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  • Downloads // Apr 2002

    Download this Web-design client questionnaire form

    Find out what your Web-design clients want with this downloadable questionnaire that outlines technical and graphical expectations. If you would like to add a category, let us know and we'll include it in the next version of this download.

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • Downloads // Sep 2006

    Software-as-a-Service; A Comprehensive Look at the Total Cost of Ownership of Software Applications

    Gartner estimates that the annual cost to own and manage traditional "on-premise" software applications can be up to four times the initial purchase price. This is due to a company's need to acquire and maintain the resources needed to support a large scale in-house software deployment; including: hardware, software upgrades...

    Provided By Business Objects

  • Downloads // Apr 2012

    Diskeeper 12 Server Edition - FREE 30-day trialware

    SAN-attached servers require specific best-practice file optimization to allow the SAN to achieve its best performance. This pre-configured variation of Diskeeper Server edition is separately available and comes set and ready to optimize server data performance in a SAN environment without actually touching the SAN layer.

    Provided By Condusiv Technologies

  • Downloads // Oct 2010

    Client Virtualization: Next Generation Technologies

    Next-generation technologies enable IT to increase productivity, reduce complexity, cut costs and improve management of devices. It's time to take a serious look.

    Provided By CDW

  • Downloads // May 2009

    Top alternatives to Microsoft Outlook

    If you're using a Microsoft Windows operating system, there's a good chance that you use Outlook as your e-mail client. But is that really the best choice? This review, based on an article from ZDNet Australia, offers a practical comparison of 11 possible alternative clients that might be a...

    Provided By ZDNet

  • Downloads // Jun 2009

    Designing database applications for optimal performance

    In his book review of Prentice Hall's The Data Access Handbook, TechRepublic blogger Justin James notes that chapter two provided him with more information about database connectivity than he learned during his years of working in the field. Download the chapter to get performance tips for using connection...

    Provided By Prentice Hall PTR

  • Downloads // May 2012

    Stop Wasting Time and Money on Bad Data

    Use Contact Zone to scrub, clean, dedupe and update your contacts with verified addresses, phone numbers email addresses, and more. The resulting clean data leads to improved campaign response and greater ROI for your sales and marketing campaigns. No programming required. Download a free trial now!

    Provided By Melissa Data Corp

  • Downloads // Nov 2008

    Getting started with ADO.NET's Entity Framework

    The ADO.NET Entity Framework is a new way to build the data access layer of your Windows or web applications. It's an Object Relational Mapping (ORM) technology that makes it easy to tie together the data in your database with the objects in your applications, by abstracting the object model...

    Provided By Packt Publishing

  • Downloads // May 2009

    Authenticating and authorizing the open source CMS MODx

    In his book review of Packt Publishing's MODx Web Development, TechRepublic blogger Justin James notes that snippets are an aspect of MODx the author covered that was new to him. This sample book chapter about authentication and authorization covers snippets and more, including how to create Web users, how...

    Provided By Packt Publishing

  • Downloads // Aug 2014

    Easy-to-Use and Affordable Remote IT Administration and Support Software

    DameWare® Remote Support (DRS) simplifies IT service management & support process by allowing IT admins to remotely connect to and troubleshoot end-user computers located both inside & outside the corporate firewall. Includes a built-in remote control tool for remote access to Windows®, Linux® & Mac OS® X computers Lets...

    Provided By SolarWinds

  • Downloads // Jul 2010

    Orion IP Address Manager - Automated IP Address Management

    SolarWinds Orion IP Address Manager (IPAM) provides detailed visibility into virtual & physical IP address space usage with advanced network scanning capabilities so you can minimize IP conflicts & ensure network availability. Say goodbye to pesky Excel spreadsheets and manage your IP address space automatically with Orion IP Address Manager....

    Provided By SolarWinds

  • Downloads // Oct 2008

    Create a custom Word table style for instant formatting

    Word 2003 offers a gallery of Table AutoFormat styles -- but they may not always suit your needs. See how to build your own style to quickly make tables look exactly the way you want.This download is also available as an entry in our Microsoft Office blog.

    Provided By Jody Gilbert

  • Downloads // Apr 2009

    Two easy ways to create Outlook search folders

    You can define and save search criteria to organize messages in a way that makes sense to you. You don't even have to physically rearrange your e-mail; just consolidate what you need in a virtual folder for quick access.This download is also available as an entry in our Microsoft...

    Provided By Jody Gilbert

  • Downloads // Oct 2009

    The 10 most useful Windows 7 keyboard shortcuts

    Along with Windows 7's new features comes a set of new keyboard shortcuts. This little cheat sheet will help you work more efficiently with the new OS.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jody Gilbert

  • Downloads // Dec 2009

    10 things I can never remember how to do in Excel

    If your Excel skills are perennially rusty, this cheat sheet will help you knock out basic tasks without forcing you to scramble back up the learning curve. This download is also an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jody Gilbert

  • Downloads // Apr 2010

    The 10 most useful Excel keyboard shortcuts

    Why complicate your spreadsheet life with a bunch of tricks you'll never use? These 10 shortcuts will expedite the Excel tasks you perform every day.This download is also available as an entry in our Microsoft Office blog.

    Provided By Jody Gilbert

  • Downloads // May 2010

    10 things I can never find in Word 2007

    If you're not a big fan of the Word 2007 interface, you've come to the right place. Jody Gilbert ferrets out some of the features that used to be at your fingertips.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jody Gilbert

  • Downloads // Oct 2007

    How do I... Use C# to upload and download files from an FTP server?

    Many third party components exist that enable developers to implement upload and download capabilities in their applications. With C# and the .NET Framework Microsoft has given developers this capability without the need to use third party components. Zach Smith demonstrates how to upload and download files from a FTP server...

    Provided By Zach Smith

  • Downloads // Jan 2008

    How do I... Use threading to increase performance in C#? (Part 1)

    Threading is commonly used by developers to increase the performance of applications. However, if used incorrectly threading can have the exact opposite effect. Bad threading logic can actually slow down an application, or worse, cause an application to have inconsistent exceptions. There really isn't much to be worried about though...

    Provided By Zach Smith

  • Downloads // Mar 2008

    How do I... Determine the distance between ZIP codes using C#?

    Calculating the distance between ZIP codes has become a common feature in search engines. For instance, if you're searching for restaurants, a Web site will often allow you to enter a ZIP code and display all restaurants within x miles of that ZIP code. Zach Smith shows you how to...

    Provided By Zach Smith

  • Downloads // Apr 2008

    How do I... Publish a custom application performance counter in C#?

    One important aspect of enterprise level application development is the need to monitor processes and determine if those processes are working as intended. This can be solved many different ways -- from logging transactions to a database to sending e-mail alerts. One often overlooked solution to this problem is to...

    Provided By Zach Smith

  • Downloads // Apr 2008

    How do I... Implement the Soundex function in C#?

    For years Microsoft SQL Server has provided developers with a method called Soundex that is used to retrieve an encoded string. Words that sound alike have similar encodings, so you can use this functionality to provide some flexibility in searches. Zach Smith shows you how to implement Soundex completely in...

    Provided By Zach Smith

  • Downloads // Feb 2010

    Understand schema-based XML filtering

    Edmond Woychowsky shares code that creates XSL using an XML schema. He says that using the code as a starting point when dealing with BizTalk may help you keep your sanity.This download is also available as an entry in our Programming and Development blog.

    Provided By Edmond Woychowsky

  • Downloads // Aug 2011

    The 10 worst ways to communicate with end users

    To be a successful support tech, you have to be a skilled communicator. See if you recognize any of these common communication missteps.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Becky Roberts

  • Downloads // Jun 2008

    10 things you should do to ensure basic Web site security

    Using a security procedures checklist is your first step toward securing a resource -- a means of aiding your memory before you apply your critical thinking skills and imagination to the task of improving security for each item. Chad Perrin shares his list of far-too-common security failures on Web sites...

    Provided By Chad Perrin

  • Downloads // Dec 2008

    10 essential e-mail security measures

    E-mail security is about a lot more than just using a good password on your POP or IMAP server. Perhaps the most important part of e-mail security is ensuring you don't shoot yourself in the foot. These best practices will help you avoid any mistakes. This download is also available...

    Provided By Chad Perrin

  • Downloads // May 2013

    ClearSight Analyzer - Download the Free Software Trial

    The ClearSight Analyzer on TruView provides an intuitive, easy-to-use interface for unparalleled application analysis. ClearSight shows the health of applications on your network and drills down to more detailed information. You don’t have to be an expert packet decoder to solve application problems.

    Provided By Fluke Networks

  • Downloads // Oct 2012

    Server Backups and Configuration Management at Light Speed

    Don't allow simple tasks to delay your business processes and cost you money. Find out how to backup, transfer and secure your files with no effort at all. The need to automate new configurations and configuration backups has never been more important. As organizations expand internationally and more and...

    Provided By SolarWinds

  • Downloads // Apr 2013

    Ditch your spreadsheets & download a FREE IP Address Management Tool!

    Free IP Address Tracker from SolarWinds lets you track an unlimited number of IP addresses giving you a unified view of your entire IP address space. Now you can see which IP addresses are in use and which aren’t. Stop wasting precious time wading through cumbersome spreadsheets. Download free...

    Provided By SolarWinds

  • Downloads // May 2013

    Enhance IT Security with SolarWinds® Log & Event Manager

    What will you do when the security systems implemented to secure your IT environment are not secure anymore? Do you know what’s lurking in your network to exploit vulnerabilities and compromise IT security? SolarWinds Log & Event Manager (LEM) provides real-time insight and awareness into all your security, operational...

    Provided By SolarWinds

  • Downloads // Jan 2010

    Explore how Drupal works

    In his review of Sams Teach Yourself Drupal in 24 Hours, TechRepublic blogger Justin James writes that, overall, the book is very well written. This sample chapter provides an overview of the various Drupals (the project, the Web sites, and the association). You'll also learn how to find your...

    Provided By Sams Publishing

  • Downloads // Oct 2008

    BPM Done Right: Best Practices To Help You Succeed Where Others Have Failed

    The adoption of Business Process Management (BPM) technology is increasing dramatically, but unfortunately so are the stories of missed expectations, wasted investment and failure. It doesn't have to be that way. Mike Lees, Software AG's Senior Director of Product Marketing for BPM, explains how you can profit from experience and...

    Provided By Software AG

  • Downloads // Jan 2010

    A guide to common Microsoft software versions

    In this Excel table, Scott Lowe lists dozens of versions of Windows, Exchange, and SQL Server and outlines the release date, version, and build number for each release. This download is also available as an entry in our Servers and Storage blog.

    Provided By Scott Lowe

  • Downloads // Dec 2010

    An updated guide to Microsoft software versions

    In this Excel table, Scott Lowe lists numerous versions of Windows, SQL Server, Exchange, System Center Configuration Manager, System Center Data Protection Manager, and System Center Operations Manager. He also outlines the release date, version, and build number for most of the entries. For more details about the table,

    Provided By Scott Lowe

  • Downloads // Aug 2010

    10 things to look for in an ISP

    Choosing the wrong ISP can spell doom for many businesses today. Making the right choice involves careful analysis of many factors, from uptime to capacity to equipment to field response. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Erik Eckel

  • Downloads // Dec 2008

    10 things to look for in a domain registrar

    When you start looking for a domain registrar, you may discover some surprising differences in what they offer -- or neglect to offer. IT consultant Erik Eckel learned the hard way that it pays to shop around. Here's his list of the tools, services, and features that will make your...

    Provided By Erik Eckel

  • Downloads // Sep 2009

    10 things you can do to keep Outlook running smoothly

    A little housekeeping, some configuration tweaks, and a few best practices will prevent problems and keep Outlook humming.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Erik Eckel

  • Downloads // Nov 2009

    10 things you can do to keep Exchange running smoothly

    Microsoft Exchange is a complex and powerful platform - and a highly critical system for many organizations. These tips will help you stay ahead of problems and optimize performance. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Erik Eckel

  • Downloads // Sep 2012

    LogMeIn: Instant, Anywhere Remote Support

    LogMeIn Rescue lets IT do more. With Rescue, you can quickly access, diagnose and solve IT problems anywhere, worldwide. The result: Improved productivity, higher customer satisfaction and more time for the important stuff. Stop letting legacy remote support tools get in your way of delivering great IT support to...

    Provided By LogMeIn

  • Downloads // Sep 2012

    LogMeIn: Smartphone and PC remote support that the pros use.

    LogMeIn Rescue provides instant access to PCs and mobile devices from anywhere in the world. LogMeIn Rescue enables IT to do more: quickly access, diagnose and solve IT problems anywhere. Remote reboot, easy-to-use screens, comprehensive reporting, multiple user sessions, and in-app Chat. Improve productivity, customer satisfaction and resolve issues...

    Provided By LogMeIn