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Monthly Archives: January 2016

This process can come in handy if you use offline folders. The problem I ran into was that the previous host was removed without all the clients being able to sync. Thus, I was left with orphaned Offline Files that were pointing to the old host. The best way to retrieve these files is to take the following steps.

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Here at Beringer, we’re connected to the newest developments with Microsoft and Microsoft Dynamics CRM. With the release of CRM 2016, it’s important that you have support from a Microsoft Gold CRM Partner so your system remains current and in touch with all of the latest technologies.

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Hello readers, today I would like to share more with you about Windows 10!  Along with the security changes made to the operating system, Microsoft overhauled the user experience.  These alterations included features loved by Windows 7 users as well as the more well received changes with Windows 8.1.  So, without further adieu: let’s talk Windows 10!

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I got one of these (Pro 1) about 2 years ago and got the Pro 3 just 3 months ago. We are an IT provider so it is important to put on a good show and walk into a meeting flashing a snazzy new tablet around and wowing the crowd. (I suppose…) I liked my Dell laptop and was a bit resistant to this but after about 2 days – this thing rocked! It weighs less, connects to everything, runs all the full-version Windows apps, battery life is easily managed as it has a solid state drive and goes to sleep/wakes like a champ. I can dictate, type, handwrite, snap a pic, mouse, touch, swipe, gesture… The list goes on. Using this with Office 365 and OneDrive is a cinch and now that everything is synced to everywhere and Office Web Apps are free, I have access to everything, everywhere, all the time.

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It’s 2016, what are your business related New Year’s resolutions? One should be to examine your Quote-to-Order process. What is your in-between process? Do you have a solid Quote follow up process? This week I conducted a webinar on the topic of improving your quote-to-order process, this webinar examines several important topics:

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Beginning January 12, 2016, only the most current version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating system will receive technical support and security updates. See the Lifecycle FAQ here for more details.

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A customer noted that on appointment, email, letter, and fax activity forms, the “convert to” menu link for Opportunity and Case did nothing. On other types, these menu items worked as expected. We worked through checking the following browser settings – popup blocker, compatibility view, and trusted sites – all were correct.

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As part of the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 release, Hierarchy Visualizations was introduced as a new functionality that allowed us to look at records and their relationships in a new way.  Hierarchy Visualizations presented the relationship in an easy to understand graphical format.  For example, below we see the relationship between Accounts.

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The iPhone 6 and 6S are among a growing number of smartphones ideal for global travelers since they can be used almost anywhere in the world. The iPhone 6 supports the necessary radio frequencies that local carriers offer their 4G LTE wireless service. The days of complicated “world” phones are over. Almost all carriers now support the global frequencies one way or the other.

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Can I get CRM to run faster? I typically hear this from clients who run older versions of CRM using Internet Explorer. There are many factors that can play into this lag time, but the most likely culprit is the web browser. I know that Internet Explorer has a bad rap for running slow, but it is not necessarily to blame. It’s a web browser based on extensibility, which allows a user to plug in as many (emphasis on the word MANY) add-ons as they like. This not only slows down the CRM experience, but web browsing overall.

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