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ABC Computers eNewsletter                                                                                                      January 2011

 800-834-7700                                                                                                           www.ABC-Computers.com
In This Issue
Jan 19 Webcast: SSRS Reporting for Microsoft Dynamics NAV
National Clean-Up Your Computer Month
Top 5 Worst High-Tech Habits to Break in 2011
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2 is Now Available
Upcoming Events
Why Your "Not-To-Do" List is Just as Important as Your "To-Do" List
Offers & Promotions

   

Save the Date for ABC Customer Conference
Mark May 12th on your calendar and plan to attend ABC's Annual Customer Conference at our headquarters in Waupaca, WI!   Details will be released soon.

Complimentary Report

Designed to help organizations reduce operating costs and increase efficiencies, Windows Server 2008 R2 provides enhanced management control over resources across the enterprise. Learn 10 ways Windows Server 2008 R2 can save you money by downloading a free copy of  the report.

January 

Quick Quiz

  Question:
What superhero's alter ego worked for newspaper publisher J. Jonah Jameson?
(a) Green Lantern
(b) Superman
(c) Spider-Man
(d) Daredevil   
 
Enter our monthly Quick Quiz drawing for your chance to win the Shiny New Gadget, an Arc™ Touch Mouse from Microsoft!  Send your answer to [email protected]
ABC Customer Comment
"ABC Computers has been there for us throughout the years, assisting us with our networking and computer system needs.  They go above and beyond in aiding us to stay operational and enabling us to service our customers both internally and externally."
Holly Keough, Controller
Waupaca Northwoods, LLC
December Quick Quiz Answer & Winner
Question: 
What is the name of the main newspaper for wizards in Harry Potter's world?
  Answer:  Daily Prophet
 Winner: Anthony Eisemann Anthony won an 8GB 2.0 USB  Flash Drive!
Shiny New Gadget of the Month
Arc Touch Mouse
Curve for comfort, flatten to pack. A perfect fit for your hand-and your mobile lifestyle.
ArcTouchMouse
Tips & Tricks
Security Alert
SBT Pro Series
User Notice
Effective June 1, 2011, ABC Computers will discontinue SBT Pro Series support.  Current users should contact Tom Doran at 800-834-7700 x1112 or [email protected] to discuss their opitons.
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Greetings!  

 

Every January, millions of people make New Year's resolutions aimed at improving their personal lives.  We all vow to try harder at improving our health, relationships, community service and finances.  But, what about resolving to improve your business?  Much like self-improvement commitments, business resolutions can provide a powerful platform for building success over the next 12 months. 

Now is a perfect time to refocus, update expectations, set new benchmarks, and create a strategy for achieving your 2011 business goals.  Agree, but don't know where to start?   Here are some inspiring, yet realistic suggestions from Six Disciplines, a strategy execution coaching firm:
  1. Promise yourself to make business decisions guided by your heart, head and finances. Too much of any one is not good but a little of all three can be very helpful when considering new opportunities or approaches.
  2. Resolve to create a profile of your ideal customer and stick to it. Figure out who you can best serve and use this understanding as a guide for determining who to work with and who to refer on.
  3. Learn something new. Seeking out new knowledge and new methods can keep you feeling interested and enthusiastic even with the occasional ups and downs of business.
  4. Master a positive mindset. Keep your mind free of self doubt, worry, or fear. You can achieve what you desire or else you wouldn't want it in the first place.
  5. Savor your accomplishments. What's the point of continually achieving business milestones if you never savor the feeling of accomplishment? The more you enjoy your business success, the more success you will have to enjoy.
Of course, New Year's resolutions have a reputation for being thrown out the window around week three.  This year, resolve to stay on track.  Set specific and attainable goals, and then regularly measure your progress.  It's easier to keep doing something when you can see results.  It's also easier if you choose resolutions that you're passionate about. 

Best wishes for a prosperous New Year!

Sincerely,
Donovan's Signature
Donavan Lane, CEO
ABC Computers, Inc. 
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January 19th Webcast: SSRS Report Writing for Microsoft Dynamics NAV
Find out how Pivotier Report Writer empowers Dynamics NAV users to design and run their own reports with the power of the latest - and true - Microsoft reporting technologies like SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS).

 
There is no cost to attend, but space is limited. Reserve your spot by registering online or calling 1-800-834-7700.
January is National Clean-Up Your Computer Month
Survey Reveals Just How Dirty Your Keyboard IToilets!
 
Since there's a holiday or month for just about every cause imaginable, it should come as no surprise that cleaning your PC now has its own official month, awarded by none other than "The Vinegar Institute." But before you dismiss this one, consider this little factoid:

ABC News reported that a study in England revealed that the average office keyboard had bacteria and germ levels up to five times higher than those commonly found on a toilet seat.

So how do you not only disinfect your keyboard, but also get those annoying smudges and fingerprints off your monitor? Here are a few tips!
The Top 5 Worst High-Tech Habits to Break in 2011

We all have bad habits when it comes to maintaining the security and "health" of the high-tech tools you dearly depend on. Since it's a fresh New Year, we thought it would be appropriate to point out the top 5 worst high-tech habits worth fixing in 2011.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2 is Now Available

On December 15, 2010, Microsoft trumpeted the release of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2, bringing a wealth of improvements and new integration interoperability to the ERP software.
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While the list of improvements is too long to spell out explicitly, here are some of the highlights.
 
Upcoming Events
 
February 24: Microsoft Community Connections in Rhinelander, WI
The Rhinelander Chamber of Commerce and ABC Computers are hosting a Microsoft Community Connection event on February 24, 2011.  Get an up close look into Microsoft Office 2010 including Word, Outlook and Excel, and the great new features that Office 2010 brings to make your business more efficient and productive. 

The time and specific location will be announced soon. Watch the events page on our web site for updates
  
April 10 - 13:  Microsoft Convergence 2011
Early bird registration is now open for Microsoft Convergence 2011!  This annual conference hosted by Microsoft for Dynamics users and partners will take place April 10th - 13th in Atlanta, GA.  As the name implies, Convergence serves as the meeting point for the Microsoft Dynamics customer business community; the crossroads of learning, discovery and opportunity; the junction of connections and possibilities. We hope you will join us this year!

We encourage you to include Convergence in your 2011 planning and take advantage of early bird pricing.  You can save $300 by registering before 11:59pm PST on February 21, 2011. 

For more information or to register for the conference, visit: http://www.microsoft.com/dynamics/convergence/atlanta11/
Why Your "Not-To-Do" List is Just as Important as Your "To-Do" List
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One of the New Year's resolutions I often have is to get more organized and better manage my time. After all, who doesn't want to get more done? 

 

As we all know, only about 20% of the things you do deliver 80% of the results you want to achieve. Therefore, in order to "get more done," you have to clearly identify what that 20% is and focus on doing more of those activities, and delegating or ignoring the 80% of time-wasting "stuff" we all get caught up in doing. What are some big time wasters?

Offers & Promotions
Put Your Business in the Cloud with ABC Computers
Did you know that ABC provides cloud services for Microsoft Dynamics NAV, offsite storage, disaster recovery, and Microsoft Business Productivity Online Standard Suite which includes Microsoft Exchange Online, Microsoft SharePoint Online,, Microsoft Office CommunCloudsandDaisiesications Online and Office Live Meeting?  Move 5 users or more to the cloud with ABC by February 20th, 2011, and save $1,500.  For offer details, contact Jeff Pergolski at 800.834.7700 or [email protected]!

"The Sky is The Limit!"  Lapsed Customer Re-enrollment Offer for Microsoft Dynamics GP & Microsoft Dynamics NAV Customers
Get back to full support and services-and fly forward with the latest, best-in-class Microsoft Dynamics® GP or Microsoft Dynamics® NAV solution-by re-enrolling in your Microsoft Dynamics Business Ready Enhancement Plan - with no lapse or re-enrollment fees.  After committing to 3 years of Enhancement, these fees will be waived.  Re-enrollment must be received by Microsoft by end of business, April 22, 2011.  To leverage this ofer, contact Tom Doran at 800.834.7700 x112 or [email protected].
About ABC Computers 
ABC Computers is a business technology solutions provider that specializes in the deployment of Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics GP, network engineering, hardware and business consulting services. We are a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner with a team of certified engineers, developers, and application consultants. Over the last 25 years, ABC Computers has developed reputation for helping clients achieve their goals by first listening and learning about their business, and only then recommending a solution. 
 
Donavan Lane, as well as each team member of ABC, is totally dedicated to your complete satisfaction. Thus our commitment to setting up Business Solutions...Your Way.