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Microsoft Surface - Screen Dimming?

We have been dealing with this issue with several of our customers: the screen on the surface appears to 'flicker' or go from bright to dim. This article is a great step by step tutorial to keep this from happening.

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Where's my Gallery View in Lync?

One of the new features of Lync 2013 is the ability to have gallery view (think Brady Bunch opening song with all the tiles) in video conferencing. We've had lots of questions about this and there are two things that have to be installed:

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Why I love Office 365 as the CEO of a Small Business - Part 3

If you are an owner of a business - chances are you are on the road...a lot. The great thing about Office 365 is that it is extremely flexible AND portable. Something that the other cloud productivity provider can't say. Since I started this series - the things that I travel with have been downsized pretty dramatically. Case in point - I used to carry 4 devices - iPad, Windows Phone, Laptop, and Verizon MiFi. I have since pared that down to TWO. My toolkit now includes a Microsoft Surface RT and Windows Phone 8. I took a day trip to Tampa today and didn't carry a bag...just my Surface and my phone.

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Microsoft Surface RT – 2 Months Later

I’ve been using my Microsoft Surface RT now for two months. My iPad has been passed down to my daughter to play Princess games and play interactive coloring books. Here’s the good, the bad, and the ugly.

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What is the maximum number of items in a sharepoint online list or library in Office 365?

We were working with a customer who had lots and lots of documents. They were considering a move to Office 365 but were concerned that SharePoint Online wouldn't scale to meet their needs.

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online 2011 Log In Loop with Live ID

Recently we had a client that was experiencing a log in loop for Dynamics CRM Online 2011. Basically, when the client would try to log in via the web portal - the webpage would just continue to loop through a series of webpages - never giving the user the opportunity to actually log on with their Windows Live ID (Microsoft Account).

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Clearing the cache on SharePoint Designer 2010

Recently I needed to clear the cache on SharePoint Designer 2010. (Primarily because I had deleted a site and then re-created it with the same name).
I was able to delete the cache by going to:
- %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WebsiteCache\

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Traveling with the Microsoft Surface RT

I am traveling this week for business and pleasure - and what better way to test the Microsoft Surface than run it through a real world test?

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Google leaves its Google Apps users in a lurch

Wow - in a pretty big way, Google told its users of Google Apps that it would no longer be able to export files to the older versions of Microsoft Office - effective in 3 days. That doesn't give a lot of notice, does it? This is one of the main issues with using software that is still in its infancy to run your business. Regardless of the size of your business, it is pretty difficult to adapt in 3 days.

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Set up Manager in Exchange and SharePoint Online in Office 365

If you want to use some of the advanced features of SharePoint Online or Exchange Online - it's important that you have the right organization hierarchy set up. This isn't applicable to a 3-10 person business - but to the upper end of SMBs, this is very applicable....especially if you want to use some of our custom workflows for Exchange Online.

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