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How to track your time spent on projects online and generate invoices

Track your time spent on projects onlineA lot of you are into consulting or freelancing business, doing small projects for various clients. It becomes increasingly important to track your time spent on the projects you are dealing with so you can bill accordingly. In this article we will introduce you to a free online application that will let you do everything automatically online, from tracking the amount of time you spend on your projects to generating invoices for them. You can do all this online and without being on the website all the time, hence you will have access to your work history while you are on the road, traveling to another clients office etc. There are of course third party and paid tools to accomplish the same but  this is a perfect too for a SOHO business or private consultants and freelancers and there is no installation of any software required on your machine.

How to add a new library in Windows 7

How to add a new library in Windows 7Windows Seven comes with a great new feature called libraries. Libraries provide you a grouping, you can use this feature to collect and organize files that are located in different physical locations on your hard drive or the network. An example would be the pictures library, which can combine many different folders on your machine or network that has pictures and present it to you as a single library which you can share with others. By default, Windows only include four libraries called Documents, Music, Pictures and Videos. In this article we will show you how you can add another library to your existing set of libraries. In our example we will just use a local folder on the C: drive for this new library but you can just as easily add a network folder as long as the network folder is indexed.

How to disable EFS using Local Group Policy in Windows Seven

How to disable EFS using local group policy in Windows SevenEFS or Encrypted File System is used to encrypt (cipher) files on a hard drive or any other media. Windows Seven like its predecessors gives users the ability to encrypt files and folders. While on portable devices EFS can be very effective for your data getting in the wrong hands if your device gets stolen, it can also be very devastating and painful if used in appropriately. If you change your password incorrectly by resetting it or by not having a recovery agent set up, there is basically no way of getting the data back from an encrypted file or folder. If you don't think your device is going to be stolen (like desktop workstations) its best for system administrators or IT support personnel to disable EFS. In this article we will show you how to disable EFS on machines using local group policy and state some advantages of disabling it using the local group policy.

How to set Affinity in Task Manager

How to set Affinity in Task Manager for a processIf you are a Windows user, you must be familiar with our friend the Task Manager, it has long been around since Windows NT days. Task Manager can be called to help or diagnose an unresponsive machine or simply to gather information. Primarily, most users go to the task manager to check the performance of their machine or to kill an ailing process or kill an offending application that's taken over your machine's resources. In this article we will show you how you can use the "Set Affinity" function of the task manager to prevent problems with resources in future. If you find that you have to run a piece of software or process that can be a resource hog (such as ripping DVDs or rendering video and graphics etc), which will make your whole operating system slow, you can use.

How to configure and use Windows 2008 Server Backup utility

How to configure and use Windows 2008 Server Backup utilityIn this article we will show you how you can install and use Windows Server 2008 backup utility. The backup utility feature is no longer standard and does not come installed with a default installation of Windows Server 2008. The new Windows Server 2008 backup utility has lots of new and advanced feature. The best feature I like is the fact that you do not need to restore from multiple backup if the backup you created was incremental. You are now able to restore just individual files instead of whole folders. You can also remotely manage your backups using a MMC. System restore feature for restoring your operating system is much simpler and advanced. The backup technology used in Windows Server 2008 Backup utility is much faster and nicer!