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We know you’ve seen them around—you know who I’m talking about. The Chosen Ones. The Venerated Few. The MVPs. Their capes flow behind them, their eyes shine with pride, and they hold so much knowledge inside.

For this month’s mission, we let them take over, write some questions, strut their stuff. Life hacks, tidbits, things they wish they’d known at the start. They’re THWACK® heroes just doin’ their part.

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SolarWinds® Access Rights Manager (ARM) allows you to clean up directories with direct permissions as a bulk action. You not only remediate a critical Active Directory risk factor, but also document all changes and solve a security issue fast and efficiently.

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“THWACKcamp has been a virtual conference since before virtual conferences were cool.”- Hipster THWACKster

The IT Knowledge Fest THWACKcamp is back for its ninth year of spectacular content in 2020. This year, you’ll join thousands of other technology professionals from around the world. Like years past, it’s going to be 100% free to join.

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Complete our SD-WAN Support survey and earn 1,000 THWACK points. 

Complete Survey

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In the spirit of recognizing the work tech pros around the world have done in the past several months, we want to hear how you were built for this challenge and what you think the future of IT will look like. Complete survey by July 31st and earn 500 THWACK points.

Complete Survey 

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User account provisioning and deprovisioning can be a cumbersome, manual process. Learn how to save time granting and removing user access rights while documenting everything aligned to compliance needs.

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Join our webinar on July 22nd at 11 a.m. CT  where we’ll also show you how a modern SaaS-based, easy-to-use, cost-effective application performance management (APM) solution approach can ensure high-performing legacy, cloud-native, and hybrid applications and infrastructure.

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What do you think the SysAdmins will look like in 2025? Share your thoughts by July 29 and we’ll put 250 THWACK® points in your account.

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Oh SysAdmin, I know we ask this every year, but where would we be without you? Thanks to your printer-fixing prowess, endless password patience, and extreme problem-solving proficiencyyou keep people connected, secure, and productive. Good thing you bring those awe-inspiring tech skills to work with you each and every day, otherwise business might just come to a grinding halt.  

Get ready to kick up your feet and bask in the glory and be entered to win some prizes in this month's special mini mission!

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Automation continues to be a major trend in IT. Whether it's a small rule to send all hardware issues to a specific queue or a large rule which routes through several stages, automating as much as possible reduces the chance of human error. Watch this video to learn how to create simple automation rules in your SolarWinds Service Desk solution.

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Join our webcast on July 16th at 11:00 AM C.T. where we’ll discuss how to minimize MTTR by managing applications spanning on-premises and cloud platforms with a common approach regardless of what the applications are, or where they run.

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Setting up your categories and subcategories in SolarWinds Service Desk is one of the most important parts of configuration. Watch this video to learn some best practices to set up your Service Desk for success.

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We’re all racing to get ahead of today’s distributed environments. You always need to know what’s coming around the next corner. This month, it’s time to push upgrade speed and product performance to the limits. Start your engines and get ready for 4 stages spread out throughout 20 days of questions—and let’s see who will cross the finish line and head to the winner’s circle with insights into tighter integration, greater scalability, and security enhancements.

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The SolarWinds Service Desk integration with the SolarWinds Orion Platform can automatically generate incidents from Orion alerts. Streamline the way IT teams communicate, identify root causes, and proactively resolve potentially impactful IT infrastructure problems.

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The SolarWinds Product team would like to get your thoughts on alert, incident, and on-call management via our online survey, which should take approximately 5 minutes to complete. 

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A SolarWinds THWACK MVP exudes what’s best about THWACK: camaraderie, education, the spirit of adventure, and (occasionally) silliness. These IT professionals are some of the most interesting, clever, and insightful people with whom we’ve had the pleasure to share company. Please raise your glass and give three cheers to the 2020 SolarWinds THWACK MVPs! Huzzah! Huzzah! Huzzah!

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The RESTful API for Database Performance Analyzer is an incredible time-saver if you are working in an environment where databases go in and out of production. You can easily hook a pre-existing automation job directly into the RESTful API and you'll be monitoring the database in moments. In this video we'll show you how to get to the self-documented API and what you need to send a command or two.

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Join us for a quick, 30-minute webinar as we explore log management and analytics solutions both on-premises and in the cloud and see how they deliver comprehensive capabilities across IT implementations.

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Tracking performance through reports is a key component of continuous improvement in IT service management. Watch this video to learn reporting best practices in SolarWinds Service Desk.

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Kevin M. Sparenberg provides his customer-first perspective on the two-fold importance of upgrades: they keep your IT brain churning and provide the software benefits you richly deserve. He covers some of the new features, including his favorite. Let’s be honest, staring at progress bars is boring, so SolarWinds is trying to make you do less of it.

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The canyons and valleys of Postgres are spread out before you. The world seems like a big place today, what with this new frontier. There’s no way you can do this on your own. You return to the tavern you passed on the way and swing open the doors, scuffing your boots on the hardwood to displace some of the dust. The tavern is what you would expect it to be; dark, with low piano music, people sitting at tables enjoying a beverage on this hot day. The two in the corner catch your eye, their experience is as clear as day.

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Zero trust is a security model based on the principle of maintaining strict access controls and not trusting anyone by default, even those already inside the network perimeter. In this webcast, we’ll break down the core points of zero trust and show how businesses of any size can assess their compliance against this concept.

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Providing the most important information in an alert is key to having the recipient take proper action. In this video, I'll show you how to create email alerts quickly and easily within Database Performance Analyzer.

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Take this brief survey and you will be entered to win one of twenty-five Amazon gift cards with a value of $25. For all  respondents we are offering 500 Thwack points.

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One of the simplest, yet most time-consuming measures to keep your systems safe is to keep your patches up to date. This video will show you how to use SolarWinds Patch Manager to identify systems at risk and get them up to date.

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It’s finally summer and you know what that meansCAMP! This year, you’re going to your favorite bug-free establishment. There’ll be computers and bonfires, databases and surf, security and sun. Is there any better way to spend your summer? 

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SolarWinds needs information about your current and future database and database tool needs. We’re planning the future of our database products, and we want to know how we can best meet your anticipated future requirements. Click here to complete the survey.

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Packages keep your Linux servers up to date and running smoothly. Yet if someone tampers with the packages getting deployed to your server, you could have serious performance issues, expose your organization to harmful viruses, or open it up a new vulnerability. Keeping an eye out for what packages are deployed, the package sources, and how they're changed could help prevent or alert you to an issue. In this video, we'll show you how to gain visibility into your Linux packages and track how they're changing over time.

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The SolarWinds Product team would like to get your thoughts on AIOps—artificial intelligence for IT Operations. Your feedback will help the team better define the problems we can solve for you using AIOps.

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Tech Days review our network, systems, and security products, and the events are comprised entirely of product demonstrations, customer use cases, and technical discussions. Join us!

Commercial Customers
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CT
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Government and Education Customers
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
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