Monthly Archives: December 2006

Thanks Amazon for the second copy of QuickBooks 2007, but really, I can’t.

Ordered QuickBooks 2007 Premier Professional (Vista compatible) from Amazon and to my surprise they sent me two copies.  Looks like Intuit is still using those same white boxes they have shipped QB in the past with, but now the retail boxes are smaller and there are quantity two in each of the white boxes.  While I would have loved to keep the second copy and Amazon wouldn’t have been the wiser, I called them and got a return label just the same.  Couldn’t see ripping them off even if it was their mistake.  After all, it is Christmas and they are based out here in Seattle.  :-)


When updating to Vista, here’s a time saving tip.

Okay, hopefully you will learn from my mistake.  Thought I would install Windows Vista Ultimate on my HP TC4400 again now that I have RTM bits.  My RC1 upgrade was less than desirable back in September but I have been hearing of great results of running the Windows Easy Transfer Wizard from and then doing a clean build of Vista so I thought why not?  Besides I am presenting on this in Vancouver at the VanSBS User Group so I figured I better get up to speed on it!  ;-)

Well please learn from my mistake.  I’m not going to cancel the wizard now because it has been hummin’ along here for a few hours now as I have been working on other things at the office, but I noticed that the wizard is ”saving” my “My Documents” folder to the share on the server I have selected for the transfer.  Not a bad thing except that the My Documents folder is already redirected to my company’s SBS Server so I am in essence copying over files that I already have on the server to begin with and wasting time on the Windows Easy Transfer wizard to boot.  So if you are doing a Vista install and you have My Documents redirect enabled you may as well use it and save the bandwidth and time in moving those files unnecessarily.

I’ll be adding more to my Vista with SBS experiences as I progress.  May keep some of it quite until after the Vancouver, BC presentation so I have material for the presentation.  :-)



Here’s an update after watching it all night.  You really do not want to include those offline folders in your WET settings!  You are unable to edit on the other side when loading back into Vista and even worse, the Windows Easy Transfer will attempt to load those files back in over the network to the share location.  I’ve been sitting here watching it attempt to load an archive PST back into a directory in my user share on the SBS box for the last few hours and finally realized what was staring me in the face the whole time.  Now I’ve cancelled it and am waiting to see how long it takes for it to exit.  Fortunately I have a Storage Craft ShadowProtect backup image on another drive that I’ll be able to load and pull what I need off of back over to the Tablet (mainly my music and items that were on the desktop).  The rest of my files were in those offline folders and SharePoint which I synch with Colligo Networks’ product.  So as I was saying earlier, exclude your offline folders from your Windows Easy Transfer Wizard!


Mike Iem will be doing a MS Partner Webcast next week for Microsoft Office Accounting 2007

Taking a psuedo advertising break here. 

Mike Iem, a member of our local Puget Sound Small Businss Server User Group and the liason working with SBS Partner/User Groups throughout the United States asked if I would pass this along.  Mike does some great Webcasts so should be worth your time if you are a Microsoft Partner.  Thanks Mike for the heads up! – Steve

Greeting partner group leaders,

I will be doing  2 Live meetings for the Office Accounting team next week (Monday morning at 8am PST and Wednesday afternoon at 3pm PST).

I will be joined by Jason Harrison of Harrison Technology Consulting and Microsoft to give you an update on how to make money with this new product.

Please feel free to forward this to your members.

This is a special webcast for Microsoft Partners defining partner opportunities with Microsoft Office Accounting 2007. This feature-packed, easy-to-use business management application represents an immediate opportunity for partners to sell high-value deployment and customization services to millions of small businesses in the United States.

Take advantage of Office Accounting 2007 as a new and profitable revenue stream for your business. Your small business customers can benefit from groundbreaking new features and unmatched ease of use. You can provide valuable customization, deployment, integration, training, and maintenance services that can improve your bottom line.

Join Mike Iem for a deep dive on how Microsoft Office Accounting 2007 offers partners the opportunity to build long-lasting, deep, and profitable relationships with clients. Learn how partners can now broaden the conversation with their clients from simple networking and IT infrastructure deployments to strategic business issues like productivity, profitability, and responsiveness to customers.





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8:00 AM

60 min

Small Business Webcast: Growing Small Business Opportunities with Microsoft Office Accounting 2007

Mike Iem


3:00 PM

60 min

Small Business Webcast: Growing Small Business Opportunities with Microsoft Office Accounting 2007

Mike Iem




Michael Iem