• November 09, 2022

    Facebook – There’s Two of You

    Larry has a Facebook page. It’s not very active and he doesn’t keep it updated, but likes to check in on friends and family from time-to-time. Our daughter called—she was receiving invitations but knew this was a common scam. Her friends have had this happen to them, as well. Basically, someone sets up a second […]

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  • November 02, 2022

    Network Solutions – In the Dog House

    Network Solutions and ICANN—Will Others Follow? ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, is an organization that catalogs who is registered to which domain. They perform maintenance on the Domain Name System (DNS) root zone registries. When you enter a domain name such as for example, DNS root zone registries route the […]

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  • October 26, 2022

    Working Remotely: Success or Failure?

    So here we are two-plus years after the start of the pandemic. Overnight we had to pivot and figure out how to work from home, how to manage staff working from home, how to keep everyone safe and healthy, all the while wondering how long this would last! So, what did we learn? It takes […]

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  • October 19, 2022

    S100C: Upgrades and Integrations

    Upgrading to the latest version of Sage 100 Contractor – As we have cautioned in the past, do not be in a hurry to install the latest release of Sage 100 Contractor. In early October 2022, Sage came out with a minor upgrade for version 24. At a minimum, check with any third-party integration software […]

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  • October 12, 2022

    Book Review: Get Different

    At the annual Keap (CRM) event, Mike Michalowicz was one of the speakers and shared his latest book with everyone. He’s written several books all geared toward his personal mission to ‘eradicate entrepreneurial poverty.’ After stating his case to be bold with marketing and to be creative, he also shared some formulas: Does it Differentiate? […]

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  • October 05, 2022

    Geek Squad Scam

    Larry is the one that received this email scam. It was to his personal gmail account from another gmail account. The Subject is ‘Your annual Internet security maintenance’ followed by an official-looking account number. Then ‘Hi’ with a poor mail merge showing the email address instead of a name. After thanking him for ‘entrusting the […]

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  • September 29, 2022

    Sage Second Screen

    Back in 2012, more and more clients were using multiple screens – a growing trend. Now it seems like most people have at least two screens; and some of you have even more! Most of our software programs seem to ‘remember’ what screen we opened them up on last time. When I launch Teams, it […]

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  • September 21, 2022

    It Worked Yesterday…

    On a recent call with a client, we were recapping the changes they implemented including the move to the Azure cloud and SharePoint. The goal was to move everything from their on premise network to the modern cloud architecture, and they are well along that path. For their team members, this has been a process […]

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  • September 14, 2022

    Sage Updates

    Azure Hosting, Aatrix Updates For those of you in our Azure hosting environment running Sage 100 Contractor, we have added a daily auto update for the Aatrix reports. Users in this environment do not have sufficient rights to download executables (security!) yet you need these up-to-date. So, we’ve written a routine that updates these at […]

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  • September 08, 2022

    Basic Auth – End of Life

    For those of you using Sage 100 Contractor, version 24 has some very interesting features and changes (see our July and August newsletters for more details). If you use Direct Deposit and ACH, before you upgrade to version 24, you’ll need to make a few changes. Some background: Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is critical to secure […]

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