We are now taking orders for FileMaker Pro 9.0. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org by April 1, 2008. Tell us what county you are in and how many licenses you will need.
Depending on the total number of orders, the cost will be either $145.00 (if 50 orders are placed) or $132.00 (if 100 or more orders are placed).
Why should I upgrade?
Do I need to buy a license for everyone using FileMaker in my office?
Who do I contact to place an order?
When do I need to have orders in by?
Some of you may have probably encountered the following problem when transitioning from Outlook 2003 to 2007: when you enter names on an address line, Outlook is very, very, very slow.
Our solution to this problem has been to delete the .nk2 file, which is where Outlook stores your 'nicknames' or addresses that you have used in the past. This allows Outlook to operate normally but eliminates that list of email addresses and only temporarily solves the problem until the .nk2 file gets large again.
Last week, we found a new solution to the problem, namely making a change in VirusScan.
Because we roll VirusScan out through the EPO (which means it is installed and updated automatically on all machines in the domain). You should see this problem disappear or, never see it if you upgrade from 2003 to 2007 at a later date. If you're still experiencing slow Outlook response times, contact the hotline (515-294-1725) to troubleshoot.
Beginning April 15th, we will no longer be loading XP on new machines.
What you need to do
Things to keep in mind as you make plans for your office:
Exceptions and/or Issues
Currently, you are using version 2.5 of Blue Ribbon. This version does not work under Windows Vista. When a new version is released and tested and available to your office, it will work in Vista.
What you can do:
Quicken 98 will not run in Windows Vista. Quicken 98 is no longer supported by the company (Intuit)
What you can do:
Version 9 of Filemaker is fully compatible with Windows Vista. Version 8.5 will also run on Vista. We will be announcing a group purchase for Filemaker version 9 before April 15th. In this case, you will need to upgrade anyone in your office who is using a version of Filemaker earlier than version 7.0 (and anyone whose machine will be ugraded to Vista)
Some other issue/program that means you may need to consider a new Windows XP machine
Contact EIT (email@example.com) to discuss this specific requirement.
Remember, you can continue to run Windows XP on any machine you are currently using. The April 15th change is for newly purchased machines.
Why you should have Windows Vista on all your machines that meet the hardware requirements:
This is the first announcement about the changeover to Vista only on new machines, but in the weeks between now and April 15th, I'll be posting several announcements to remind people of the upcoming changes and discuss options.
Have you ever looked at the bottom of your Outlook screen and seen the words 'Offline' or 'Work Offline'?
Or, maybe you've noticed 'Work Offiline' checked under the File menu?
You think--I didn't do anything, how did that happen? Why did it happen? What does it mean?
When Outlook is set to Work Offline, email you write will not send automatically and you won't receive any new email--even when you're connected to the network--unless you select Send/Receive in the Tools menu. Once set to 'Work Offline,' Outlook assumes that there is no network connection and, therefore, no automatic checking or sending of email. When you're actually in a location with no network connection, the Work Offline setting can be convenient because you can reply to emails but not send them until the next time you're on a network. 'Work Offline' ensures that you don't get error messsages or computer slowdowns from trying to send messages that can't be sent.
So why does it seem that sometimes your Outlook application gets set to 'Work Offline' with no intervention from you?
When you have a weak, intermittent or non-existent network conenction, Outlook will sometimes automatically switch over to 'Work Offline' and then not switch back when your network connection comes back up. So if you've had a network outage in your office, it can pay to check this when the network is back up.
How do I fix this?
Click on the File menu, then click on 'Work Offline.' This is a toggle so if it's checked, it will be unchecked when you click on it and vice versa.