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Volume 7, Issue 35

August 19, 2004
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Home & Entertainment
See how useful a kitchen PC can be   
You be the quarterback. Put yourself right in the middle of the gridiron action with EA's Madden NFL 2005 -- now on Xbox Live.
Technical Resources
Browse the best sample scripts from TechNet   
Our new Script Repository offers downloadable scripts for a wide range of IT tasks, everything from computer management to task scheduling.
Business Agility
Download free templates for tracking employee absences   
This Excel template helps you easily schedule and keep track of employee absences. It even automatically displays a preformatted summary report.

Expert Zone columnist Tony Northrup helps you sort through the shareware, freeware, and trial software to find the very best free downloads.
She'll help you accessorize Office at the Office Marketplace, which offers such timesaving services as Internet faxing and printable postage.
Get your great ideas in front of Microsoft developers for the next version of Windows Server.
This easy-to-learn development tool helps you begin building dynamic Web applications with ASP.NET 2.0.
Learn about software and services that help organizations automate processes, make more profitable decisions, and accelerate growth.
Visit the MSN Tech & Gadgets site for product reviews, opinion columns, breaking news, and more.
Recent News
Get ready for Windows XP SP2: Turn on Automatic Updates
MSN Movies to offer DVD rental, movie downloads, and online ticket buying
Events & Webcasts
Office webcast: Tips and tricks for Success with Project, August 24
MSDN webcast: Writing secure code, August 24
Webcast: ISA Server 2004 technical overview, August 25
2004 PASS Community Summit for SQL Server Users, Orlando, September 28–October 1
MSDN Event series: Free developer training, through August and September
Popular Downloads
DirectX 9.0c
Most popular game downloads
Office updates
Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools
Popular Searches
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