2+ hours of down time thanks to Brighthouse, yuck! But hey, no IP reset so everything came back up!
Both of my websites, mpolino.com and DynamicAccounting.net are down. I took the server down to attach a UPS and in the process my cable modem reset. Now it won’t come back up. Brighthouse says they have a problem and are working on.
If I could get naked DSL I’d consider switching but Sprint isn’t much better than Brighthouse. Additionally the IP’s will probably reset so I expect to be down for a day or two while they work their way through the internet.
I can post thanks to a Verizon air card.
Microsoft has the MBS newsgroup website backup finally.
I’m much more concerned with day to day Great Plains issues than with what’s going on with resellers, but for those of you in Charlotte, IBIS of Atlanta is buying the MBS business of InfoSys. Here’s the story.
If you click on the FORUM link at DynamicAccounting.net, MS redirects you to a can’t find the page site. Web access to all of the MBS Newsgroups via Microsoft seems to be down.
Update: Saturday, Access is still down. I have no idea what’s going on.
I’m swamped this week so I’m falling back on an oldie but a goodie. A surprising number of long time users still don’t use this so I’ll cover here. What is it? Show required fields on a form in RED.
In Great Plains select Tools>Setup>User Preferences or in some versions, Setup>User Preferences, or pick the User Preferences Icon from the shortcut bar.
Select Display. On the right under Required Fields, set Font Color to Red and Font Style to Bold. Click OK and you’re done.
Required fields throughout the system now show as Bold Red.
MS Office 2003 Service Pack 2 is now available. You can get it here. Why should you care? If you are an Office 2003 user with GP, there is a host of Excel and Sharepoint fixes which may make your life easier. Not to mention new anti-phishing features in Outlook. You can also get it at MS Office Update.
No word on the GP side if there any issues with Office SP2. I’ll be installing it today and I’ll let you know if I see any.
Microsoft Monitor has more on the upcoming Windows Workflow Foundation that will eventually find it’s way into GP.
As I work to build DynamicAccounting.net, I was unhappy with the News section of the website. MBS tends to have news cycles around their meetings (Convergence, Partner Meetings, etc.). This has the effect of making the News section look stale after a while. So I’ve decided to add the blog info to the main page of the website under the News/Opinion banner. This will let me keep the front page fresh and be able to add MBS info all in one place.
Instead of shipping excess power workers to New Orleans, Progress Energy sent them to my house to swap out my meter. In the process, the webserver didn’t come back up correctly. I don’t know what’s wrong yet and won’t be able to fix it until tonight. That’s one reason why the website and the blog are hosted separately.