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  • Downloads // Feb 2005

    75 essential Excel tips

    This compilation of 75 practical, time-saving tech tips will help your Microsoft Excel users make quick work of many common and not-so-common Excel tasks. From data entry and cell formatting to currency conversion and workbook sharing, users of all levels can improve their Excel skills with these valuable tech tips....

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  • Tools & Templates // Feb 2005

    Gap Analysis Tool: E-commerce

    Trying to figure out whether your current e-commercesolution will meet your needs? TechRepublic's GapAnalysis Tool can help--rank which requirements matter most to you, inputrankings for your current solution, and get a gap analysis to help identify thekey issues and determine the best solution. Once you've identified the areaswhere you need...

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  • Downloads // Jan 2005

    Project planning template for project managers

    Documenting a project from planning through completion can mean the difference between a successful IT implementation and a failed one. With this project planning template, it's easier than ever for project managers to ensure the accuracy and completeness of their project documentation. From identifying deliverables and milestones to picking team...

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  • Downloads // Dec 2004

    Compare three disaster recovery solutions

    Choose the disaster recovery solution that is best for your organization. Evaluate the pros and cons of the three basic options: tape backup, high availability, and remote availability.

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  • Downloads // Oct 2004

    TCP/IP Quick Reference - Commands and Diagnostics

    When facing TCP/IP issues, there is no time to waste. Get the TCP/IP troubleshooting solutions for Windows, Linux, and Novell you're looking for. Plus learn TCP/IP fundamentals and UTP cabling configuration and Installations tricks. You'll turn to these PDF's for the commands, checklists, and diagnostic steps that will help you...

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  • Downloads // Aug 2004

    How to build a service catalog

    Use this set of templates and explanatory article to build a service catalog to document IT services and assist your customers.

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  • Downloads // Jul 2004

    Wireless Security FAQ

    We've grouped all the questions and answers from our popular Wireless Security FAQ into a single PDF. Each question is conveniently linked to the answer inside the document.

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  • Downloads // Jul 2004

    Microsoft Access Help Desk Database

    Use this sample Microsoft Access Help Desk database as a simple substitute for commercial help desk software. It provides pertinent customer information with tabs to track call details as well as create reports.

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  • Downloads // May 2004

    Master Browser Tool Kit

    Forcing systems to act as Master Browser or Backup Browser (or excluding them from those roles) can help you troubleshoot network problems, but making the needed registry edits can slow you down. This HTA offers a GUI interface to streamline the process.

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  • Related Offers (non-promo) // May 2004

    How Often Should I Audit My Network?

    In this Making IT Work audio webcast, Bob Artner from TechRepublic and Wayne Haber with network security company SecureWorks, discuss some strategic and tactical issues regarding network security audits. Please Note: You will need to register on the site prior to downloading.

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  • Downloads // Apr 2004

    Sample SLA for outsourced data backups and retrievals

    Use this sample service level agreement (SLA) if your organization is entering into a contract with a third-party provider to outsource your data backups. This sample document will help you understand what should be included in this type of SLA and the legal and operational protections that you need to...

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  • Related Offers (non-promo) // Apr 2004

    Making IT Work: Speeding up Vulnerability Detection with Web Services

    In this Making IT Work audiocast, Bob Artner from TechRepublic and Sean McPherson from Xodiax Data Centers, discuss how web services can help speed up vulnerability detection within your organization. Please note: Registration with the site is required prior to downloading.

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  • Downloads // Apr 2004

    Business Continuity Planning Software Tool Box

    Business continuity planning means going beyond tape backup systems, storage systems, and hot sites by developing a comprehensive, cost-effective plan that ensures the continuity of your key business processes, delivery services, and IT services during an emergency. To help you develop such a plan, several vendors offer business continuity planning...

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  • Related Offers (non-promo) // Mar 2004

    Making IT Work: Uncovering the 'Hidden' Capabilities of VoIP

    Join TechRepublic vice president Bob Artner and Michael Shisko, IT director for Hitachi Consulting, as the two discuss some of the lesser-known capabilities of Voice Over IP technology and what it can offer your business. Please note: This is an audiocast, and will require registration prior to downloading.

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  • Downloads // Feb 2004

    Automated Laptop Checkout Tool

    The Automated Laptop Checkout Tool is a VBA-driven Excel workbook that displays an online form to simplify the recording of information about borrowed laptops. The form stores the info in a worksheet and prints a copy for the user and tech to sign.

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  • Downloads // Jan 2004

    In-house vs. outsourced help desk costs

    Will you save more money outsourcing your help desk or keeping it in-house? Many IT managers struggle with this question when planning a budget as they look for ways to cut costs. This Excel spreadsheet provides some solid numbers to help you decide.

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  • Downloads // Nov 2003

    Sample Active Directory User Database

    You can use this sample database to maintain user information in Access. Then you can import and export that information into Active Directory.

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  • Downloads // Nov 2003

    Sample Active Directory Chart

    Figuring out how to properly design an Active Directory environment can be confusing. You can use this sample Visio Active Directory Chart to use as a starting point in designing your Active Directory Forest.

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  • Downloads // Oct 2003

    Roles and responsibilities template

    As with any large project, ensuring that every team member understands what they have to do is key to success. This template is designed to give your team members guidance when migrating from NT 4.0 to Windows 2003 Server.

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  • Downloads // Oct 2003

    Disaster recovery white paper

    This PowerPoint presentation on disaster recovery includes steps to take for disaster recovery and a sample DR plan.

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  • Downloads // Jul 2003

    Fsutil Query Tool

    With a total of 58 different operations, Windows XP's Fsutil utility can be difficult to use, but our Fsutil Query Tool cuts through the confusion and brings the probative capabilities of Fsutil to the Windows user interface.

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  • Downloads // Mar 2003

    Hardware check-out/check-in forms

    Use these simple yet effective hardware check-out/check-in forms to track your organization's loaner equipment. These forms also ensure that the borrower knows what happens if the hardware is lost, stolen, or damaged.

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  • Downloads // Feb 2003

    A firewall checklist

    Use this checklist to make sure that firewall needs and security policy requirements cover all the vital aspects of a multilayer security approach.

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  • Downloads // Jan 2003

    Wireless access point placement diagram

    The placement of wireless access points requires careful planning so that wireless clients can connect in all the required areas. This Visio diagram of a detailed WAP site plan provides an example of this type of design.

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  • Downloads // Dec 2002

    Cost savings template

    CIOs and IT managers can clearly identify cost savings opportunities within their organizations by using this easy-to-follow and customizable template.

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  • Downloads // Dec 2002

    Use this checklist when planning an office relocation project

    If your office is relocating, or you've been asked to help a client relocate, it's often the little issues that create big disasters. This checklist was gathered from TechRepublic members who had a lot to say about organizing an office relocation.

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  • Tools & Templates // Nov 2002

    Project roles and responsibilities template

    Assuming that your team members know what they need to do in a project is a formula for failure. This roles and responsibilities template, submitted by a TechRepublic member, will help you document each person's expected contributions.

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  • Tools & Templates // Nov 2002

    Disaster recovery plan template

    Putting a disaster recovery plan in place isn't cheap, though it's never as expensive as not having one when disaster strikes. But as one TechRepublic member explains, there is a cost-effective approach, and he provides a template to follow.

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  • Downloads // Nov 2002

    Office move checklist

    If you're in a large company that often encounters office relocations, you'll find this customizable office move checklist invaluable.

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  • Downloads // Oct 2002

    Network change request template

    Use this document template as a standard form for requesting and tracking network changes in your organization. With this form, you can keep IT staff informed of needed changes and ensure that a standard procedure is followed when changes are made.

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  • Downloads // Sep 2002

    Network outage report template

    This Microsoft Word template will help you report a network or Web site outage, document the steps taken to resolve the issue, and indicate who was notified of the problem.

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  • Downloads // Sep 2002

    IT chart of accounts

    Tech leaders are familiar with the common cost categories such as salary, benefits, rent, and travel, but they may be unaware of all the available cost categories. Download this sample to help define and document your organization's chart of accounts.

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  • Downloads // Sep 2002

    Database: Track software licensing compliance

    This Microsoft Access database can help your organization keep close tabs on software licensing compliance by offering a fast and easy way to track all licenses.

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  • Tools & Templates // Aug 2002

    Sample project proposal template

    Being able to quickly explain the potential benefits of an added Web site feature can help a consultant address a client's concerns over a project's importance. This project proposal sheet will help persuade your clients to take the plunge.

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  • Downloads // Aug 2002

    Assess staff needs with this spreadsheet

    Determining the number of IT staff needed is not a completely scientific process. But this spreadsheet goes a long way toward helping the IT manager make that determination.

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  • Downloads // Jul 2002

    The XCopy Tool HTML application

    This download uses VBScript and the Windows Script Host to allow you to run the XCopy command from within the Windows user interface.

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  • Downloads // May 2002

    Track your team's work with this Excel spreadsheet

    This Excel spreadsheet can help your teams keep accurate records of the time they've worked for your clients. It has macros to calculate regular and overtime pay. Other macros automatically change dates while leaving hours from a previous week in place.

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  • Downloads // May 2002

    Download: Sample post-project documentation

    Having clients sign a detailed statement of work performed can protect you both legally and financially. Download these sample forms to help you map out documentation that works for your firm.

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  • Downloads // May 2002

    Network Administrator skills assessment test

    This series of tests can help IT managers gauge how a job candidate for a net admin position will handle typical IT situations. The tests can also help you determine the skills sets each applicant brings to the table.

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  • Downloads // May 2002

    High impact resume for the experienced IT pro

    The resume of the experienced IT professional needs to emphasize technical accomplishments and successful projects. Here is an example you can download and use as a template for creating your own resume.

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  • Downloads // Jan 2002

    Welcome letter

    Download this welcome letter from the IT department to help when new employees join your company. Distributing the welcome letter will not only help newbies hit the ground running, it will also reduce calls to the help desk.

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  • Downloads // Feb 2006

    Use this workbook to generate scheduled downtime reports

    This Excel workbook offers a quick, easy way to keep your users informed about scheduled outages. Just plug in the relevant information and e-mail the report to all affected users and/or their managers. When it comes to their computers, end users hate surprises. The surprise they hate the most...

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  • Downloads // May 2002

    New-user orientation kit

    Start users off on the right foot with our new-user orientation kit. This handy training resource contains a "Get to know your help desk" PowerPoint presentation, a welcome letter, and three informative articles, all designed to help orient new users.

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  • Downloads // Sep 2005

    Prioritize help desk requests with this call-level chart

    Both large and small IT shops can benefit from using a call-level plan to improve staff productivity and user satisfaction. To help you create such a plan, we've developed this sample call level chart, which you can tailor to meet your needs. Prioritizing support calls is a critical process...

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  • Downloads // Jan 2006

    Streamline your organization's process with this software installation checklist

    To help your IT support department effectively manage the testing, approval, and installation of client software, we've created this software installation checklist. Download the form and customize it for your organization's needs. When it comes to processing end user requests for the purchase and installation of software, every help...

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  • Downloads // Mar 2003

    Hardware check-out/check-in forms

    Use these simple yet effective hardware check-out/check-in forms to track your organization's loaner equipment. These forms also ensure that the borrower knows what happens if the hardware is lost, stolen, or damaged.

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  • Downloads // Nov 2005

    Presentation: Raise user awareness about password security

    Employees don't always realize the importance of creating and safeguarding strong passwords. This presentation will give you a chance to explain best practices and walk users through your corporate password policy. User education is often cited as one of the most effective ways to help boost information security and...

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  • Downloads // May 2005

    Computer hardware inventory list

    When you're troubleshooting hardware problems, you need to know the make and model of the equipment you're dealing with. But if you've never worked on the PC before, that can be a challenge. This update of our hardware inventory list will make it easy to record the necessary details for...

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  • Downloads // Feb 2005

    75 essential Excel tips

    This compilation of 75 practical, time-saving tech tips will help your Microsoft Excel users make quick work of many common and not-so-common Excel tasks. From data entry and cell formatting to currency conversion and workbook sharing, users of all levels can improve their Excel skills with these valuable tech tips....

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  • Downloads // Mar 2005

    HP BIOS POST error code list

    When an HP Integrity, NetServer, Carrier Grade Server, Proliant, Kayak, Pavilion, Vectra, or Workstation machine fails its POST, the error code messages can be a helpful troubleshooting tool. Yet deciphering these cryptic clues can be a tedious and frustrating process. This document simplifies the process by linking you to the...

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  • Downloads // Jun 2005

    Windows XP services that can be disabled

    One of the most effective ways to secure a Windows XP workstation is to turn off unnecessary services. This reference sheet lists each Windows XP SP 2 service, describes each service's function, specifies whether you can safely disable the service, and outlines the ramifications of doing so.Join the...

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  • Downloads // Sep 2002

    Database: Track software licensing compliance

    This Microsoft Access database can help your organization keep close tabs on software licensing compliance by offering a fast and easy way to track all licenses.

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  • Downloads // Jun 2005

    Relocating a server room: A case study

    Few tasks can cause the kind of nightmares involved with moving a server room. But such a move can also help you get a better handle on your network and its systems. Download this case study of how one IS department implemented a successful move.

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  • Downloads // Jan 2003

    Wireless access point placement diagram

    The placement of wireless access points requires careful planning so that wireless clients can connect in all the required areas. This Visio diagram of a detailed WAP site plan provides an example of this type of design.

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  • Downloads // Mar 2002

    Network documentation outline

    Network documentation should be an exact science. This detailed outline of the items that need to be included in a successful network documentation effort will help you get organized and become a better network administrator.

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  • Downloads // May 2002

    High impact resume for the experienced IT pro

    The resume of the experienced IT professional needs to emphasize technical accomplishments and successful projects. Here is an example you can download and use as a template for creating your own resume.

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  • Downloads // Sep 2002

    Network outage report template

    This Microsoft Word template will help you report a network or Web site outage, document the steps taken to resolve the issue, and indicate who was notified of the problem.

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  • Downloads // Oct 2002

    Network change request template

    Use this document template as a standard form for requesting and tracking network changes in your organization. With this form, you can keep IT staff informed of needed changes and ensure that a standard procedure is followed when changes are made.

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  • Downloads // Sep 1999

    The definitive mergers and acquisitions checklist

    The period before a merger or acquisition is stressful for the CIO. This checklist, courtesy of TechLabs, can help you gather information about hardware, systems integration, and software to help make the transition as smooth as possible.

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  • Downloads // Jun 2005

    12 useful MySQL configuration variables that will improve performance

    The default MySQL server settings are optimized for most common uses and for most installations these settings will work just fine as is. However, because MySQL is so open, it's fairly easy for you to further fine-tune MySQL's default settings to obtain even greater performance and stability, and to better...

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  • Downloads // Jul 2005

    Step by step: Configure a Windows Server 2003 VPN?Server side

    Set up a Windows Server 2003-based PPTP virtual private network (VPN) with this step-by-step installation and configuration guide. No matter how small or large your network may be it is a safe bet that as the administrator you will be asked to configure a virtual private network (

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  • Downloads // Mar 2005

    Evaluate external data center providers with this 36-point checklist

    Building your own data center may be prohibitively expensive, but leasing space could be a viable alternative?assuming you choose the right facility. Before making your decision, take a careful look at what the data center offers. Is it located in an area that's reasonably safe from seismic disturbances, floods, and...

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  • Downloads // Dec 2005

    Presentation: 10 things you should know about Microsoft Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)

    This PowerPoint presentation outlines 10 things about Microsoft Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) every network administrator and help desk technician should know. In June 2005, Microsoft released Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), the much-anticipated update to its Software Update Services (SUS). As the successor to SUS, WSUS features...

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  • Downloads // Feb 2006

    Introduce best practices for Group Policy configuration with the help of this PowerPoint presentation

    This presentation includes tips and walk-throughs to help Group Policy novices get up to speed on configuration issues. Group Policy can greatly simplify management of your infrastructure, but only if you know how to configure it properly. IT pro Rick Vanover put together a PowerPoint presentation that focuses...

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  • Downloads // Aug 2005

    Seven keys to implementing an ITIL framework

    The IT Infrastructure Library, a group of standards for service, has gained acceptance as a nonproprietary framework for IT projects. Here's a look at how you can integrate ITIL into your organization. Today's business environment demands that IT be more attentive to customer requests by delivering quality solutions and...

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  • Downloads // Dec 2005

    Focus your DR planning by using these five levels of disaster classification

    Nearly everyone involved in disaster recovery planning has some idea of the types of disasters that could strike, but few have concrete ideas on how to apply those concepts to the plan itself. This classification system defines disaster levels and what your response should be for each one. An...

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  • Downloads // Sep 2005

    10 things you should do to effectively implement change management

    Good change management acts like a traffic light that regulates the smooth flow of changes. Set up a well-deployed process to ensure that changes don't adversely affect your system performance. Many people mistakenly view change management as more IT red tape, failing to realize how much disruption can occur...

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  • Downloads // Apr 2005

    20 key features of enterprise backup software

    Choosing the right backup software product requires you to consider a number of factors, from reporting functionality to management features to support for various media, storage devices, and platforms. This list will help you target the features your organization needs in a backup solution.Join the discussion of this download.

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  • Downloads // Nov 2005

    Control Excel data entry with these five powerful tips

    This download provides five powerful tips to help you control Excel data entry and improve accuracy. Using Microsoft Excel, you can store and analyze financial information, statistical data, mathematical formulas and more. Yet without accurate data, your sophisticated spreadsheet calculations are useless. Data accuracy can be particularly problematic if...

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  • Downloads // Apr 2005

    IT Security Policy Checklist

    By David M Davis, CCIE, MCSEAn IT Security Policy should be a place to standardize and document company-wide security practices. This checklist provides a comprehensive list of issues that should be covered and recommends a variety of security policy best practices.Join the discussion for this download to add...

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  • Downloads // Jul 2005

    90+ Keyboard shortcuts to move faster in Adobe Acrobat Professional 7.0 for Windows

    This handy, four-page table lists more than 90 keyboard shortcuts and their corresponding functions for Adobe Acrobat Professional 7. Download and print this time-saving document and post it near your keyboard for at-a-glance help when you need to quickly open PDF documents, navigate pages, toggle between views, activate...

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  • Downloads // Aug 2005

    TechRepublic Real World Guide: Improving Help Desk Service Levels

    The TechRepublic Real World Guide: Improving Help Desk Service Levels collects proven recommendations for developing proper end user-support ratios, establishing policies for communicating with users, improving service levels and more.

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  • Downloads // Apr 2005

    Tutorial: Creating and distributing custom forms with Outlook

    Although they're often overlooked, Outlook's custom form design features make it simple to add functionality and make Outlook a more valuable collaborative tool within your organization. Here's a rundown of how to add controls and fields to create a customized version of any of Outlook's default forms.Join the discussion...

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  • Downloads // Apr 2005

    IT department report card

    Keeping your IT department running smoothly means staying on top of each critical area of the operation--from change management to virus protection to licensing issues. This tool will help you measure the effectiveness of each aspect of your IT organization and enable you to track potential problems and proposed solutions.Join...

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  • Downloads // Sep 2005

    50+ keyboard shortcuts for moving faster in Windows XP

    These 50+ keyboard shortcuts can help you navigate Windows XP faster than ever. The point and click interface has made computers accessible to the masses, but IT pros know it's much faster to use keyboard shortcuts than to point and click. These 50-plus shortcuts will help you navigate Windows...

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  • Downloads // Jul 2005

    17 useful PHP array functions complete with examples

    This document outlines some of the more useful functions in the PHP array toolkit, and features detailed explanations and usage examples. Like arrays in other programming languages, PHP arrays allow you to store multiple values in a single variable and operate on them as a set. With...

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  • Downloads // Jul 2005

    Self-assessment quiz: Are you a strong project manager?

    Answer these 10 questions to see which, if any, of your project management skills need shoring up. Do you abandon your work plan somewhere during the project life cycle--or never even create one in the first place? How about skimping a little on quality so you can deliver on...

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  • Tools & Templates // Nov 2008

    Automated invoice template

    If you're looking for a convenient, no-frills way to generate invoices, this template may be just what you need. It prompts for client information, includes a table for listing charges, and calculates taxes and totals for you.For instructions on how to create your own Word invoice template (and how to...

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  • Downloads // Aug 2004

    How to build a service catalog

    Use this set of templates and explanatory article to build a service catalog to document IT services and assist your customers.

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  • Downloads // Jan 2005

    Project planning template for project managers

    Documenting a project from planning through completion can mean the difference between a successful IT implementation and a failed one. With this project planning template, it's easier than ever for project managers to ensure the accuracy and completeness of their project documentation. From identifying deliverables and milestones to picking team...

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