They may seem like no-brainers to you, but some of your IT tricks and workarounds look magical to your peers. We've collected our favorite IT cheat sheets on topics ranging from AS/400 to HTML and Outlook so everyone can look like a whiz. For many more cheat sheets,

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The AS/400 -- formally renamed the "IBM iSeries," but still commonly known as AS/400 - is a midrange server designed for SMBs and departments in large enterprises and now redesigned so that it will work well in distributed networks with Web applications. There are a number of resources available to help you save time.


If your database goes down, your business is down. Check out these quick commands to get your database up and running in a snap.

  HTML and Web page 

Coding HTML can be time consuming and daunting. Mistakes are easy to make and hard to find. These cheat sheets offer a number of shortcuts to help you code quickly and successfully.

  Keyboard shortcuts 

If Ctrl+Alt+Delete is the only keyboard shortcut you know, then you definitely need to check out these keyboard cheat sheets.

  Microsoft Outlook 

Managing your email takes enough time from your day. Use these following resources to learn how to handle your email quickly and efficiently.

  Microsoft Word and Excel 

Whether it's copying and pasting or creating charts, these resources offer shortcuts and commands for two of the major Microsoft Office applications -- Word and Excel.

  Operating systems 

Windows (Vista, XP, 2000, 98, NT, ME), Unix, Linux and Mac OS are just a few of the operating systems SMBs may use. Use these resources to learn ways to save time with your operating system.

  Programming and scripting languages 

Haven't programmed since the days of FORTRAN? Don't worry, use these resources to get you up to date?

  Search engines 

Search engines have become the go to place for looking for information. Don't waste time sorting through results you don't need or want. Use these commands and search techniques to find what you're looking for as quick as you can.

This was first published in September 2007

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