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By Bill Detwiler Editor ·
TechRepublic has many useful documents, templates, and applications available to download, and we would like to know what you think about them. Which downloads do you find especially helpful? Do you have suggestions for improving a particular download? What download types would you like to see more or less of?

If you haven't visited TechRepublic's Downloads area lately, check it out by pasting the following URL into a browser or by clicking the Downloads link from the Resources list on the left of this page. (Please remove any superfluous spaces when you copy and paste this link.)

Thank you,

Bill Detwiler
Tools Section Editor
CNET Networks

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Remove < br> from above link

by Bill Detwiler Editor In reply to Downloads Feedback Forum

When copying and pasting the Downloads area link provided in the above post, please remove the < br> that appears at the end.

Sorry for any confusion.

Bill Detwiler
Tools Section Editor
CNET Networks

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Salry article

by decoder101 In reply to Downloads Feedback Forum

If you have to purchase the data....Don't bother

with the article.

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Don't Bother

by toma In reply to Salry article

I agree, since nothing is available unless you purchase it should not be offered. Very misleading article.

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Article title and URL

by Bill Detwiler Editor In reply to Salry article


Thank you for your feedback. Would you let me know the title and URL of the article/downloads you are referring to.


Bill Detwiler
Tools Section Editor
CNET Networks/TechRepublic

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Submission for Outlook Archive

by arjee63 In reply to Downloads Feedback Forum

I'd like to submit my own tech bulletin for our company's archive policy and procedure. How do I send that to you?

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Downloads need a preview

by doulos8 In reply to Downloads Feedback Forum

Many of the downloads sound interesting from their description, but there is no detail about what they actually contain. Several that I have downloaded have turned out to be different than expected and not at all useful. I'd like to suggest that you provide more information about the actual content of the the downloads - samples, examples, a preview of some kind - so it is easier to decide whether to do the download or not. There is a certain amount of overhead to downloading a file, opening it, and then deciding that deleting is the preferred course of action.

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Download title quite descriptive content

by starhura In reply to Downloads need a preview

In my opinion, the title of the download is quite descriptive of what I'm looking for 100% of the time. Adding more summary will be very time consuming. Perhaps you should give an example of a download that was not what you expected and a summary you would recommend.

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Get FREE tools from TechRepublic and ZDNet

by winslow98 In reply to Downloads Feedback Forum

This offer is bogus! The newsletter claims that you can "download the free, full versions of these powerful tools today", yet the file that you can download says "This Vendor Reference Questionnaire (sample version) contains just a small percentage of the information and functionality available in the full version."

Looks like "bait and switch" to me.

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by bobdebop In reply to Get FREE tools from TechR ...

It usually is on just about ANU offer like that. It's Buyer Beware. And just like there are no free lunches......Do you really think someone is going to "Give " you something when they can make as little as a dime on it?

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"Bait and Switch or could it be"

by DRVTACH In reply to Get FREE tools from TechR ...

I see it as One or Two things.
1: These downloads are not reviewed of checked before being posted on Techrepublic, if so Techrepublic could find themselves in the DOG House.
2: On a site like this, I would use Phishing, also referred to as brand spoofing or carding, is a variation on ?fishing,? the idea being that bait is thrown out with the hopes that while most will ignore the bait, some will be tempted into biting, In This case looking for and Paying for the SO-CALLED FREE FULL PROGRAMS!
I sold cars many years ago and you had better bet that Is what we all had to do to make a living.
Good Call Bill MacGregor

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