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On the left is a listing of categories containing mostly computer and IT related overviews and lists. These are cheat sheets, for people who work on a daily basis with Windows or the Internet — and who doesn't.

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Windows has been with us for over two decades, and even if you have a lot of experience with the different versions, have a look at the guide about Windows Short-Cuts - and soon you will be equipped to get the most out of Microsoft's latest release.

And if you face problems using your software or hardware and reading the manual was not helpful, because it was cluttered with gobbledygook and the experts tried their best to make it completely nonsensical to outsiders by using technical jargon — have a look into the section for abbreviations & acronyms. Maybe it helps.

Google Search

The Internet is not quite as old as Windows, but is even more rapidly changing. A big help are the various Internet search engines. Most users just type one or several terms, or try to rely on the auto complete function. However, there are some easy to learn and quite rewarding hacks, which provide much more accurate search results in basically no time.

SAP Applications

The German software company SAP (= Systems, Applications, and Products) produces powerful software (see the list of SAP Modules), mainly designed to control, organize and administer huge companies. Its ever increasing capability goes hand in hand with an even further tangled internal structure. An overview of the most important SAP Tables (sorted by category), as well as a list of the necessary SAP Transaction Codes to maintain them, is provided.

The implementation of SAP is usually a big project and not without risk. The SAP software, although being standard software which offers ready to use business processes, is very adaptable and it takes consultants a long time to figure out what the client really wants & needs (and these are two different topics!) and then also to figure out how to adapt the software itself. So IT projects frequently run out of budget, scope and time or all of them. There is however, a very intriguing and advanced list of lessons learned from decades of project management — which not too many project team members from the IT departments seems to have read.


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With these Tips & Tricks users can increase their productivity and make their overall IT experience a lot more enjoyable (see also Computer & IT Jokes) especially if they are a novice to the field.