the month and you'll be entered for a chance to win the grand prize.

150 points are being awarded for each correctly answered question. There are 10 questions, which means you can earn a maximum of 1,500 points for this mission.

Want to join the mission, but not a member? Sign up FREE now!

PRIZES

Weekly Prizes & Drawing Dates:

August 12th, 2019: JBL FLIP 5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker

 

August 19th, 2019: Wise Owl Outfitters Hammock

Grand Prize:
August 19th, 2019: Go Pro Hero 7

 



 

MISSION RULES

A new question will open every day (Monday - Friday) starting on August 5th, 2019. Once a question has opened, it will remain open until August 18th, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. CT. Check the schedule below for exact open/close times.



MISSION SHORTCUT

 

Complete the mission shortcut between August 5, 2019 and August 18th, 2019 to earn an additional 1,000 THWACK® points & enter to win a FitBit Versa

 

 

Find your coolest application/server map! Use Orion maps to either build/customize your own map or show what Server & Application Monitor (SAM) automatedly links together. Use the following instructions to submit your screenshot:

 

   1. Download a free trial of Server & Application Monitor

   2. Navigate to maps via the left-hand drawer while on a server node.

   3. Create your own map, or let SAM create one between servers and applications.

   4. Upload a screenshot for a chance to win!

 

 

DOWNLOAD FREE TRIAL  SUBMIT SCREENSHOT

WEEKLY PRIZESMONTUEWEDTHUFRIWINNERS
Week 1: Complete questions 1-5 by August 12th 2019 to be entered to win: JBL FLIP 5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Week 2: Complete questions 6-10 by August 18th 2019 to be entered to win: Wise Owl Outfitters Hammock

Correctly answer all 10 questions by August 18th 2019 and get entered to win the Grand Prize! Go Pro Hero 7



Mini Mission Terms and Conditions: US, UK, and Canada | Germany | Australia

Mission Shortcut Terms and Conditions: US, UK, and Canada | Germany | Australia

AI, machine learning, containers, blockchain, quantum computing, automation—as tech pros you’re routinely faced with C-suite or business leadership interest in an overwhelming number of emerging technologies you’re expected to experiment with, master, and adopt. Not to mention, many of these skills are considered critical for career growth and day-to-day job success. But mapping out necessary skills and understanding how best to gain those competencies can be especially challenging.

SolarWinds wants to help!

 

In December 2018, tech pros around the world shared initial insights into how they’re thinking about and prioritizing their skills development for the year ahead. Six months later, we want to hear from you again. How are you stacking up and how have you progressed in the last few months? Where are you focusing your efforts and resources to gain the skills you need to succeed? What would you change in your environment if you had the know-how?

 

Using the easy steps below, tell us how you’re feeling about your skills journey and where you’d like to focus your training efforts and SolarWinds will customize its upcoming trainings—THWACKcamp sessions, SolarWinds Lab episodes and more—to help you along the way.

 

It’s just three easy steps:

 

  • Click HERE to get started (Hurry! You only have until August 9!)
  • Enter your THWACK® username
  • As a thank you, we’ll deposit 500 THWACK points into your account by August 16

 

That's it! Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts with us.

yumdarling

User Experience Survey

Posted by yumdarling Administrator Jul 22, 2019

Attention all AWESOME users (aka everyone seeing this post)! The SolarWinds UX team wants to learn more about YOU, and we have a survey for you to participate in. You'll get 1000 THWACK points for your participation after the survey closes. Don't worry, we saved the best question for the end -- you'll have to take the survey to find out what it is!

 

Click here to take the survey!

Say IT loud, say IT proud. We know SysAdmin Day is technically only one day, but what better way to show some love to the unsung heroes of every organization—the sysadmin, the computer guy or gal, the IT pro—than to remind you for a whole week how awesome you are!

 

So come feel the love, answer a daily question, and be entered for a chance to win some prizes, because where would we be without you? Probably crying over some blue screen somewhere not knowing what to do.

 

Start the mission!



JULY MINI MISSION

Use the mission’s resources to complete the tasks and answer the questions for a chance to win!

Correctly answer each question during the week and you'll be entered for a chance to win the weekly prize.

Correctly answer all 5 questions over the course of the month and you'll be entered for a chance to win the grand prize.

150 points are being awarded for each correctly answered question. There are 5 questions, which means you can earn a maximum of 750 points for this mission.

Want to join the mission, but not a member? Sign up FREE now!

PRIZES

Grand Prize:
July 29th, 2019: Bose Soundlink Portable Bluetooth Speaker



 

MISSION RULES

A new question will open every day (Monday - Friday) starting on July 22nd, 2019. Once a question has opened, it will remain open until July 28th, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. CT. Check the schedule below for exact open/close times.



MISSION SHORTCUT

Complete the mission shortcut between July 22nd, 2019 and July 28th, 2019 to earn an additional 1,000 THWACK® points & enter to win a Bose Soundlink Portable Bluetooth Speaker

If you think you’re fast at spotting configuration changes, take the challenge! See how fast you can identify what’s changed by playing our quick two-round game. With SolarWinds® Server Configuration Monitor (SCM), you may be able to beat your time. In order to qualify for the mission shortcut prize you must:

 

1. Download a free trial of Server Configuration Monitor.

2. Play the SCM Diff Challenge and take screenshots of both rounds with the time (your score)

3. Upload your screenshot for a chance to win!

DOWNLOAD FREE TRIAL  SUBMIT SCREENSHOT

WEEKLY PRIZESMONTUEWEDTHUFRIWINNERS
Complete questions 1-5 by July 28th 2019 to be entered to win the grand prize: Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones



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