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Connect Pidgin to Google Apps

Connecting with encryption Creating accounts and linking services This is current as of Pidgin 2.10.7 Steps (4 total) 1 Add account Expand Click on ADD 2 Configure BASIC settings Expand Set PROTOCOL to XMPP Username is your userID for the Google Apps Domain Domain is the Google Apps domain Resource is “gmail.com” without quotes Password…

Active Directory fun and games

Using Windows domain controller with Active Directory adprep and dcdiag! Upgrading Active Directory to include a Windows 2008 R2 domain controller in an existing domain where the DC is 2003. This can be a real challenge. Let’s try to document the process so we can get them right every time. First check your 2003 DC…

Optomate Primer

Optometry appointment / billing / clinical support Simple to use, good support, very flexible Optomate is an Optometry appointment / billing / clinical package by Monkey Software. Phone 1300 650 295. Support is good. Based on a Borland database, server installs are done by Monkey. Basically copy across all data then call them. Data is spread…

Hosted PBX and Paperless Fax

Phone and Fax on the internet If you can get a reliable Internet connection you don’t need a physical phone system anymore. Hosted phones over the net (including IVR) Don’t buy a phone system until you have checked out a Hosted PBX. If you can get a reliable Internet connection you don’t need a physical…

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Microsoft Office 365

A modern office needs modern solutions Like most of the business world, we are transitioning email and data storage to “the Cloud” with Microsoft Office 365. Here are 8 reasons why moving to Office 365 can make sense: Benefits of Office 365 for small business. Here’s a Microsoft paper on the Cloud for Australian Healthcare providers. …